Supporting the Development of Silent Reading Fluency: An Evidence-Based Framework for the Intermediate Grades (3-6)



Developing silent fluent reading is an important goal to be achieved in elementary literacy instruction. This article reviews characteristics of effective silent reading fluency instruction and practice. Next, the authors make the case for four components of effective silent reading fluency practice routines. Finally, the authors describe two evidece-based silent reading fluency routines - Scaffolded Silent Reading (ScSR) and R5. Evidence of efficacy along with richly described and illustrated examples provide readers with all the necessary information to implement these effective silent reading fluency routines in elementary classrooms.


Silent Reading; Reading Fluency, Elementary Reading Instruction, Independent Reading

Paper Details

Paper Details
Topic EU Education Programs
Pages 27 - 45
Issue IEJEE, Volume 7, Issue 1, Special Issue Reading Fluency
Date of acceptance 01 October 2014
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Utah State University, USA, United States

Stephanie JUTH

Utah State University, USA, United States


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