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1 Day Workshops

Understanding & Building Oral Reading Fluency – Summer Institute 2024

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.



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

Course Information

5 Hours
Dates/Time Price
July 18, 2024
8:30am - 3:00pm

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Over 98% of educators felt that their Outreach Summer Institute seminar provided them with strategies and tools that will help their students.

About the Instructor

Kristine M. Burgess, M.Ed & M.S.Ed

Kristine began working at Landmark High School in 2010 as a language arts tutorial teacher after having earned her bachelor’s degree from Stonehill College. She has since earned her master’s degree in special education from Simmons College and a master’s degree in education from Endicott College with a focus on reading and literacy. She now also holds a reading specialist license. Since 2014, Kristine has taught courses through Landmark Outreach, as well as researched and compiled teaching strategies for the Outreach resources collection on the website. She currently heads the reading department at Landmark High School in addition to teaching two small group classes.

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