Strategies for Teaching Automaticity & Fluency


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Which of the following is a strategy recommended to improve fluency?

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1. What measure might a teacher use to determine a student's initial fluency before doing repeated readings?

2. A student is reading a passage and doesn't remember to pause at periods and instead continues into the new sentence without any change of pace or tone. What area is a struggle for this student, based on this description?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Efficiency in reading fluency and automaticity allows students to focus more on comprehending the meaning of what they are reading. Use the assessment items to check your understanding of an area of reading that students can have difficulty with, reading comprehension, and repeated readings.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Questions will cover:

  • The concept of repeated readings
  • Measurement used by a teacher to determine initial fluency prior to repeated readings
  • Strategies used to improve fluency

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question regarding what the struggle to pause at periods while reading is called
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding why automaticity is a vital component of reading comprehension
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on fluency and automaticity

Additional Learning

Review the lesson titled Strategies for Teaching Automaticity & Fluency to learn more about this topic related to reading comprehension. You will learn the following information in this lesson:

  • Additional techniques used to teach fluency and automaticity
  • The definition of decoding
  • How fluency impacts reading