Fluency Good readers need to read and write the way they talk.. They should read effortlessly and correctly. A student who reads fluently knows many of the words without sounding them out. A fluent reader reads in phrases rather than reading one word at a time. Reading is more enjoyable when the student reads with good expression and makes the story come alive .
To improve fluency students can practice reading the Frye word lists. These words make-up the majority of words that are found in texts. These words are recalled instantly by fluent readers. Practice with reading the Frye word lists can be found at the following website: http://rbeaudoin333.homestead.com/sightvocab_1.html.
A student's fluency also improves through oral rereading practice.. The process for this activity follows: -Sit with the child in a quiet location without too many distractions. Position the book so that both you and the child can easily follow the text. -Have the child read aloud for one minute. (Use a timer or the second hand on the clock.) Mark the last word read. -If the child is reading aloud and misreads a word or hesitates for 3 to 5 seconds, tell the child the word and jot it down on a piece of paper. If the child asks for help with any word, read the word aloud. If the child asks for a definition of any word, give the definition. -Review any missed words with the child. -Have the child read the passage again for one minute. Mark the last word read. Point out and praise the child for reading further the second time through. If the child reads more words accurately, praise him or her. Listen for good reading expression and praise the child when it is noted. - Have the child repeat the reading a third and fourth time. Each time read for one minute.