The Flow Reading Fluency™ course provides LIFETIME access to 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!
Hi There! My name is Melissa, and I am the founder of Flow Reading Fluency™. As a reading specialist, I witnessed a strong correlation between reading fluency and reading comprehension. Many of my students labored through texts, and thus were unable to understand what they read. I struggled to find a comprehensive program that allowed me to laser in on the various needs of my students. The research is clear; students who struggle with reading fluency need targeted interventions, which is what drove me to create Flow Reading Fluency™. I am here to not only provide teachers with a complete oral reading fluency curriculum but also to train and support you when implementing this research-based program. I hope you'll join me!
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 6 course modules below.
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.
Coming soon: This unit includes fluency mini-lessons, fluency rubrics, and much more!
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.
Flow Reading Fluency will be opening for enrollment on Monday, September 9, 2019!!! We know that fall is a crazy time of year for teachers, so we tried to choose a date that would least likely fall on anyone’s first week back at school.
Fortunately, this is a self-paced program, so if September is not an excellent time for you, you can still join and begin when the school year settles down a bit.
Enrollment will officially close on September 16, so you have one full week to join the program.
Since this is the first launch of the program, we are excited to offer founders’ level pricing! The cost for LIFETIME access to the entire course and student materials for one teacher will be $297. Other fluency programs (which do not include a training course, community support, Lexile measures, or video-assisted reading passages) cost well over $1000. Our goal is to make this resource affordable so that as many teachers as possible can use it.
There will also be a payment plan option of 3 monthly payments of $117.
Keep in mind: The pricing options above are only valid for our founding members during this first launch. The price will increase during subsequent enrollment periods.
In addition to the course and program materials, we are also offering implementation support via a community Facebook group. Limiting the enrollment period allows us to ensure that all first-adopters are getting the support and attention they need. The one-week enrollment period will enable us to fully support all enrollees without neglecting new members that sign up at a later date.
We understand if the timing doesn’t work out for you. Not to worry, the program will launch again after the first of the year. However, the price for the next launch will increase.
Absolutely! Please complete this form to receive a quote. Quotes expire on September 16, 2019. Purchase orders must be submitted by September 16, 2019 in order to enroll in the program this fall.
Yes! We have special pricing for 5 or more teachers. Please email [email protected] for more information.
When you complete the course, you will receive a certificate of completion for 10 Continuing Education Units (CEU). However, you will need to confirm that your school or district will honor these CEU.
We offer a 30 day refund period if for some reason this program will not work for you and your students. In those 30 days, you must complete the first six modules of the course and then send an email to [email protected] explaining why you are unable to use the program. Please note, enrollees who are issued a certificate of completion or who have downloaded the student materials (leveled passages, video-assisted reading passages, etc.) are ineligible for a refund. Due to the digital nature of the student materials, refunds will not be granted to enrollees who have downloaded them. Enrollees waive their right to a refund once they have downloaded the student materials.