• Fluency

    ·        The ability to read a text accurately, quickly and with proper expression

    ·        Improves reading comprehension

    ·        Needs to be read OUT LOUD. No silent reading. Needs to be read to/with an adult.

    Common Core State Standard:
    1.RF.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
    a. Read on-level test with purpose and understanding.
    b. Read on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
    c. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
    Fluency practice will be part of the weekly homework as follows. The reading passage can be printed from the homework page each week.

    Day 1:

    ·       Timed Reading: Child only-timed for 1 minute.  Mark the last word read. (If child does not read the word within 5 seconds, adult says the word and child keeps on reading.)

    ·       Sign and date reading passage.

    ·       Independent Reading: Child reads story one more time- not timed.

    Day 2:

    ·       Echo Reading: Parent reads one sentence (phrase). Child repeats the same sentence (phrase). Read 2 times.

    Day 3:

    ·       Choral Reading: Adult and child read story together. Read at a normal pace. Do not slow down to let your child ‘keep up’ with you. (Reading should match our normal speech rate. It should reflect the way we talk.) Read 2 times.

    Day 4:

    ·         Timed ReadingChild only-timed for 1 minute

    ·         Mark last word read.

    ·         Self-corrections are OK

    ·         Sign and date reading passage.

    ·       Compare the results from Day 1 reading and Day 4 reading. Celebrate the progress made!

    ·       Words per minute for first grade: End of year: 50-80 wpm

    A Fluent Reader

    ·       Pays attention to punctuation

    ·       Reads the words smoothly

    ·       Reads at a ‘just right’ pace

    ·       Pays attention to dialogue

    ·       Emphasizes important words

    ·       Uses his/her volume to fit the mood

    If you are interested in reading/learning more about the importance of fluency, please view the following PowerPoint slideshow.  Click here to view PowerPoint (Click on slideshow, From beginning. Use spacebar to advance slides.)
Last Modified on June 23, 2017