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"In 2017, Hasbrouck and Tindal published an Update of Oral Reading Fluency (ORF) Norms, compiled from three widely-used and commercially available ORF assessments (DIBELS, DIBELS Next, and easy CBM), and representing a far larger number of scores than the previous assessments. The table below shows the mean oral reading fluency of students in grades 1 through 6, as determined by Hasbrouck's and Tindal's 2017 data. You can also see an analysis of how the 2017 norms differ from the 2006 norms ... "
books about fluency
Books on Fluency
The Megabook of Fluency by Timothy V. Rasinski; Melissa Cheesman Smith
Publication Date: 2018-04-18
Fluency expert Timothy V. Rasinski teams up with Melissa Cheesman Smith, a veteran fifth grade teacher, to help teachers effectively weave fluency work into their daily reading instruction. The book is packed with engaging text and tools, an assessment scale, and high quality ready-to-use lessons including text phrasing and tonality, echo reading, word ladders, and more! Given the importance of fluency-- and its pivotal relationship to comprehension and word recognition--the potential is high for improving students' overall reading achievement, and their performance in other content areas.
"The idea of reading fluency seems relatively straightforward. We know what it sounds like when a child can read fluently. They are reading accurately, at a good pace, and with appropriate expression. Their reading appears effortless and natural. However, fluent reading requires mastering a complex set of interacting skills and knowledge that does not come easily to all children ... "
"In the paired/partner reading strategy, two students read the same passage aloud to each other. When partnering students, more fluent readers can be paired with less fluent readers, or students who read at the same level can be paired to reread a story they have already had modelled for them ... "