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Assessing fluency

Print out the two fluency assessment sheets below. As you watch the video use the assessment sheets and record the findings. You can practise many times and discuss your findings.


Calculate Declan’s reading fluency rate as he reads 100 words of The Mystery Trip. Time how long it takes Declan to read 100 words from The Mystery Trip. Calculate the reading fluency rate.


Use a reading fluency rubric to assess Cayden’s reading fluency as he reads a narrative text, The Snake Olympics. Circle the appropriate descriptors on the sheet. Discuss your findings.

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