Olympic Middle School

OMS Mission: Ensure academic growth and social responsibility. Serving students in grades 6 and 7 in Shelton School District. Graduation Matters Shelton
Reading Fluency
 
Reading Fluency is measured by words correct per minute (wcpm).  The student reads aloud fluently for one minute.  Fluently means smoothly (without stumbles, omissions or repetitions) and with expression.  The number of errors are subtracted from the number of words read to give the wcpm score.
 
In my reading classes, students who need to improve their fluency take progress monitoring fluency tests every three weeks. 
 
What can you do to help your student at home?  Each student should have a book at their lexile level with them at all times and should read that book at least 20 minutes per day.  Have your student read aloud to you or a sibling for a portion of that time.  Remember, we're looking for smooth reading, not fast reading.
 
What's a lexile level?  A lexile score is assigned as a result of a student's efforts on the Scholastic Reading Inventory.  Research shows that reading a book slightly above a student's reading lexile will help to improve his/her reading.  A book with too low a lexile level will not help to improve skills, while a book with too high a lexile level will frustrate.  The books in the OMS library are all marked with a lexile level and there are books at all Lexile levels available for check-out.
 
 
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