Ch 8: Developing Reading Fluency in Children

About This Chapter

Use this chapter to get to grips with developing reading fluency in children. Build your understanding of the relationship between oral fluency and reading comprehension, factors that can disrupt reading fluency, and much more.

Developing Reading Fluency in Children - Chapter Summary

This chapter looks at the range of strategies that can be used to develop reading fluency in children and the science behind children's literacy development. Explore an array of topics including prosody, reading rate and accuracy, and grow your theoretical knowledge of the stages in which children learn to read. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Discuss fluency and reading development in children
  • Describe the relationship between oral fluency and reading comprehension
  • Implement various strategies for improving students' reading fluency, rate and accuracy
  • Define prosody and understand how it can be used in instruction
  • Outline the factors that may disrupt reading fluency

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6 Lessons in Chapter 8: Developing Reading Fluency in Children
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Fluency & Reading Development in Children

1. Fluency & Reading Development in Children

High school students who lack reading fluency are likely to perform poorly on reading assessments. This lesson will define fluency and describe the importance of fluency in reading development and explain how students develop it.

Oral Fluency & Its Relationship to Reading Comprehension

2. Oral Fluency & Its Relationship to Reading Comprehension

Oral reading fluency is an important element of reading comprehension. This lesson will explore that connection for teachers seeking to improve oral fluency with their students.

Strategies for Improving Students' Reading Fluency

3. Strategies for Improving Students' Reading Fluency

Learning to read includes more than just decoding words. Students need to build fluency to be solid readers. How can teachers help? This lesson outlines several strategies to help students improve fluency in reading.

Strategies for Improving Reading Rate & Accuracy

4. Strategies for Improving Reading Rate & Accuracy

In this lesson, we learn to identify a student's current reading rate, level of fluency and mastery, and most importantly, learn the necessary strategies to enhance these skills.

Prosody: Definition, Elements & Instruction

5. Prosody: Definition, Elements & Instruction

This lesson will introduce prosody and the various elements of it by providing examples from a sample text. We'll also explain some ways to improve prosody.

Factors That Disrupt Reading Fluency

6. Factors That Disrupt Reading Fluency

As an elementary school teacher, helping students read fluently is a big part of your job. This lesson discusses factors disrupt fluency and strategies for helping students become increasingly fluent readers.

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