This packet is based on the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS). It is designed to be shared with parents to help develop Initial Sound Fluency, Phoneme Segmentation Fluency, Letter, Sound, and Number Naming Fluency, and Nonsense Word Fluency.
From time-to-time, you may have heard your child talk about reading fluently. If you haven’t, here are three key points for your information:
Fluency is how swift and smooth your child can read. In Kindergarten we focus first on fluency of letter names and sounds, and then sight words or one-syllable-easy-to-read words. By the end of the school year, we hope that each child has acquired a large sight word vocabulary, a variety of skills to attack new words, and the ability to read swiftly and smoothly.
Fluency increases comprehension. The easier it is to read, the better your child will understand what is read.
Fluency needs to be PRACTICED! The activities on the next few pages will give you several ideas about how to practice fluency at home.