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Keywords:

  • Comprehension ;
  • Comprehension monitoring;
  • Listening;
  • Making inferences;
  • Summarizing;
  • Decoding ;
  • High-frequency words;
  • Sight words, word recognition;
  • Fluency ;
  • Accuracy;
  • Automaticity;
  • Oral reading, read-alouds;
  • Prosody;
  • Speed, rate;
  • Literature ;
  • Literary elements;
  • Drama;
  • Motivation/engagement ;
  • Oral language ;
  • Expressive language;
  • Phonics, phonemic awareness, phonological awareness ;
  • Strategies, methods, and materials ;
  • Instructional strategies, teaching strategies;
  • Listening strategies;
  • Reading strategies;
  • Struggling learners ;
  • Instructional intervention;
  • Vocabulary ;
  • Practice, exposure, wide reading;
  • To learners in which of the following categories does your work apply? ;
  • Childhood

Abstract

This article presents an engaging means for turning disfluent readers into prosody superstars. Each week students align with Poetry Power Man and his superhero friends to battle the evil Robot Reader and his sidekicks. The Fluency Foursome helps students adhere to the multidimensional aspects of fluency where expression and comprehension are addressed along with rate and accuracy. By the end of the week, students are flying through phrases, leaving Robot Reader in the dust!