Reading Fluently: Scooping up words into phrases

Posted by Chrissy Hultgren on 11/9/2021

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Students are working SO hard to become fluent readers. One way to NOT sound like a robot when we read is to notice the smaller, more common words in sentences and to scoop them up into phrases. Here are a few examples...

*to the store

*in the woods

*by the park bench

*in a while

*said the man

You can help your child to read fluently by pointing out when you notice small words being read in isolation, (like a robot) and encourage your young reader to scoop up the words and read them in a fluent chunk. 

 

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