Fluency & Comprehension Packs
Each multi-session fluency & comprehension pack provides materials and instruction for five sessions. Students are presented with a leveled fluency passage that covers some of the same vocabulary and content as the companion leveled book. After reading the fluency passage, the student, with the tutor, reads a portion of the leveled reader each day to build comprehension. The fifth, and last, session includes a final fluency read and a comprehension assessment.
Why Use Fluency & Comprehension Packs
Typically, students go through specific stages of development as they progress from nonreaders to fluent readers. Developmentally appropriate materials are critical at every stage of learning to ensure reading success.
In leveled reading, books are written to various levels of difficulty, gradually introducing readers to new challenges. The goal is to challenge students, without causing frustration, by giving them developmentally appropriate materials to read—materials they can read with 80 to 94 percent accuracy.
How to Use Fluency & Comprehension Packs
Use these tutor handouts for instructional tips on teaching fluency and comprehension.
- Print, assemble, and train the tutors on the use of each pack.
- Instructions contained in each pack have been specifically written for tutors from varying backgrounds and with varying experience working with students.
- Estimated time allotments are provided for each lesson step; tutors should follow the lesson sequence as outlined in each lesson plan.
- Specific resources used for each step are identified next to the instructions.
Three Little Pigs: The Wolf's StoryCompare and Contrast
Landfills: What a Load of GarbageSequence Events
The International T-Shirt ChallengeSummarize
A Big League for Little PlayersMain Idea and Details
Seeing the Evidence: Forensic Scientists at WorkMain Idea and Details
Miltie Math-head Takes the MoundAnalyze Character