Building reading fluency is all about repetition and practice, so the key is to make the process fun! There are so many fun and interactive ways that you can help your learner to practice their fluency skills both at home and in the classroom.

Activities that Build Reading Fluency

What activities will promote fluency in reading?

  1. Read aloud to model reading fluency. Not only is reading aloud one of the easiest and most fun activities for building reading fluency, the benefits of reading aloud to children are endless. By reading aloud, we model what good reading looks and sounds like, and we are broadening children’s vocabulary and building a love of reading. Younger children often love hearing the same book over and over again, which gives them the increased benefit of repetition! 
  2. Cutouts can be great practice for building reading fluency, especially for younger learners. CVC worksheets use letter cards or cutouts to help kids practice identifying and matching letters, letter combinations, and their corresponding sounds. Children also enjoy using cutouts to make their own books by choosing a title and pasting or writing the words for several pages. In addition, cutouts can also be used to practice CVC words through spelling games with cutout letters and design sheets.
  3. Spelling Words not only give learners practice spelling new words, they also add new words to the learner’s vocabulary. This builds reading confidence and fluency by increasing the number of words that students are familiar with as they come across them during reading.
  4. Games give students the opportunity to practice their skills and gain confidence in a fun and exciting way that doesn’t feel like work at all! Fun games for elementary students include Kahoot, Gimkit and Blooket.

Choose, Draw, Spell and Write Printable

Frequently engaging in these interactive activities from an early age helps to build confidence, fluency, and a love of reading.  Fortunately, there are many easy activities parents and teachers can use to help children to practice these skills at home and at school.

This Savvy worksheet is an example of quality, pre-made resource that you can use to encourage fluency practice and help students practice. Click this link to find even more.