Introducing Fluency to Students

Introducing Fluency to Students

Even if students can decode words in their reading, that doesn’t mean they will comprehend what they read. If they read too slowly, then the text doesn’t make sense. If they don’t chunk words in phrases, breathing at punctuation marks, then the text...
Avoid Robot Readers with Three Key Strategies

Avoid Robot Readers with Three Key Strategies

It’s common for kindergartners to point to words while reading. This strategy helps them sound out words and build their eye sweep across a line of text. However, once students have mastered one-to-one correspondence, they should learn to point only with their...
Provide Oral Fluency Practice with Joke Books

Provide Oral Fluency Practice with Joke Books

Knock. Knock. Who’s there? Ken. Ken who? Ken jokes really increase fluency? Absolutely! Joke telling is a fabulous way to provide your students oral fluency practice. Jokes are meant to be read/told aloud. Through joke telling you can help students focus on...