First Grade
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Fluent Easy Readers

Fluent Easy Readers contain more complex ideas, extended episodes and action and more advanced vocabulary. Many of the fluent titles are part of a series, which means children can enjoy a favorite character over and over in different books.

Children at the fluent reading level will:
  • Be able to decode longer, multi-syllabic words
  • Read chapter books and comprehend most or all of the story
  • Ask the meaning of an unknown word and usually remember it for future use
  • Read aloud expressively and smoothly, using punctuation and sounding like they are speaking

Activities to do at home:
  • Fluent readers are often drawn to nonfiction texts with larger words and explanation that is more detailed. Visit the West Bloomfield Township Public Library and choose a non-fiction book from our great collection.
  • Poetry is a great way to increase effective reading strategies. Poetry is read with many pauses, feeling, meaning and depth. This is a great way to have even the most seasoned reader practice these strategies. Have your child write and read it aloud for presence and to practice reading strategies.

Books at the fluent level are identified with a blue label on the spine. Many of the fluent books also have red dot stickers, indicating they are chapter books, which is an important milestone for many fluent readers.

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Library Director:  Clara Nalli Bohrer    |    Youth Services Coordinator:  Jill Bickford    |    Early Childhood Specialist:  Emily Vickers

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