13. Assessing reading fluency (rubric) – Cayden

Use a reading fluency rubric to assess Cayden’s reading fluency as he reads a narrative text, The Snake Olympics.

Before you watch the video

  • Read ‘Fluency of reading’ in Developing early literacy: Assessment and teaching, 2nd edn,
    pages 191–194.
  • Print out the assessment sheet Reading fluency rubric.
    (This assessment sheet is Figure 7.22, page 194.)

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Watch the video



Videos acknowledgements
Thank you to the children who agreed to help us learn about early reading development and to Helen Bettes, Reading Recovery Tutor.

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