Fluency is
*the ability to read text accurately and quickly

Fluency is important because
*it frees students to understand what they read

Reading fluency can be developed
*by modeling fluent reading

*by having students repeat oral reading

Fluency is not a stage of development at which readers can read all words quickly and easily. fluency changes, depending on what readers are reading, their familiarity with the words, and the amount of their practice with reading text.