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Spotlight Sessions: Webinars for Educators

Building Contextual Reading Fluency Through Phrase-Level Practice, Virtual – Summer Institute 2021


  • Type: Spotlight session
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Attendance: Live, attendance required on date and time listed in the course information section
  • Platform: Zoom. Login credentials emailed the day before the course begins



Reading fluency is considered a student’s ability to accurately read connected text with appropriate pacing and prosody (phrasing and expression). Often, students are not able to apply decoding skills in context with automaticity. Phrase-level practice allows students to build word recognition skills and apply them to increasingly larger chunks of text. In this one-hour webinar, specific phrase-level strategies and activities will be demonstrated. Implications for all areas of fluency (accuracy, rate, and phrasing/expression) will be discussed. 

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the importance of phrase-level practice within the context of word recognition and contextual reading fluency
  • Determine specific strategies that will address all three areas of reading fluency (accuracy, rate, and phrasing/expression)
  • Develop phrase-level activities for students through materials already being used within a participant’s classroom
  • Access ready-made, expert-developed activities and resources



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



All necessary materials will be shared electronically.

Course Information

1 Hour
Dates/Time Price
July 12, 2021
1:00-2:00 pm Eastern

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Meghan Sebens

Meghan is the reading supervisor, testing coordinator, and an academic advisor at Landmark’s Elementary•Middle School. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Macalester College and a master’s degree in special education from Simmons College. Meghan has taught a variety of subjects during her time at Landmark.

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