So What is Reading Fluency?2. One of the five key reading components according to the National Reading Panel (2000)3. A common cause of reading comprehension difficulty4. The ability to read accurately and naturally with expression5. Reading without any real effort being exerted like shifting gears in a vehicle
How Reading Fluency Is MeasuredDIBELS Next DIBELS Oral Reading Fluency2. Teacher meets with student one-on-one with DIBELS materialsand a timer3. Teacher administers assessment, which take a little over twominutes for Progress Monitoring4. Accuracy and reading rate are recorded several times a year inorder to ensure student is making good progress towards the endof year goal5. 3rd grade students should be reading 110+ words per minute bythe end of the school year
The Problem: Once students have been assessed,teachers want to help disfluent readers, but theyhave other students with more severe readingdifficulties. So what can they do?
The Solution: Teachers can useeducational technology to helpimprove reading fluency withstudents that are at some-risk!
Technology InterventionsStudents can learn to use technologies like sound recordinghardware and eBooks in order to help them improve their fluency!