Literacy News

Blackhawk Middle School

What Is Fluency?

Fluency is a term that is often used with our students, but do you know what this buzzword means? Fluency is a broad term that includes:


  • Accuracy (reading the words correctly)
  • Rate (reading at a good pace)
  • Prosody (reading with expression)
  • Comprehension (understanding what he/she has read)


Below are some examples of how students practice fluency at school and how they can practice at home as well.

Using Poetry to Practice Fluency

http://www.poetry4kids.com/

The above website is full of great, kid-friendly poems that students can use to practice their accuracy, rate, and expression.

Watch the video above to see more about fluency!