In this free supplement, “How and Why to Teach and Learn Reading and Writing Fluently”, I will focus on fluency in three literacy areas: oral reading, silent reading, and writing. The objectives are to define reading fluency, identify the characteristics of fluent and non-fluent readers, and examine strategies and instructional techniques to improve fluency in both reading and writing. The fluency supplement information supports “Lynne’s Literacy Learnings” materials New Word Clues, New Word Clues Bookmark, Fluent Reading Strategies, 6 + 1 Writing Traits’ Strategies and Charts, and other fluency materials to be created.
Reading and writing fluently increase the readability and comprehension of a text. Fluency is a critical area of research-based reading instruction and one of the six writing traits. The supplement will assist you in integrating reading and writing fluency and using the fluency materials.