The Flow Reading Fluency™ course provides everything you need to implement an effective reading fluency program in your classroom. You won't just learn how to improve reading fluency; you will also receive ALL of the student materials you need for success!
This is not just a course on pedagogy or best practices. You will receive the entire Flow Reading Fluency™ program, which includes over 240 leveled passages (and so much more)! There will be nothing holding you back from delivering the very best fluency instruction to your students.
Flow Reading Fluency is a certified partner with The Lexile® Framework for Reading. Every Flow Reading Fluency™ passage has a certified Lexile® measure. You will receive passages with Lexile® measures from 150L to 1100L, so you can easily meet the needs of any student who walks into your classroom.
You will receive lifetime access to the Flow Reading Fluency facebook group, where you can connect with other teachers using the program. There will be a live Q & A session each week to help ensure you are getting the most out of the program.
Reading fluency is not just about speed! Many fluency programs emphasize accuracy and rate. However, Flow Reading Fluency™ is a balanced program that incorporates four critical components: accuracy, rate, prosody, and comprehension.
In addition to the 240 leveled passages, you get access to the Flow Reading Fluency™ Course, which walks you step-by-step through successfully using the program. Check out the 7 course modules below.
This module gives you a "big picture" perspective of the scope and sequence of the course. We will discuss how the lessons are organized and the course objectives.
In this module we take a close look at the four measures that are used to define fluency. We also review the correlation between reading fluency and comprehension.
There are three essential instructional components when it comes to improving reading fluency: modeling, practicing, and monitoring. We explore in detail what each of these components looks like in the classroom.
Flow Reading Fluency™ is a robust program. In this module, we explore all of its components and how they work together to help you deliver prescriptive instruction.
Using nationally established reading fluency norms, you will learn how to assess which of your students are in the most need of intervention. You will also learn how to place your students within Flow Reading Fluency™, as well as how to monitor their placements once the program is up and running.
Flow Reading Fluency™ can work in almost any educational setting. In this module you will see different program models and sample schedules. We will also discuss organization and a few helpful materials to ensure your program runs smoothly.
We will tackle common obstacles teachers face and provide several solutions to make Flow Reading Fluency™ work for you. This is not a one-size-fits-all program! There are many simple modifications that will allow you to successfully implement Flow Reading Fluency™.
Precisely leveled texts allow you to differentiate with ease!
Each level of Flow Reading FluencyTM contains a specific range of leveled passages. There are 24 high-interest, nonfiction passages in each level. All of the passages have certified Lexile® measures, so you can perfectly match them to your readers. The passage Lexile® measures increase in increments of 10, which allows you to expertly scaffold the program by increasing text complexity at a developmentally appropriate pace. There are two to three passages within the same Lexile® measure.
High-interest passages that are specifically written for reading fluency
Each passage is carefully written and formatted for reading fluency. The texts include interrogative and exclamatory sentences so students can practice intonation changes. Italicized words also provide opportunities for students to improve prosody.
Comprehension questions cover a variety of skills*.
Each passage comes with a set of comprehension questions. The questions are carefully written to cover a variety of skills: determining the main idea, attending to details, using context clues, making inferences, and finding connections within various relationships.
*Comprehension pages are slightly different for levels 1-4
Progress monitoring that actively involves and intrinsically motivates students
Students graph their performance for each passage they complete. This provides students with at-a-glance feedback on their progress as they move through the program. Students are genuinely motivated to “beat” their cold score and track their comprehension.
Assisted reading video files for all 240 passages
Each passage comes with an assisted reading video file. Students can follow along as they listen to an audio version of a passage. The words are highlighted as they are read aloud. These assisted reading files are critical for developing prosody.
Frequently Asked Questions
Flow Reading Fluency™ will work in multiple educational settings. Classroom teachers, education specialists, reading specialists, speech and language specialists, and tutors can all successfully use the program. In the course, we discuss various program models so that no matter your teaching position, Flow Reading Fluency™ will work for you.
The Lexile Framework for Reading is a scientific approach that places both the reader and text on the same developmental scale. Lexile measures for the passages in this program are calculated based on several factors such as vocabulary and text complexity. Lexile measures allow teachers to accurately personalize learning and measure student growth. Click here to read more about The Lexile Framework for Reading.
Yes! This program comes with a specially designed Assessment and Placement Tool, so even if you do not have Lexile reader measures for your students, you can still use this program! Once you assess students and place them in Flow Reading Fluency™, you will then use the passage Lexile measures to progress students through the program. We outline every step of this process in the course!
Because Flow Reading Fluency is based on Lexile measures, the program is not designed around a specific range of grade levels. The passages range from Lexile measures of 150L (in Level 1) to 1100L (in level 10). Students in a particular grade level can have a wide range of Lexile reader measures. The chart below shows the typical ranges for each grade level.
Yes! The components of Flow Reading Fluency (repeated reading, teacher modeling, progress monitoring, digital assisted reading, explicit prosody instruction) are backed by decades of research. The following articles are just a small sample of the research that supports the strategies and materials used in Flow Reading Fluency.