Instruction: Fluency - Introduction Video 2
Notice the fluency strategy charts that are posted on the board. The teacher uses these charts to provide students with a definition of fluency as well as with specific strategies they can use while they practice reading fluently. The charts serve as an important component of explicit instruction because they provide students with additional support during the process of becoming independent readers.
When we come to a word we do not know, we need to stop and we need to figure out what that word is before we keep reading, and we've been practicing lots of strategies you can do when you come to word that you do not know, and one of the strategies we've been practicing is our fix up strategies, and you guys know that. Just really quickly I'm going to go through what the fix up strategies are, and we've got that posted right up here to help us remember in case we forget. First you should look for a part of the word that you know, then you should say the sounds of each letter from left to right, then you should blend the sounds together to say the word quickly, then you need to listen to see if the word makes sense, read the sentence again to see if it makes sense, because sometimes the word you figure out might make sense, but if you read the sentence again, it might not make sense, so you need to make sure you read the sentence again, and if you still don't know, what's the very last step?
Ask someone to help you.
You're right. You could ask your partner, you could ask somebody in your group, or you could even ask Mrs. Bills if you do not know, but you should not keep reading.