Fluency is an integral measure of a competent reader. It’s not just reading quickly, as many students mistakenly think. It involves skills such as reading expressively at a natural pace, grouping words together, and thinking about what you read as you go. Here are 17 of our favorite fluency anchor charts to help your students become masterful readers.
1. As a Fluent Reader …
SOURCE: Teaching with a Mountain View
This colorful anchor chart has all the information your students need to read like pros.
2. Read With Expression
SOURCE: The Owl Teacher
Read like you speak—you are not a robot!
3. The Elements of Fluency
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Some students naturally pick up fluency as they improve their reading, but many do not. In that case, it needs to be specifically taught and the elements practiced regularly. Here’s an anchor chart to help. And yes, fluency is more than just reading fast, as students often think 😀. . #teacherspayteachers #tpt #teachersfollowteachers #teachersofinstagram #teachersofinsta #teachersofig #teachersofthegram #iteach #iteachtoo #iteachfourth #iteach4th #iteachfifth #iteach5th #iteachsixth #iteach6th #iteach456 #anchorcharts
SOURCE: Angie Campanello
Extra bonus—when you read with fluency, it helps your comprehension.
4. What Does a Fluent Reader Look Like?
SOURCE: Step Into Second Grade
Fluent readers are expressive and natural and read like they speak.
5. Reading With Fluency
SOURCE: Inspired to Read
Use a storyteller voice and think about what you’re reading while you read.
6. Let’s Read Fluently!
SOURCE: Think, Grow, Giggle
This chart’s best advice? Read every day and frequently listen to others read.
7. Fluent Readers …
SOURCE: Conversations in Literacy
Learning how to “scoop” words and phrases is important for fluency.
8. Fluency Checklist
The big four simply laid out.
9. Fluency Grid
The big four in a little more detail.
10. Punctuation—My Voice
This chart helps kids know exactly what to do when they hit those punctuation marks.
SOURCE: We Are Teachers
Download these gorgeous posters to reinforce good fluency habits in your classroom.
12. Fluency Definition
SOURCE: Teaching my Friends
How to read so the words flow.
13. A Fluent Reader
SOURCE: My Life as a Third Grade Teacher
All of the skills to check off the list.
14. Fluency Self-Evaluation
SOURCE: The Literacy Effect
This anchor chart, posted by a middle school teacher, helps students self-evaluate their fluency skills.
15. Fluency Posters
SOURCE: One Extra Degree
If you prefer pre-designed anchor charts, you’ll love this whimsical set (for only $2) that includes one poster each for accuracy, phrasing, pacing, and expression.
16. Froggy Fluency
SOURCE: Teacher Mom of Three
Available for free on TPT, this poster is a cute reminder for younger readers.
17. Reader’s Workshop Collection
SOURCE: Mrs. M’s Style
Finally, if you’re looking for the big kahuna of prepared reading anchor charts, this set is for you! For $6 you get 20 posters that cover not only fluency but accuracy, building stamina, just-right books, and more.
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