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1 Marcy Stein, Ph.D. University of Washington, Tacoma Reading FluencyMarcy Stein, Ph.D.University of Washington, Tacoma
2 Outline Fluency Definitions Research Support for Building Fluency Fluency Building: Instructional MethodsFluency Building: Monitoring Fluency ProgressBooks and ProgramsReferences and Websites
3 Fluency as Assessment Reading Fluency Interventions Fluency DefinitionsFluency as AssessmentReading Fluency Interventions
4 Fluency as AssessmentCurriculum-Based Measurement (CBM) is a set of standard simple, short-duration fluency measures of reading, spelling, written expression, and mathematics computation.“One-Minute Timings”
5 Fluency as Assessment Purpose of CBM: Progress Monitoring Student performance is assessed continuously during instruction.Decisions are made about whether student progress is satisfactory or not.DIBELS, AIMSWEB
6 Defining Fluency“Fluency is the ability to read a text quickly, accurately, and with proper expression.”National Reading Panel, 2000
7 Defining Fluency“Fluency is the ability to read a text accurately and quickly. When fluent readers read silently, they recognize words automatically. They group words quickly in ways that help them gain meaning from what they read. Fluent readers read aloud effortlessly and with expression. Their reading sounds natural, as if they are speaking.”Put Reading First, 2001
8 Defining Fluency“Fluency is the ability to read with sufficient ease and accuracy that one can focus attention on the meaning and message of text.”Adams, 2002
9 Factors Contributing to Fluency ReadingSpeedFLUENCYProsodyAccuracy
11 Defining Reading Speed Words Correct Per Minute (WCPM)Grade-level normsSet goals.Determine students with high needs.
12 Norms for Oral Reading Fluency Grades 2-5 PercentileFallWCPMWinterSpring275821061245053789425234665310712314279931147087412513314399112118728992512615110512877100WCPM = words correct per minuteHasbrouck & Tindal, 1992
13 Defining Prosody“The compilation of spoken language features that includes stress or emphasis, pitch variations, intonation, reading rate, and pausing.”Osborn & Lehr, 2003
14 Research Support for Building Fluency Fluency and Reading Comprehension
15 Theory of Automaticity More Fluent Readers direct relatively little effort to the act of reading, allowing them to focus active attention on meaning and message.Less Fluent Readers must direct considerable effort to the act of reading, leaving little attention for reflecting on its meaning and message.Foorman & Mehta, 2002; Samuels, 2002
16 Theory of Automaticity Less fluent readers need to allocate more resources to decoding.More fluent readers have more resources available for comprehension.decodingcomprehension
17 Fluency and Reading Comprehension Oral reading fluency was more closely related to reading comprehension (as measured by a standardized test) than to word recognition of words drawn from the oral reading passage.Fuchs, Fuchs, & Maxwell, 1988
19 NAEP Oral Reading Fluency Scale Level 4: Reads primarily in larger, meaningful phrase groups. Although some regressions, repetitions, and deviations from text may be present, these do not appear to detract from the overall structure of the story. Preservation of the author's syntax is consistent. Some or most of the story is read with expressive interpretation.Level 3: Reads primarily in three- or four-word phrase groups. Some smaller groupings may be present. However, the majority of phrasing seems appropriate and preserves the syntax of the author. Little or no expressive interpretation is present.Level 2: Reads primarily in two-word phrases with some three- or four-word groupings. Some word-by-word reading may be present. Word groupings may seem awkward and unrelated to larger context of sentence or passage.Level 1: Reads primarily word-by-word. Occasional two-word or three-word phrases may occur-but these are infrequent and/or they do not preserve meaningful syntax.Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics.Listening to Children Read Aloud, 15. Washington, DC: 1995
20 NAEP 4th-Grade Oral Reading Study NonfluentFluentFluencyLevel 1Level 2Level 3Level 4Percent Accuracy949697Words per Minute6589126162Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics.Listening to Children Read Aloud, 15. Washington, DC: 1995
21 Oral vs. Silent Reading“Most of the evidence cited to support independent silent reading comes from correlational rather than experimental research.”National Reading Panel, 2000
22 Oral vs. Silent Reading“Of the few experimental studies on the effects of independent reading, most have found small or no gains in reading achievement as a result of such activity.”Osborn & Lehr, 2003
25 Building Reading Fluency Model fluent reading, then have students reread the text on their own.Provide guided, oral, repeated reading practice.student-adult reading (parent, tutor, paraeducator)partner reading (small group, class-wide)tape-assisted readingcomputer-assistedreader’s theaterOsborn & Lehr, 2003Put Reading First, 2001Rasinski, 2003
26 Guided, Oral, Repeated Reading benefits from feedbackfeedback from peers or adultsOralstudent engagementRepeatedthree or more repetitions or to specified criterionmotivating activity
27 Repeated Reading: Student-Adult Significantly increases reading rate, accuracy, and comprehensionWorks with older students as well as elementary childrenFosters fluent word recognition through multiple exposures to words
28 Repeated Reading: Student-Adult Direct students to reread a relatively short passage ( words) until:a predetermined level of fluency is attained,orthe text has been read 3-5 times.
