Reading fluency leads to better reading comprehension, but sometimes, you may feel at a loss when your child is stumbling over words. These three tricks and accompanying books will build your early reader’s fluency (the ability to read out loud accurately, with expression, and at a good pace) to promote academic success and reading for fun outside of school.
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Tip 1: Read Books Out Loud at the Same Time
Try choral reading, in which your child reads out loud with you and tries to match your pace. This will help them get used to what fluent reading sounds and feels like. Pick a book they can already read independently, so they spend this time working on pacing rather than decoding words.
These five popular books incorporate rhythm, dialogue, or humor — all elements that are perfect for choral reading.