In this IDA Ontario podcast featuring Kate Winn and Dr. Jan Hasbrouck, the focus is on the significance of reading fluency and its impact on students’ literacy development. Reading fluency, characterized by accuracy, rate, and prosody, plays a vital role in overall reading proficiency and comprehension. The podcast highlights the importance of assessing reading fluency effectively, and using research-backed approaches to supporting fluency development.
Curriculum Connection / Connexion au programme-cadre
Language Foundations in Reading and Writing, Fluency: Accuracy, Rate and Prosody, Grade 1: B2.8; Grades 2–3: B2.5; Grade 4: B2.3. Integrating fluent word recognition to read words accurately and to support their reading of texts with accuracy and fluency ∙Reading texts with appropriate pacing, with expression and intonation that facilitate comprehension and convey meaning. The importance of early screening using universal screeners and the Oral Fluency (ORF) measure, and progress monitoring, are also highlighted in this podcast episode.