Did you know? Research has shown that kids need to understand 98% of the words they read to understand what they read.
Reading fluency and vocabulary skills play a significant role in improving the children’s readability skills. A robust vocabulary for children’s improves all areas of communication —
- Improves reading comprehension
- Strengthens language development
- Effective communication
- Enhances Writing Mastery
Reading fluency is the ability to read with accuracy and proper expression. For a child to understand what they read, they must read fluently whether they are reading aloud or quietly. Fluent readers read aloud, because of which it enhances the phrases and adds intonation appropriately. They sound natural as if they’re speaking. Fluency also plays a critical role in acting as a bridge between word recognition and comprehension, allowing children to focus on what the text is saying. Therefore, they can concentrate on comprehension.
Since comprehension is the ultimate goal of reading, the importance of vocabulary development can’t be overestimated.
At Lumos we’ve developed an exhaustive collection of grade-appropriate reading passages and vocabulary practice aids that can be used in classrooms or at home to improve students’ reading and vocabulary skills.
Please check out some video demonstrations below by Darcy to learn more and help your students become better readers and writers.
Reading fluency books