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5 Surefire Strategies for Developing Reading Fluency

Have you ever watched students struggle with what you know to be a great book, just perfect for their age and development? Without fluency, the world …

Develop Fluency Using Content-Based Texts

Fluency is the missing piece of the reading puzzle for many older students. They can decode, but they cannot do it automatically and accurately …

Put Reading First -- K-3 (fluency)

Fluency instruction<p>Fluency is the ability to read a text accurately and quickly. When fluent readers read silently, they recognize words …

Teaching

Who Helps Kids With Dyslexia Gain Reading Fluency?

When Martha Youman was starting out as a second-grade teacher, every Friday she would stay late after school to make what she called “seat work” for …

Teaching

Fluency: Instructional Guidelines and Student Activities

Guidelines for instruction<p>Provide children with opportunities to read and reread a range of stories and informational texts by reading on their own, …

Teaching

Strategies to Assess and Increase Reading Fluency

+2<p>National Institute for Literacy (nifl.gov)<p>Fluency is the ability to read a text accurately, quickly, and with proper expression and comprehension. …

Creating Fluent Readers - Educational Leadership

Defining reading fluency may help clarify the issue. Successful reading requires readers to process the text (the surface level of reading) and …

Writing Fluency: A Key to Success on Next Generation Assessments

“If you can read everything your students write, you’re not assigning enough writing” – Doug Fisher.<p>Teachers tend to think about building fluency in …

Fluency

Fluency is the ability to read a text accurately, quickly, and with expression. Fluency is important because it provides a bridge between word …

Teaching

Common Questions About Fluency

The four most common questions about reading fluency are:<p>What is it?<br>• Why do so many struggling readers have great difficulty in becoming fluent …

Teacher to Teacher Ideas in the Top Teaching Blog

Having Fun With Fluency! Part 2: Strategies Readers Will Enjoy

Last week, we had the opportunity to learn more about the components of fluency instruction in our reading work, as we watched the replay of Teacher …

Building Fluency: Tips, Strategies, Activities, and Freebies

Fluency is one of the important big ideas of reading. What research tells us is that students can become fluent by:<p>Explicit instruction, guidance, …

Fluency Tutor

Fluency Tutor comes in two apps - Teacher and Student.<p>On the students end, its offers a way for students to record their own reading behavior. The …

Five Ways to Gain Story Fluency

<b>Story Fluency and Innovation</b><p>Every time I blink these days I see another article on <b>story</b>. It’s something of a too popular buzzfad, but for good …

Fluency Does Not Equal Speed

As an educator with 23 years in the classroom I used to give math timed tests to build automaticity in the basic facts. After attending many math …