Resources for Teaching Fluency

By Maryanne Wolf
  • Grades: PreK–K, 1–2

The following resources, many available in the Teacher Store, can help you implement theory into good teaching practice.


Supplemental Program

Scholastic's Fluency Formula is a supplemental program based on research by the National Reading Panel that indicates that fluency instruction, practice, and assessment are essential for bridging the gap between word recognition and comprehension.

Scholastic’s Fluency Formula Kits include:

  • Direct Fluency Instruction
    Each Kit provides all the components you need to integrate fluency instruction into your daily plan. Flexible weekly plans include strategic instruction for all students plus intervention plans for struggling readers.

  • Fluency Formula Assessment System
    Normed and validated system allows you to assess, diagnose, and tailor instruction to individual needs.

  • Fluency Formula Library
    Leveled books give students targeted independent fluency-building practice, and Audio CDs support students in reading aloud.

Learn more about Scholastic’s Fluency Formula in our Product Info area.

Professional Books

Teaching Reading in Middle School
A Strategic Approach to Teaching Reading That Improves Comprehension and Thinking by Laura Robb

Building Fluency: Lessons and Strategies for Reading Success
Mini-Lessons, Activities, and Word Lists to Help Students Read With the Speed, Automaticity, and Expression Essential for Better Reading Comprehension by Wiley Blevins

Week-by-Week Homework for Building Reading Comprehension and Fluency
30 Reproducible, High-Interest Passages for Kids to Read Aloud at Home - With Companion Activities by Mary Rose

Skill Building Book Collections

Reading First: Listening Library for Fluency II
A collection of 15 titles with corresponding audiocassettes.

Reading First: Listening Library for Fluency I
A collection of 15 titles with corresponding audiocassettes.

Hello Reader! Sample Pack
Hello Readers foster fluency, vocabulary and comprehension by using familiar words and simple sentences to help young readers gain confidence as they read on their own.

Skill Building Lessons with Favorite Books
100 Skill Building Lessons with Favorite Books