FastBridge has organized its guidance and resources for reading instruction and intervention into the six domains shown below, covering all five areas in the National Reading Panel Report (2000), including Fluency. The interventions are included as part of the Instruction Plans in the Screening to Intervention Report for Reading (s2i-R). There are both whole- and small-group lesson materials available in the Training and Resources section of the FastBridge system. Each intervention includes eight sections and users are encouraged to examine all the sections of an intervention prior to using it with students. This article provides information about the Fluency interventions and resources for teaching students from diverse backgrounds.
Fluency involves reading text:
- with prosody, and;
- at a rate that allows comprehension.
Fluency is a foundational skill necessary for reading proficiency. Additional information about how best to teach Fluency as part of a comprehensive reading curriculum is found in the free practice guides:
- Foundational Skills to Support Reading for Understanding in Kindergarten Through 3rd Grade
- Effective Literacy and English Language Instruction for English Learners in the Elementary Grades
The FastBridge Screening to Intervention Report for Reading (s2i-R) provides the best guidance for which interventions to use with whole classes as well as small groups. Go to the Training & Resources tab and select Fluency. The available FastBridge Fluency interventions include the following:
- Fluency Self Monitoring
- Listening Passage Preview with Phrase Drill
- Repeated Reading with Partner
- Sight Word Bingo
- Sight Word Flashcards
- Sight Word Race
- Wide Reading with Partner