Reading 101 is a collaboration with the Center for Effective Reading Instruction and The International Dyslexia Association.

Fluency: Assignments

Elementary teacher helping two students with fluency practice

For a next step in enhancing your fluency instruction, see the tips on measuring a student's fluency score and watch our Launching Young Readers show, Fluent Reading.

Develop an instructional plan

Choose one student to take a fluency score.

  • Sit and listen to the student read a passage from a book that is at their independent level.
  • Take note of words read correctly and incorrectly.
  • Find the words read per minute by taking the words read correctly (minus) the words read incorrectly.
  • Determine what instruction should look like for this student.
  • Write up your plan for this student’s growth in the area of fluency.

Watch

Watch the third program in our five-part Launching Young Readers series, Fluent Reading. The 30-minute show explores how to help children learn to decode quickly and achieve fluency. The program also demonstrates how early testing and intervention can help struggling readers.

 

Reading 101 is a collaboration with the Center for Effective Reading Instruction and The International Dyslexia Association.

"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." — Emilie Buchwald