The Difference Between Reading Fluency and Comprehension

Updated: Oct 9, 2020

Fluency is the ability to read smoothly, accurately, and with good expression while comprehension is understanding what you are reading. Here are ways to build both:



Ways to Build Reading Fluency

  • Choral Reading - Reading aloud as a group in unison

  • Echo Reading - The teacher will read first, student will read exactly what the teacher read right after

  • Paired Reading - Students read aloud to each other

  • Repeated Reading - Rereading short passages


Ways to Build Reading Comprehension

  • Chunk the material by breaking the text into several smaller parts

  • Look for the main idea of the text

  • Use context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words

  • Write a summary of the text

  • Visualize what you are reading


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