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     What is reading fluency?

       Fluency is defined as the ability to read with speed, accuracy, and proper expression. In order for students to understand what they read, they most often need to be able to read fluently whether they are reading aloud or silently. When reading aloud, fluent readers read in phrases and add intonation appropriately. Their reading is smooth and has expression.         

       Students may have difficulty with decoding skills or they may just need more practice with speed and smoothness in reading. Fluency is also important for motivation; children who find reading laborious tend not to want read! As readers head into upper elementary grades, fluency becomes increasingly important. Students who find fluency a challenge may not experience the full joy of reading.  

        Practice fluency with some of the short, fun "sail" reading fluency phrasing passages! These short passages can be read with 2 or more people, each reading just one line. When the last line is read, all participates read the final line again together! Also included are some longer passages for more in-depth practice.
    Fun Fluency Phrasing                 Fun Fluency Phrasing        Fun Fluency Phrasing             Fun Fluency Phrasing
    Kit Cat                                        Emmitt's Muffins                 Grandma's Quilt                     The Wind
    Fun Fluency Phrasing                Fun Fluency Phrasing          Fun Fluency Phrasing             Fun Fluency Phrasing
    A Swift Breeze                                 Living Fossils                       Hawks                                    Annoyed Oyster
     Fun Fluency Phrasing                Fun Fluency Phrasing           Fun Fluency Phrasing           Fun Fluency Phrasing 
     Alligator                                             Fish                                       The Lake                                     One Day
    Fun Fluency Phrasing             Fun Fluency Phrasing               Fun Fluency Phrasing           Fun Fluency Phrasing          
     Weed a Road                                   Alligator Awoke!                        Speedboat                              Goat