Educational Links: Fluency

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Fluency Internet Resources

Teaching Fluency — Research and commentary on the importance and complexity of teaching fluency

Fluent Reading — Article with tips on how to support learning fluency

Johnson School’s School-wide Reading Effort — Article focused on instructional time, team, text, and tasks at one school-wide reading program

Developing Reading Fluency — Breaks down the direct and indirect approach

Official DIBELS Home Page — Uses the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy

Aaron Shepard’s Reader’s Theater Page — Scripts and tips for Reader’s theater

Fluency in Word Identification

Fluency in Beginning Reading — Why it’s important; how to teach it; how to assess it

5 Surefire Strategies for Developing Reading Fluency

A Focus on Fluency — The Pacific Resources for Education and Learning provides services that range from curriculum development to assessment and evaluation

Knowledge Loom: Vocabulary — Technology tips and implications for English language learners

Oral Fluency Assessment Calculator for Grades 3-5

Fluency and Learning to Read: The Reading Skills Pyramid

Reading Milestones — Milestones for second and third graders