The ability to read text quickly, accurately and with proper expression.
There are many engaging way to practice fluency within the classroom setting. Activities can include:
- Poetry recitation and Flash Mob Poetry
- Choral reading, paired reading and repeated reading
- Rapid Automatic Naming (RAN) activities and games
- Reader’s Theatre
- Phrase Reading
- Reading to younger students
In addition to sentence and passage reading, phrase reading in a great way to build fluency skills.
Edward Fry’s list of phrases incorporates the first 600 words in the Fry word lists.
Reader’s Theatre is a great way to build fluency and prosody skills.
The following sites provide a variety of free, downloadable Reader’s Theatre scripts:
Scripts can also be found in a variety of books and on Reading A-Z.
Florida Center for Reading Research