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.