Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Information about Reading

What is Fluency?

Fluency is the ability to read smoothly and automatically, with expression and attention to punctuation.

                  Pace = the speed in which you read
  • The goal is to read at a “just right” pace
  • Reading not too fast and not too slow

Phrasing = Chunking the words together into meaningful phrases
    • Reading in phrases and not reading words one.word.at.a.time.

Samantha drove to the store

and bought some bread.

Intonation (Expression) = Reading with feeling in your voice
  • Changing your voice to match a character
  • Reading like you would speak (and not like a robot!)
  • Moving your voice up and down

Punctuation = Reading with attention to punctuation
    • Stopping at periods    .   .
    • Taking breaths at commas      ,
    • Making your voice go up for question mark ? ? ?
    • Showing excitement for exclamation point ! ! !
    • Using quotation marks to change voice for characters.