A useful post by Becky with an overview of fluency foundations.
***"Fluency is the bridge between decoding and comprehension and is vital to reach that end. For that bridge to be solid and effective it must have the phonological foundation of automatic decoding. This is the foundation for success.
We talk a lot about reading fluency around our office. It's a term that is easily misunderstood. In my mind, reading fluency is a natural ability to read without the burden of thinking about sounds, rules, and meaning."*** My question then is; why do we time our students when they read to see how good they are doing as a reader?***
Via Becky Free