Accuracy: Students should be reading at an accuracy rate of 96%-100% with self-corrections.
Expression: Reading sounds like natural language, and reader can vary expression and volume that reflects mood, pace, and tension most of the time.
Phrasing: Makes appropriate pauses, with adequate attention to punctuation and uses consistently longer, meaningful phrases.
Rate: The student reads a certain number of words per minute indicated in following chart.
Grades WPM (words per minute)
Strategies to help improve fluency:
Assisted and partner reading
Fry Words and Phrases
Practice reading two levels below independent level
Make a game out of timing passages and see if the student can get faster each time