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This article by Louisa Moats addresses reading problems with the older student. It’s really exciting to see older students and adults who’ve struggled for years with reading problems FINALLY get it! Not being able to read well is for ...

A question from a STEPS teacher: If a child has a slow speech pattern, should this really affect their fluency score? What if a 2nd grade child reads slowly, 45wpm, but can answer comprehension questions almost verbatim from the story. Can we ...

Run a timer for 1 minute. Have the child read from a book on his grade level. It’s important that the book you’re having them read from is one appropriate for their grade level. We all read slower on more complicated texts. Usually, ...

Fluency is what makes reading comprehension possible! Ever listen to someone play the piano note by painful note? You listen to the whole thing and can’t even recognize the tune! The same thing happens to a kid who reads slowly, word by ...