7 Research-Based Strategies to Help Your Child with Reading Fluency

This article by Rachel Wise outlines seven strategies that can be used to help students improve reading fluency.  Each strategy is explained as well for immediate implementation.


Rereading the same text multiple times with feedback increases fluency (NICHD, 2000). Reader’s Theater is a great way to engage students in multiple readings of a text. This site offers many reader’s theater scripts geared for grades K-3 covering topics in social studies and science as well as literature. It also provides guidance on how to start and provides evaluation forms. Free


This site contains many articles about current events at five different Lexile reading levels for grades 2-12. Your students can read the same content at their reading level. Many of the articles also contain quizzes. There are even articles in Spanish at different Lexile levels. Free, but if you want to track your students’ progress, you can upgrade to Pro for a fee.


ReadWorks: This site provides a vast selection of both nonfiction and fiction text focused on grades K-12. Passages can be located by topic, skill, Lexile or Fountas and Pinnell level, and novel. Lesson plans and a set of reading comprehension questions come with each passage. Free