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Developing Fluency

The National Reading Panel reports that students benefit from learning to read quickly, accurately, and with proper expression.  Regular, explicit instruction in guided oral reading gives struggling readers a clear learning benefit in terms of word recognition, oral fluency, and reading comprehension. Teachers should focus on phrasing, smoothness, expression, volume, pace and accuracy during fluency instruction.  Fluency does not ensure that students will have comprehension, but comprehension is difficult without fluency.  It forms the bridge between decoding and comprehension.

Tips on Helping Your Child Develop Fluency



Websites on Developing Fluency:

Improving Fluency in Young Readers

Put Reading First: Fluency

Reading Rockets: Fluency

Time for Learning: Fluency

The Reading Genie: Developing Reading Fluency

Common Questions About Fluency

Activating Prior Knowledge
Vocabulary Development
Comprehension Strategies
Summarization Techniques
Writing Across the Curriculum
Getting to Know Students
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