The ability to read aloud with appropriate rate, expression, accuracy, and automaticity.
Fluent reading is critical because it facilitates reading comprehension by allowing the reader to focus his attention on the author’s message rather than on how to say the words.
Rasinski, Reutzel, Chard, & Linon-Thompson, 2011
Continuum of Skills:
Simple to Complex
Phrase / Sentence Level
Assessment is the process of asking questions about students’ reading skills and gathering information to answer those questions.