Fluency Development Lesson

Apr 4, 2009 by

This is probably my favorite fluency-building activity.  I first learned about the Fluency Development Lesson when I attended a Tim Rasinski workshop.  I have used this technique for years and have found it be so effective.  In fact, I am convinced that some of my struggling readers’ reading success is due in large part to this technique.  Click on the link below for detailed instructions:

Fluency Development Lesson (FDL)

You can use any short text for the FDL.  I use poems from our Poetry Notebooks.  

 These students are completing the partner reading portion of the FDL (step 5):

Fluency Development Lesson

After practicing with partners, small groups of students perform for the class (step 6):

Fluency Development Lesson

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