What is fluency? Author Elfrieda “Freddy” Hiebert says it’s “not speed reading.” Hiebert observes: “What we’re talking about is getting kids to read at rates where they’re not thinking about the words they’re decoding.” QuickReads is a supplemental literacy intervention program that improves students’ fluency, comprehension, and content knowledge. Short, nonfiction texts are read quickly, repeatedly, and meaningfully. The instructional routine takes just 15 minutes a day, 3 to 4 times per week, so it’s easy to fit QuickReads into your curriculum. Use the program with at-risk students, English language learners, and for tutoring. It’s perfect for an after school or summer school program too.
QuickReads text passages can be read quickly, in about one minute. The passages build fluency with high-frequency words and grade-level phonics and syllable patterns.
Students improve vocabulary and build fluency with repeated readings. A “three-reads” instructional routine helps students read more effortlessly.