The Fluency Builders program is designed to prevent reading failure by optimizing the PreK-2 window. The program initiates fluency work as early as Pre-K and as soon as students can blend two sounds together.
IT'S NEVER TOO EARLY
to start building fluency...
Reading fluency is a key predictor of school outcomes.
Focused on Fluency
Interventions that focus on fluency show greater gains in less time in all reading measures - including comprehension.
Enhanced with the most recent
neurocognitive research on dyslexia
and dyslexia interventions
For Students PreK
through Grade 12
program designed to prevent reading failure in emerging readers PreK-2 and remediate reading failure in older struggling readers in grades 3-12
Scripted and easy to use with How-To videos
Simple Placement Guidelines
Multiple Entry Points
Structured Literacy Framework
The Fluency Builders program utilizes a Structured Literacy framework. A Structured Literacy approach to reading instruction is recommended for all students by the International Dyslexia Association.
Structured Literacy is a registered trademark of the
International Dyslexia Association.
starts with one of the Screeners
The Screeners are based on the most recent neurocognitive research on risk factors and
deficits associated with dyslexia.
The Fluency Builders Universal PreK-2 Dylexia Screener
The Fluency Builders 3-12 Dyslexia Screener
Identify at risk students as early as the first week of Pre-K.
Use the Screeners to identify those at risk and
to identify their unique deficit profile to inform instruction.
(According to the most recent neurocognitive research on dyslexia, each student has a unique deficit profile.)
Use the results and specific instructional recommendations for targeted instruction/intervention.
Screeners include alternate fluency passages for reuse as a progress monitoring tool.
The Screener results and recommendations can be used with the Fluency Builders program to provide supplemental
Tier 1 instruction (PreK-2) to prevent reading failure or to provide intervention (PreK-12). Contact us to find out how to optimize the PreK-2 window by implementing the Fluency Builders program as a Tier 1 supplement.
The Fluency Builders
Digital Kit Components
Universal Dyslexia Screener for PreK-2 for early identification of students at risk and to identify their unique deficit profile for targeted instruction/intervention. Provides specific instructional recommendations for at risk students based on Screener results. (OR select the 3-12 Screener)
Dyslexia Screener for grades 3-12 to identify older struggling readers who may benefit from the intervention. Identifies their unique deficit profile for a targeted intervention with specific instructional recommendations.
Screeners include alternate fluency passages for reuse as an ongoing progress monitoring tool.
Easy to use scripted program with How-To videos (no need for time-consuming and costly workshops)
Teacher TOOLKIT (with video) presents the foundational research for the program and includes teacher resources.
Phonological and phonemic awareness instruction
Explicit, sequential, systematic, and multi-sensory phonics instruction
Systematic instruction of high frequency words with immediate and sustained use in text
Word level automaticity and fully decodable sentence level fluency practice
Explicit handwriting instruction (for younger students) with extensive practice in writing/spelling from dictation (based on new research linking handwriting fluency to reading fluency)
Spelling/spell-checking instruction and practice
Vocabulary and morphology with syllable instruction
Ongoing cumulative review and formative assessments
Intensive fluency training with connected text - including a focus on accuracy, rate, and prosody with modeled, paired, timed, and repeated reading of high interest passages with increasing levels of difficulty
Comprehension strategies with narrative and informational texts (beginning in mid-year grade 1), including self-monitoring, learning how to become a proactive reader, and using text structure and text features to enhance comprehension
Teaching aids include games and "I'm a Proactive Reader" instructional bookmarks.
Lesson Planner for working with connected text includes coaching strategies for spotting and eliminating dyslexia related reading behaviors
Printables folder contains student work pages and teaching aids.
Simple progress tracking tools, motivational student Progress Chart, and student certificates
Comprehensive knowledge and practice-based certification program available with optional Train-the-Teacher license for those who qualify
The Kit Includes:
The Teacher TOOLKIT presents the foundational research for the Fluency Builders program and provides teacher resources. (Includes video)
with Support Videos
KIT with PreK-2 SCREENER KIT with 3-12 SCREENER
No need to purchase a separate spelling program or handwriting curriculum. Both are fully integrated and dyslexia specific, with the handwriting program based on important new research linking handwriting fluency with reading fluency.