The National Reading Panel’s report in 2000 identified that reading fluency is one of the five pillars of reading, along with phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, and comprehension. Since then, researchers have further emphasized the importance of reading fluency to overall reading achievement. Considering this recognition, the nuances of how reading fluency is defined, measured, taught, and strengthened need to be addressed. This 1-day workshop will provide a closer look at what reading fluency is and is not, as well as how to best build and support oral reading fluency in the classroom and at home.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Define reading fluency as a combination of automaticity and prosody
  • Understand the role of reading fluency in overall reading achievement
  • Explore different strategies for building oral reading fluency within the classroom and at home
  • Create a lesson plan or activity that addresses oral reading fluency


This course is appropriate for educators at the middle and high school levels.


Materials will be provided on-site.

Additional Course Logistics

  • Delivery mode: In-person.
  • Attendance: Live, on the date and time listed in the course information section.