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 1.  Print awareness
 2.  The sounds of speech
 3.  Phonemic awareness
 4.  Phonics
 5.  Informal classroom-based assessment
 6.  Fluency
 7.  Vocabulary
 8.  Spelling
 9.  Writing
 10.  Text comprehension

Diary of a First Year Teacher

Module 6  –  Fluency

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1. Automaticity:
a. refers to accurate and speedy word recognition
b. refers to reading with expression and clarity
c. is another word for fluency
d. none of the above

2. Which activity listed below, works best for incresing fluency?
a. sustained silent reading
b. round robin readings
c. repeated readings
d. all of the above

3. Which activity promotes fluency in students?
a. reading a book that is at the right level for independent reading
b. receiving guidance when reading aloud
c. listening to someone model fluent reading
d. all of the above

4. A book is considered to be at the instructional level if it can be read with:
a. 90% accuracy
b. more than 90% accuracy
c. between 70% and 90% accuracy
d. less than 70% accuracy

5. A fluent reader__________________:
a. reads with expression
b. divides text into meaningful chunks
c. pauses appropriately within and at the end of sentences
d. all of the above

6. Fluency changes_______________:
a. depending on what the reader is reading
b. depending on the reader's familiarity with the words in the text
c. depending on the amount of practice the reader has reading text
d. all of the above

7. Listening to an adult model fluent reading____________:
a. gives students a chance to hear how the written text should sound
b. demonstrates fluency to students
c. serves as a strategy for building fluency
d. all of the above

8. Less fluent readers pay more attention to:
a. comprehension
b. decoding
c. expression
d. none of the above

9. The best strategy for developing fluency is to provide your students with opportunities to __________:
a. read the same passage orally several times
b. read different passages silently
c. read passages that are easy
d. read difficult passages

10. Model fluent reading, then have students________________:
a. watch a videotape
b. reread the text on their own
c. choose a different book to read
d. none of the above

First Year Teacher was a pilot project of Reading Rockets, which is service of WETA, Washington D.C.'s flagship public television station. Funding for First Year Teacher was provided by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs; The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; and The Overbrook Foundation.

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