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Reading Fluency

Reading fluency is a construct used in educational psychology and educational assessment to characterize skilled reading. Reading fluency is a component in models of reading-as-word-recognition and is defined as the ability to read a text correctly and quickly with appropriate expression. It is thought that when word recognition is fast, accurate, and effortless, then more attention can be diverted to comprehension. Reading fluency usually relates to oral reading, but it is thought to be an aspect of skilled silent reading as well. It is used interchangeably with automaticity (fast, accurate, and effortless word recognition), but the literature stresses that appropriate phrasing and inflection should be included in definitions of reading fluency. It is assessed both as a rate measured in words per minute or correct ...

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