Reading Fluency in the Middle and Secondary Grades



In this article we discuss the specifics of reading fluency and provide suggestions for identifying when reading is fluent and when it is not. We then discuss the important role that reading fluency plays in the attainment of literacy achievement and briefly review research results that highlight the relationship between fluency and comprehension. This is followed by a discussion of reading fluency and comprehension data gathered by one of the authors in India that highlight the possibilities for the acquisition of fluent reading in those learning English as a second language. Following a review of strategies to assist middle and secondary teachers with the development of fluent reading in their students, we conclude with a discussion of word study strategies that promote syllabic and morphemic analysis. Such strategies aid readers in the development of word automaticity and encourage the development of fluent reading.


Reading Fluency, Adolescent Literacy, Secondary Literacy, Prosody, Accumaticity, English Language Learners, International Literacy

Paper Details

Paper Details
Topic EU Education Programs
Pages 83 - 95
Issue IEJEE, Volume 7, Issue 1, Special Issue Reading Fluency
Date of acceptance 01 October 2014
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David D. PAIGE

Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY, United States, United States


Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY, United States, United States


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