Fluency is the bridge between word recognition and reading comprehension. Fluency can lead to larger vocabulary and greater comprehension.
My students are so wonderful!
They are full of life and energy and have so much to learn. The school I teach at is 87% free and reduced lunch. They don't have many experiences, and school is either their safe haven or their parents do not see the importance of education. A lot of times, my second graders are in charge of getting everyone in the house ready for school because their parents may be working their second job. My students very rarely come to school with the basic supplies and they lack the support at home to practice skills that could help with their success. I try to provide as much extra practice at school as I can for my students.
Fluency is such an important part in the reading spectrum. Most of the time, without fluency, comprehension is a struggle. Not only do students need to be able to read fluently, but they also need to be able to hear what fluent readers sound like.
The materials I requested for this project are materials that would help them become better with their fluency. I would be able to differentiate for my wide variety of students, since most of the materials come with different levels. I have requested both sight word fluency activities as well as reading passages, since the level of the students in my classroom usually varied 2-3 grade levels.
Fluency is the ability to read text quickly and accurately, and with proper expression.
When students are fluent readers, it leads to greater motivation because they feel successful and it helps to increase their reading comprehension.
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