If a child is not reading decodable sentences fluently (Term 3 Kindergarten) should they continue reading at sentence level in Guided Reading, or move onto decodable stories?
4113 September 2021
Fluency is generally defined as having three components: accuracy, rate, and prosody (or expression). Decodable sentences and texts can sometimes be read a little clunky. It may be harder in some occasions to obtain fluency when reading these.
Traditionally, early levelled (PM) readers can sound more like talking, which teachers often feel is more fluent. However these texts often aren't read fluently,...