During the course of my 46 year career, I taught students in Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade, and Sixth Grade. I am also a certified reading specialist.
This packet compiles questions from teachers about fluency, Lexile levels, and comprehension. It also has my research-based answers along with specific information to help teachers manage fluency in the classroom. Included are also handouts to send home to parents so they can make best use of bedtime story time with their child.
Preparing students today to function successfully in the workplace of tomorrow is a BIG challenge. In order to function successfully, we must graduate students who are fluent readers. Today, students entering the military need a Lexile score of 1180L, for college a Lexile score of 1395L is needed. To read and comprehend insurance forms, voting materials, jury duty information, and newspapers a Lexile score of 1230L is needed. We have a lot of work to do!
This packet contains the information you need to increase Lexile levels, which in turn improve fluency and comprehension. If you have questions, feel free to reach out.
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