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Fluency AssessmentSeptember 13, 2011
Todays ClassReview FluencyExplore Fluency Assessment ToolsPractice using Fluency Assessment Tools
National Reading PanelNRP was formed in 1997 to research and assess effective literacy instructional practicesResearch was conducted over a period of 2 yearsIn 2000, the NRP published a report outlining the findings
NRP FindingsConcluded that there are five key components to an effective reading instruction program:Phonemic AwarenessPhonicsFluencyVocabularyComprehension
What are we talking about when we talk about fluency?ILS, Language Arts Goal #1: Read with understanding and fluency.Standard 1.B: Read age-appropriate material aloud with fluency and accuracyCommon Core Standards
Fluency: Reading text with speed, accuracy, and proper expression.What does it look like? What does it sound like? What can be done in the classroom to support fluent oral reading?
What does this mean? What are we looking for? How will we know students can do this?
Elements of Fluent ReadingAutomaticity of decodingAppropriate reading rateAppropriate volume, pitch, stress, juncture or stress in ones voiceAppropriate phrasing
FluencyAccuracyRateVolumeExpressionProsody (appropriate stress and intonation of language)
(National Reading Panel Report, 2000)
Assessing Oral LanguageTools we have for assessing fluency and reading rate:Oral reading rubricMultidimensional Fluency ScaleChoose one of the methods and practice using it as we listen to Evan reading. (Video is posted on the Wiki. You can also use any of the other recordings as well). Or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xR0-aMLx6E0 or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zChENpc87AA orhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIytn4NYPj4
Oral Reading RateLets try it for Evan (See pkt page for instructions)1. Words in the passage= 2502. 250x60= 150003. Time the reading (150 seconds)4. 15000/150= 1005. Use the table (for C(orrect)WPM, subtract the number of miscues=12, from #4) So 88
Behaviors that Negatively Impact Fluency
Strategies for Developing FluencyModel Fluent Reading (Read-aloud)Shared ReadingRepeated ReadingsWork with High Frequency Words to develop AutomatcityStrategy Ideas:Improving ReadingBusy Teacher Cafhttp://www.busyteacherscafe.com/literacy/fluency.html
In the ClassroomRead AloudAudio Recordings and VideosShared ReadingRepeated ReadingsUsing Books with Repetitive TextReaders TheaterChoral ReadingEcho ReadingWork with High Frequency Words (develop automaticity)Work with High Frequency Phrases
Next ClassThursday, September 15 (I sure hope I will be there or I may have to postpone the start of tutoring)Bring a blank of the lesson plan templateFamiliarize yourself with Interest Inventories and lesson ideas for the first few sessionsBring your Improving Reading book