5th – Fluency

Fluency Prosody includes: pausing, phrasing, stress, intonation, rate. When fluent readers read silently they recognize words automatically, to help them gain meaning from what they read.

Guided Reading
Levels
Suggested Fluency
Rate Spectrum
C – D 20-30
E – I 30 – 55
J – M 55-90
N – P 90 – 110
Q – S 110 – 120
T – V 120 – 130
W – Z 130 +

6 Dimensions of Fluency
Fluency Passages to practice with and Resources by Grade Level
Fluency Rubric (from Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Systems used in Jordan School District)
Fluency Poster

                 0
Student reads primarily word-by-word with occasional but infrequent or inappropriate phrasing; no smooth or expressive interpretation, irregular pausing, and no attention to author’s meaning or punctuation; no stress or inappropriate stress, and at a slow rate.
                1
Student reads primarily in two-word phrases with some three-and four-word groups and some word-by-word reading; almost no smooth expressive interpretation or pausing guided by author’s meaning and punctuation; almost no stress or inappropriate stress, at a slow rate most of the time.
            2
Student reads primarily in three-or four-word phrase groups; some smooth, expressive interpretation and pausing guided by author’s meaning and punctuation; most appropriate stress at an appropriate rate, with some slowdowns.
               3
Student read primarily in larger, meaningful phrases or word groups; mostly smooth, expressive interpretation and pausing, guided by author’s meaning and punctuation; appropriate stress and at an appropriate rate, with only a few slowdowns.