The Windward Institute - Courses, Workshops, and Lectures

  • Reading and Language Skills
Enhancing Reading Fluency: Effective Teaching Strategies

Dates: Tuesday, March 5
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 p.m ET
Instructor: Jill Fedele and Nikki Hertz, MS
Recommended Participants: Administrators, Educators
Grades: 1-8
Price: $90


Why this course:

Research shows that reading fluency—reading with accuracy, automaticity, and prosody—serves as a bridge between decoding and reading comprehension. Reading words with automaticity allows readers to devote more cognitive attention to comprehension, and effective approaches to developing reading fluency often draw on and foster both language comprehension and word recognition. This class supports teachers in understanding fluency’s role within a child’s literacy development and how to implement effective teaching practices and assessment techniques for developing fluency. 

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the role and characteristics of fluent reading including the component skills of accuracy, rate, and prosody 
  • Analyze the connection between fluency, decoding, and comprehension 
  • Integrate effective teaching practices to build fluency, such as expressive reading strategies, repeated reading techniques, echo and choral reading, use of rhythmic texts, and varied partner activities 
  • Identify assessment considerations related to fluency 
  • Gain actionable strategies and scaffolding techniques that can be applied to any curriculum and content area 
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