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the ability to read a text accurately and quickly.
Reading fluency is defined as reading text with speed, accuracy,
and proper expression (National Reading Panel, 2000). Fluency
a bridge between word recognition and comprehension and fluent
readers recognize words and comprehend at the same time (Reading
p. 3). Gaining fluency in reading involves developing rapid and
automatic word identification processes (LaBerge & Samuels,
reading from New Jersey's Reading First Program Grant Application).
The Classroom (Video! Clip of Oral Reading Fluency administration from DIBELS assessment.)
|Fluency instruction, from The National Institute for Literacy (NIFL).
||An excellent guide (based on research), for different levels of text and kinds of practice. You may print out the entire document at the first page of Put Reading First (which supports all Five Essentials).
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