Education,ELA & Writing

How to Check for Reading Fluency

Lots of people are under the impression that to check for reading fluency, one must whip out a timer and a passage and determine how many words are read in one minute. Teachers inadvertently express this message to students and parents when the focus is on a timer. Fluency is often mistaken for speed and speed alone, but what is fluency exactly and how do you check for it? Speed is not the only aspect of fluency For starters, speed…

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