Each multi-session fluency & comprehension pack provides materials and instruction for five sessions. Students are
presented with a leveled fluency passage that covers some of the same vocabulary and content as the companion
leveled book. After reading the fluency passage, the student, with the tutor, reads a portion of the leveled reader
each day to build comprehension. The fifth, and last, session includes a final fluency read and a comprehension
Typically, students go through specific stages of development as they progress from nonreaders to fluent
readers. Developmentally appropriate materials are critical at every stage of learning to ensure reading
In leveled reading, books are written to various levels of difficulty, gradually introducing readers to
new challenges. The goal is to challenge students, without causing frustration, by giving them
developmentally appropriate materials to read – materials they can read with 80 to 94 percent
Fluency Tutor Tips
Use these tutor handouts for instructional tips on teaching fluency and comprehension.
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