Increasing Fluency With State Standards

FEE Information: If you wish to earn Graduate Credits or PDPs, there are two separate fee components associated. 1. CLOI’s content and facilitation fee of $325 paid directly to CLOI. 2. Tuition related fees paid directly to our partnering institutes for graduate credits or PDPs. There are no additional material fees associated with this course. Total costs for this course ranges from $425 to $650.


Categories: 2020 Facilitated Courses, 3 Credits, 4-5, 6-12, Course Style, F-0120, F-0320, F-0520, F-0720, F-0920, Facilitated, Foundational, Gordon College, Grade Level, Graduate Credit, MidAmerica Nazarene University, PDPs, PreK — 3, Reading, Schedule, University, Westfield State University


Fluency is as an essential element of every reading program (National Reading Panel, 2000) along with phonemic awareness, phonics, and vocabulary instruction. In order to comprehend fully what they read, children must be able to read fluently whether they are reading silently or aloud. Fluent reading, a characteristic of a good reader, is the ability to read with speed, accuracy, and proper expression.  Without accurate reading, students will not have access to the author’s intended meaning and could misinterpret text, while slow reading impairs a student’s capacity to construct an ongoing interpretation of the passage.  Poor prosody (or the appropriate use of phrasing and expression) can lead to confusion through inappropriate applications of expression or grouping of words.

In this course, you will be introduced to strategies to teach students to read more fluently, to assess their fluency, and to design a program for fluency that blends well into your overall literacy program.  You will also explore some strategies for helping English Language Learners achieve fluency.  As a final project, you will create a portfolio of resources for students and design one fluency lesson plan.

Additional information

Credit Offering Institute InformationOnce you have completed the registration, which includes paying CLOI’s courses fees, you will be provided information to register and pay for the graduate credits or PDPs.
Credit offering institute fees*:
•Gordon College: $75 per credit plus $50 registration fee
•Westfield State University: $300 for 3 graduate credits and $125 for 36 PDPs
•MidAmerica Nazarene University: $205 for 3
graduate credits
*Credit card processing charges, if applicable, are not included.