Fluency and Phonics,
is a reading program that teaches reading in a different way.
Unlike reading programs in which students
struggle to sound out words, the program builds on studentsí natural
language abilities to develop word recognition and reading fluency in
the context of interesting reading passages.
Also the program includes phonics in the
context of rhyming words from the reading passages.
Fluency and Phonics, Book 1 has thirteen lessons with graded
reading passages from high grade 1 to high grade 3 reading levels.
In each lesson, Fluency and Phonics, Book 1 includes phrase-cued reading, repeated reading, timed reading, and reading with expression all of which develop reading fluency.
The program method produces exceptional reading success for at-risk readers having one or more of the following reading characteristics:
need a sense of the whole story before reading;
experience difficulty blending sounds;
letter by letter, word by word;
exhibit delays in cadence and rhythm.
Fluency and Phonics, Book 1 also is used with young readers to improve reading speed and fluency.