Archive for October 2018

The Reading Fluency-Comprehension Connection

Although many definitions of reading fluency include only rate, accuracy, and expression, we include comprehension in our definition of reading fluency.  We do so, because without understanding, reading becomes only word calling.  Therefore, reading fluency involves more than just accuracy and rate.  Your child should be able to read fluently and understanding. Including comprehension in…

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RESEARCH UPDATE:   Oral Reading Fluency

Recent research by Hasbrouck and Tindal (2017) shows that oral reading fluency (words correct per minute) in grades one through four has improved over the past eleven years.  These scores are performance benchmarks that show where a child should be performing.  This research was a measure of oral reading rate and accuracy, but did not…

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What is Reading Fluency?

Reading fluency is more than just reading rate.  It includes reading with accuracy, expression, appropriate rate, and understanding.  Children who read fluently recognize words and automatically decode unknown words.  They read the number of words correct per minute that are appropriate for their grade level and the text they encounter.  They read with expression including…

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