Fluency is a big buzz word these days. I’ve seen it used for reading stories, decoding, and even math facts!
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Since I attended my second session of the LETRS (Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling) training a few weeks ago, I’ve thought a lot about reading fluency.
Studies indicate a direct relation between fluency and comprehension.
No surprises there, it makes sense that struggling readers would struggle with comprehension. If they have a hard time figuring out the words, it’s not very likely they will put together the meaning easily.
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