Posts Tagged ‘reading fluency’

Reading Strategies: Reading Fluency and Comprehension

Many definitions of reading fluency include only rate, accuracy, and expression. However, we prefer to include comprehension in our definition because, without understanding, reading becomes only word calling. Reading fluency is usually assessed looking at accuracy and rate, but it involves more than just these two components. Without comprehension, reading becomes only rapid word calling…

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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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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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