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    Fluency

    Fluency is the ability to read smoothly and automatically, with expression and attention to punctuation.

    Accuracy – I read words correctly.

    Rate – I read just at the right pace…“not too fast” and “not too slow.”

    Expression – I read with feeling in my voice and I don’t sound like a robot.

    Punctuation – I follow punctuation marks as I read; stopping at periods, taking breaths at commas, modulating up when there is a question, injecting excitement when there is an exclamation mark, and changing voices for quotation marks.