For solid, bare-bones advice in adopting a simple approach to teaching reading fluency, this article shows a step by step plan for helping students become better readers. Good instruction has to be differentiated, and this piece shows how to do that and meet the needs of individual learners by explaining strategies that help students acquire phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.
So you are not a reading teacher per se, but you know your students could use some help. This presentation introduces the learner to the basics of reading instruction as it explains automaticity and prosody and then walks you through how to help your students achieve it.
You already know that fluency and reading comprehension are linked with reading success, but sometimes it’s good to understand the rationalization behind teaching fluency, especially when you have to explain it to parents. This article gives you a fluency scale and a review of best practices.
What strategies haven’t you tried when teaching fluency skills to your students? Just when you think you’ve exhausted them all, this article reminds you that there’s still another way, and the links provide the path you don't lose time searching for more reading strategies. Number 5 is so critical!
Good fluency is good reading. As simple as that sounds, eliminating the gap between reading and fluency is not always easy, but this article offers reading strategies that can help students gain fluency and confidence in reading. What should the fluency goals be? They are listed by grade level at the end of the article
When we think about teaching fluency, we tend to think about the students just beginning to build their fluency skills, but this article shows how to set the bar higher and help students create writing flair. You may also be surprised to see how masterfully third graders write when they elevate their skills in fluency.
In much the same way you might teach the graphic organizer of the week or the objective of the week, consider teaching the sentence structure of the week so students practice one pattern at a time. The featured sentence structure is analyzed, discussed, recreated and mastered for real synthesis.
Drama proves to be an excellent vehicle for helping students build fluency with language. It’s a fun way to learn vocabulary, pronunciation, and delivery because students jump into learning without being self-conscious.