Fluency is the ability to read a text accurately, at a reasonable rate, and with appropriate expression. Fluent readers spend less time on decoding allowing them more time to focus on comprehending what they read.
Fluent Readers are able to:
ü Recognize words automatically
ü Group individual words into meaningful phrases
ü Apply quick strategies to read unknown words
What can you do at home to help your child become a more fluent reader?
Ø Model reading fluently when you read a story to your child.
Ø Have your child read and reread the same text several times.
Ø Have your child use different voices when reading a familiar text. Read the story
like a mouse, cowboy, or princess. This is another way to do a repeated reading to
make it more enjoyable.Ø Have your child read texts that are easy for them in order to practice reading
with accuracy and expression.
Ø Echo read with your child (you read a sentence and then they read the same
Ø Choral read with your child (read the same text together out loud).
Ø Record your child reading so he/she can listen to how they sound.