29 Repeated Reading: Partner Reading Before using partner reading for repeated reading, do the following:Designate reading partners.Select appropriate reading materials.Assemble materials.Implement the program.
30 Step 1: Designate Partners Rank order students according to results of survey-level assessment.Split the list in half to form pairs.Pair top-ranked reader of the higher-performing half with top-ranked reader of the lower-performing half; do the same for the two students who are second on each list and so on until all students are paired.
31 Step 2: Select Reading Materials Identify materials appropriate for the lower reader’s instructional reading level (90%-94% accuracy).Have both partners read the same passage from the same material.Have enough materials selected for two new passages per week.
32 Step 3: Assemble Materials What Teachers Needtiming devicelist of partner pairingsdescription of partner rolesWhat Students Needreading partnerreading materialfolder
33 Step 4: Implement Partner Reading The stronger reader reads aloud; this models fluent reading.The less fluent reader reads aloud the SAME text for the same length of time.After both partners have read, one partner asks the other to:identify the sequence of the key ideas.tell the main idea.
34 Tape-Assisted Reading Purpose: To give students support and a sense of the proper phrasing and speed of fluent reading.The student:listens to text read at wpm by a fluent reader and follows along by pointing to the text.reads aloud in sync with tape subvocalizing the words.reads same text independently following repeated reading procedures.
36 Reader’s Theater Use of scripts (plays, poetry, expository text) No costumes, props, or sceneryMultiple opportunities for meaningful practice
37 Reader’s Theater Weekly Activities Select or write a script (see Resources)Monday: Introduce activity; assign parts.Tuesday-Thursday: Have students practice.Friday: Have students perform.Rasinski, 2003
38 Fitting It In before school during school after school lunch recess school-wide reading timeafter school
39 Getting Kids on the Ball Basketball-loving Tacoma students get a reading on educational prioritiesThe News Tribune, 1/21/2004Andre Stout and Trevor Wong coach youth basketball at the North Tacoma Boys & Girls Club
40 The tutors time the students as they read passages written for various grade levels, marking on a sheet how many words they read in one minute.The News Tribune, 1/21/2004
41 After each reading, tutors help them with words they find difficult After each reading, tutors help them with words they find difficult. The children read each passage three times before moving on to another.The News Tribune, 1/21/2004
42 “The teachers tell you this stuff works in class, and you’re like, ‘yeah,’” Wong said. “Then you come out here and see it. You’re like, ‘Wow.’”The News Tribune, 1/21/2004
43 Guided, Oral, Repeated Reading Two essential features:Opportunities for PracticeGuidance and Feedback
45 Graphing Fluency Progress Adult Monitoring (teacher, paraeducator, tutor)Student Self-MonitoringAs part of a repeated reading program, the student may record the wcpm of their first “cold” reading on a graph.On each subsequent reading, the student records the increase in fluency.
