KNOWING HOW TO READ ACCURATELY, QUICKLY, AND WITH EXPRESSION
Teachers Call This Skill:
Fluent readers are able to read at a natural pace and with expression as though they were speaking. Reading with expression means using different voices for characters, reading with excitement if there’s an exclamation point, and to trying to read with the same voice you use when having a conversation with a friend.
Children who can read accurately, quickly and with expression will have an easier time understanding what they read because they won’t be stuck on sounding out words. Building fluency is like building a muscle, it takes practice and reading many times to get stronger and faster!