On the other hand, less fluent readers tend to read one word at a time, resulting in slow and choppy reading.
Fluency is the connection between reading the words in front of you and understanding what those words mean.
As your child reads back to you, point at each word to help keep him or her on track.
This strategy works great for children just learning how to read, or who struggle with identifying words.
You can do this at home by choosing characters from the book you are reading and acting out their actions.
You can even create your own short script from a story your child has read to act out together.
Then, have your child read the same passage back to you.
Re-read the passage together again until his or her reading is quite fluent. Find audio readings of books that your child can listen to as he or she follows along.
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