Reading Fluency Worksheets
Related ELA Standard: RF.3-5
Fluency is often a misunderstood concept. In the sense of reading, being fluent means that you can read just like you can talk. There are number of factors that go into this such as having a word accuracy rate that matches your ability to hold a conversation. Readers that lack a solid level of fluency often will struggle by either missing words while they read or pronouncing words in general. Those with higher levels of fluency speed a great deal less time decoding words and reading becomes more effortless. As a result, fluent readers often have higher levels of comprehending that which they take in. These worksheets will help teachers work with a student's and improve their level of reading fluency.
Reading Fluency Worksheets To Print:
The New Car
- The Brown family is shopping for a new car. They look at
many, many cars. The cars are all kinds of colors.
The Kite -
May got a kite for her birthday. The kite is big. The kite is red
and blue. The kite has a long tail. May and her dad go
out to fly the kite.
The New Cat
- Ann got a cat for her birthday. The cat is black and orange. The
cat has stripes.
The New House
- Kent has a new house. It is in a new town. It is on a new street.
Kent has a new room.
The Rainy Day
- Jill wants to go out and play. There is no sun. It is not hot.
Jill has to stay inside. Jill sits in her room.
Train Ride - Pete is going to ride a train. The train is big.
The train is loud. The bell on the train goes ding, ding! The train
goes whoosh and goes.
Cake - Linda wants a cake. Linda is going to bake a cake. What kind of cake should she get.
Hates School - Frank says he does not like school. In the morning,
Frank does not want to get up.
Sick Day - John is sick. His face his hot. His head hurts. He
wants to sleep. He wants to cry. His mother tells him he has to stay
Dog, Little Dog - Jack and Lulu are Kim's dogs. Jack is a big
dog. Lulu is a little dog. Jack and Lulu like to play.
Field Trip - Don is going on a field trip. His class will ride
a bus. They are going to a city far away.
Dream - Katy has a good dream. In Katy's dream, she is a princess. She lives in a castle. She has a dragon for a pet.
New Job - Ed's father has a new job. Ed's father is going to
drive a truck. What kind of truck?
Kitten - Meg looked in a bush. Meg looked under the car. Where is the kitty?
What is Reading Fluency?
Reading fluency is the ability to read text swiftly without pauses and breaks. One of the main characteristics of fluent readers is that they are able to recognize words without taking too much time. Moreover, fluent readers do not struggle with understanding the syllables and meanings of words. They are able to comprehend it at first sight. It's important for everyone to develop a strong command over reading. Otherwise, the entire reading process becomes excessively long because readers have to go through the words over and over again to decode them. Fluency can be taught using various techniques. A few of them are discussed below:
To be able to read a passage fluently, make students read it over and over again. This helps develop familiarity with words and sentence structures. Also, set a fixed time for this activity. For example, give five minutes to students for reading the text once. Check their progress by noticing the number of words they are able to read in every attempt. The number should increase by the end of this exercise. Also, students should be able to read independently by the end.
Read short stories and text to students and ask them to read it back to you. For example, read a sentence yourself first and then have the students read it back to you. Then move on to the second line and repeat the same action. You should continue doing so till the passage ends.
Frequently arrange reading sessions for your students. Read short stories and text yourself and instruct students to pay close attention to each word and phrase. Practice it time and again to make them familiar with the pronunciation and spellings of different words. Also, tell them how smooth reading sounds like. However, the text should not be too long because children do not have the same learning capacity as adults. They process one or very few concepts at a time.