What is reading fluency?
Reading fluently includes reading smoothly, easily, with expression, and without difficulty figuring out words.

Why is reading fluently important?
Fluency is needed for good comprehension and enjoyable reading.

What is involved in fluent reading?
A fluent reader can…
1. read at a rapid rate.
2. automatically recognize words
3. phrase correctly.
4. use appropriate pitch.
5. use appropriate pacing.
6. use expression.

How can I work on my reading fluency?
* Read like you’re talking to a friend.
* Pay attention to punctuation – read the punctuation.
* Place stress on appropriate words.
* Read at an appropriate pace.