47 Making Instructional Decisions Determine Annual Goals Begin with the median score (middle) of baseline (approximately three assessments)Calculate wcpm for each remaining weekGrades 1-2: 2 to 3 words per weekGrades 3-5: 1 to 2 words per weekIf a 1st-grader reads 25 wcpm today…how many wcpm should s/he read next week?in 5 weeks?in 10 weeks?27-2835-4045-55
49 Determining WCPM WCPM = Total Words Read – Errors Scored as ErrorsMispronunciations/Word SubstitutionsOmissionsHesitationsReversalsScored as CorrectRepetitionsSelf-Corrections’InsertionsDialect/ArticulationSpecial CasesNumeralsHyphenated WordsAbbreviations
50 Monitoring Reading Fluency Practice ActivityMonitoring Reading Fluency
55 Read Naturally Masters Edition (ME) Steps 1. Select Story. The student selects a story from the packet at the correct reading level and gets the cassette or audio CD for the story.2. Read Along—Key Words: The student reads the key words and definitions with the recording.3. Prediction: The student writes a sentence using the title, picture, and key words to predict what the story will say about the topic.4. Cold Timing: The student times himself/herself for one minute, orally reading the selected story for the first time and underlining unknown words.5. Graph in Blue: The student graphs the number of words read correctly in one minute.6. Read Along: The student reads the story three times, tracking and subvocalizing, with the recording.7. Practice: The student practices reading the story without the audio tape several times until able to read at the predetermined goal rate. Students time each practice.8. Answer Questions: The student answers the questions about the story.
56 Read Naturally Masters Edition (ME) Steps 9. Pass Story: The teacher times the student for one minute on the story, subtracts the errors, and determines if the student has reached the goal. To pass, the student must also make less than three errors, read with good expression, and answer the comprehension questions correctly.10. Graph in Red: The student graphs the number of words read correctly in the one-minute timing. The student marks the same bar of the graph used in step 4.11. Retell/Word List: The student writes a retell of the story either writing a specific number of ideas from a story or writing for a specific amount of time. In the phonics levels, the student practices the word list until s/he is able to read a predetermined number of words in one minute.Repeat. Begin a New Story: The student repeats steps 1-10 with a new story.Adjust. Adjust Goals/Levels: After the student completes 12 stories in a level, consider adjusting the student's goal or level.
62 ConclusionFluency is important because it is related to reading comprehension.Reading fluency can be developed by engaging students in guided, oral, repeated reading activities.Monitoring student progress in reading fluency:can be motivating to students.is useful in setting instructional goals.
64 ReferencesAdams, M.J. (2002, November). The promise of speech recognition. PowerPoint presentation at A Focus on Fluency Forum, San Francisco, CA. Available atArmbruster, B.B., Lehr, F., & Osborn, J. (2001). Put reading first: The research building blocks for teaching children to read. Jessup, MD: National Institute for Literacy.Chard, D. J., Vaughn, S. & Tyler, B. J. (In press). A synthesis of research on effective interventions for building reading fluency with elementary students with learning disabilities. Journal of Learning Disabilities.Dowhower, S. L. (1989). Repeated reading: Research into practice. The Reading Teacher, 42,Foorman, B. R., & Mehta, P. (2002, November). PowerPoint presentation at A Focus on Fluency Forum, San Francisco, CA. Available atFuchs, L. S., Fuchs, D., & Maxwell, L. (1988). The validity of informal reading comprehension measures. Remedial and Special Education, 9 (2),
65 ReferencesHasbrouck, J. E., & Tindal, G. (1992). Curriculum-based oral reading fluency norms for students in grades 2 through 5. Teaching Exceptional Children, 24,National Reading Panel. (2000). Report of the National Reading Panel: Teaching children to read. Bethesda, MD: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.Osborn, J., Lehr, F., & Hiebert, E. (2003). A focus on fluency. Honolulu, HI: Regional Educational Laboratory at Pacific Resources for Education and Learning. Available online atRasinski, T. V. (2003). The fluent reader. New York, NY: Scholastic Professional Books.Samuels, S. J. (2002). Reading fluency: Its development and assessment. In A. E. Farstrup & S. J. Samuels (Eds.), What research has to say about reading instruction (3rd ed., pp ). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
66 Websites Reports on Reading http://nces.ed.gov/pubs95/web/95762.asp Source: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics.Listening to Children Read Aloud, 15. Washington, DC: 1995A Focus on FluencyPut Reading FirstNational Reading Panel Report
67 Websites Professional Development Reader’s Theater Reader’s TheaterReader’s Theater Script Service – Primary gradesFrom Script to Stage – Grades K-8