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Developing Reading Fluency

Developing Reading Fluency | Special Education


A research- and standards-based program for students ages 10 and up to practice reading and spelling multisyllabic words

Developing Reading Fluency is a researched-based program for students ages 10 to adult, who struggle to read text written at the fourth grade level and above. The program provides systematic and targeted instruction, and includes three components: Software, Teacherís Manual, and the Passages to Reading book. Ideal for remedial reading, RTI and resource programs.


  • Focuses on accuracy, rate, and prosody
  • Combines fluency instruction with comprehension monitoring
  • Passages increase in difficulty (4.0 to 6.9) as students advance
  • Uses nonfiction passages based on social studies standards
  • Allows students to progress independently
  • Collects data automatically
  • Aligns to state and national standards, including the Common Core
  • Perfect for summer remedial programs!

The Software is the primary instructional component. It has three levels, organized by grade readability (4th, 5th, and 6th), with a total of 90 lessons. Each lesson features a reading passage of 250 to 325 words. The passages have age-neutral and nonfiction themes, and are crafted to fit precise Lexile and Flesch-Kincaid measures. Students spend 25-40 minutes per lesson; each lesson follows a set sequence: pre-test, noticing word parts, mastering challenging words, focusing on phrases, reading by phrases, post-test. Software provides speech and visual supports for word parts, whole words, and phrases. Pre- and post-tests include comprehension questions. Software features professional narration, unlimited student logins, and comprehensive data collection.

The Teacherís Manual guides you through the lesson sequence, provides step-by-step software instructions, and detailed alignments state and national standards including the Common Core, plus describes the research foundations. The Teacher's Manual also describes the research foundations of the program and the outcomes of field-testing. It includes a PDF of the Passages to Reading book with a Classroom License for printouts.

Passages to Reading book is a collection of the 90 passages and comprehension questions included in the Developing Reading Fluency Software. It complements the Software lessons and extends them to cover additional English Language Arts standards like listening and reading comprehension. The book includes an analysis of readability for each passage plus a self-reporting data system so students can keep track of their progress.

Introductory Kit includes Software, Teacherís Manual with downloadable PDF and a Classroom License for printouts, and the Passages to Reading book.

Classroom Kit includes all the components of the Introductory Kit plus four additional copies of the Passages to Reading book.

Passages to Reading is the Student Book and is also sold separately. The Teacherís Edition of Passages to Reading includes the book and downloadable PDF with a Classroom License for printouts.

Developing Reading Fluency

Developing Reading Fluency
Price: $174.00   SRP: $179.00
Developing Reading Fluency Classroom Kit
Price: $279.00   SRP: $299.00
Passages to Reading, Teacher's Edition
Price: $76.00   SRP: $79.00
Passages to Reading, Student Book
Price: $34.00   SRP: $35.00

Features and Benefits

  • Provides a systematic and targeted method of instruction
  • Ideal for remedial reading, RTI, and resource programs
  • Combines fluency instruction and comprehension monitoring
  • Passages written from nonfiction passages and increase in difficulty
  • Software is the primary instructional component