The Importance of HEARING Fluent Reading

BY ARI FERTEL

In the past I’ve blogged a lot about the importance of supervised reading for children. If a young reader wants to transform their fluency and comprehension they should not read alone; they need on-the-spot help and corrective instruction.

But what most people don’t realize is that in addition to supervised reading, it’s also crucial for your child to hear fluent reading every day.

Think about it: did you teach your child how to talk? You may have explained some vocabulary here and there, corrected an occasional grammar mistake, but essentially your child learned to talk by listening to other people talk.

It works similarly with reading. In order to improve fluency and comprehension, your child has to listen to fluent reading.

If you’re working with your child to help him with his reading, make sure you read to him as much as he reads to you.

If you hired a tutor, make sure the tutor understands how important it is for your child to hear fluent reading and that the tutor is reading to your child as much as your child is reading for the tutor.

And, of course, if you want to use Reading Buddy Software, I’ve got you covered.

Most children who use Reading Buddy Software do one session per day. When I say a “session,” I mean that they complete all 7 steps of the Reading Buddy protocol for 1 reading. The Reading Buddy protocol is as follows:

  1. Child reads
  2. RB reads to child
  3. Practice words
  4. Child reads
  5. RB reads to child
  6. Child reads
  7. Comprehension quiz

Reading Buddy will walk your child through this protocol and award them points for completing each step.

Notice that in steps 2 and 5, Reading Buddy reads to your child. So a child using Reading Buddy Software hears a dramatic and fluent reading of a story twice each day. Hearing these fluent reads is instrumental in helping them become more fluent readers.

Want proof of results? Here you go…Proof of Results

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