Oral Reading Fluency

Accuracy, phrasing, flow, and pace, the four traits of of oral reading fluency, are the focus of a series of exercises that are designed to help readers develop these comprehension and literacy skills.

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Classroom Considerations

  • Extensive prep time is required initially; however, once the audio tapes are made modeling the various levels of proficiency, they can be used year after year
  • All assessments are individual and thus require advanced planning

  • The drills can be repeated with each of the four traits
  • Rubrics for teacher and student use are included
  • The plan includes directions for how to conduct and evaluate these exercises



  • Instructors must provide all the reading passages used in the exercises