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:
- When you read together, talk about the meaning of the book. Help your child make connections between the book and her own life, experiences, and other books you have read together. Ask her questions about characters or events. Ask your child to explain what the book was about in her own words.
- Talk about new words, concepts and ideas that your child has read or heard. Ask her to make up sentences with the new words or use the words in other situations.
- Help your child become aware of prefixes, suffixes, and root words. Point them out in books as you are reading together. Ask him/her to think of other words related to the words you are discussing.
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.