I’ve published a zillion “Best” lists that are reading-related. I’ve also published quite a few posts on reading fluency, though I’ve never gathered them together.

So, first, I’ll share some of the most useful lists about reading. Then, I’ll share links to my fluency-related posts.

Here goes:

Now for posts on reading fluency:

“Webcam Research Helps Kids Improve Reading Fluency”

Measuring Reading Fluency

“FluencyTutor” Could Be A Useful Tool For Students To See Their Reading Progress

Literably Is An Excellent Reading Site — If Used With Caution

Talking To Students About Their Reading (& Their Data)

Reservations About Christian Science Monitor Column On “Slow Reading Movement”

Latest Results Of Our Home Computer Project

Assessments Are In For The Home Computer Project

Latest Assessment Results From Family Literacy Project

Reading Recs is a new feature of the extraordinary site, SAS Curriculum Pathways. It’s a new tool that allows students to orally read and record passages that teachers can listen to at a later time.


Fluency Instruction: Building Bridges from Decoding to Comprehension is another useful post from Russ on Reading.

Using CBMs for Quick Assessment of Progress in English Language Development is a useful article by Rita Platt and John Wolfe about fluency assessments for ELLs.

ELLs and Reading Fluency in English is from Colorin Colorado.

I Knew Encouraging Oral Reading Fluency Was Important, But I Didn’t Realize It Was This Important….

Oral Reading In The Mainstream & ELL Classroom

From 8 to 80 in Two Years: How Fluency Drives Students Toward Comprehension is from Teach Learn Grow.

Study: “You are more likely to remember something if you read it out loud”

Fast Talkers: Are Kids Getting the Right Message About Good Reading? is from Teach Learn Grow.

When Readers Struggle: Fluency is from Russ On Reading.

Think Fluency is a new app to help assess student reading fluency. I learned about it from David Kapuler.

Making Decisions about Which Intervention is Best: A Case Study is by Timothy Shanahan.

Reading Fluently Does Not Mean Reading Fast is from The International Literacy Association.

8 variations on repeated reading for fluency help keep students engaged is from Education Research.

ORF! Reading Growth Is about More Than Speed is by Rita Platt.


Should We Be Using Words Correct Per Minute? is from Timothy Shanahan.

Clearing Up a Couple Important Misunderstandings about Fluency is by Timothy Shanahan.

Slides and ladders: The importance of fluency with older readers during COVID-19 is from Teach Learn Grow.

Resources For Reading Fluency Passages

My Middle School Requires Fluency Instruction: Help! is from Timothy Shanahan.

Reading Progress in Microsoft Teams to improve student reading fluency – now rolling out globally! is from Microsoft.

Reading Progress + ReadWorks in Microsoft Teams = Awesome! is from Richard Byrne.

Readlee is a new tool that uses Artificial Intelligence to help teachers and students measure reading fluency.  You can read all about it at Richard Byrne’s blog. As I’ve said before about other online tools (to be fair, though, that don’t have near the capabilities of Readlee), I am wary of measuring fluency this way because having students reading directly in front of me not only gives me a more accurate sense of the reading (at least, I think it does), but it’s also a great opportunity right before and afterwards for conversation and relationship-building.  I do think these kinds of online tools, though, can be good ways for students to do self-assessment by recording themselves reading the same text at various times of the year and hearing for themselves their progress.  If Readlee had also used their Artificial Intelligence component to give students immediate feedback on pronunciation, now that would make for an entirely different story, and I would be singing a different tune about it.  But, they don’t have that feature.  Too bad.

Supporting fluency and comprehension using practices grounded in the science of reading is from Teach Learn Grow.

How to Provide Effective Reading Instruction is a new report by Timothy Shanahan and published by The World Bank.

New Reading Tools to the Rescue From Google and Microsoft is from TechNotes.

Microsoft’s Reading Progress Tool: Harnessing the Potential of L2 Oral Reading Assignments Through Technology is from FLT.

Can we really teach prosody and why would we want to? is by Timothy Shanahan.


You Want Me to Add Fluency?! is from Education 4500.

Reading Fluency: The Neglected Key to Reading Success is from Ed Week.