Fluency at sentence and text level





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Literacy specialist Elaine Stanley presents this explanation of fluency at the sentence and text level.

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Resources mentioned in the video

Phonics professional learning: Choosing and using decodable texts [7:48]

Free decodable texts [11:50]

Who is this video for?

Foundation to Year 2 teachers; school leaders

What will you learn?

What fluency at the sentence and text level involves for both reading and writing, and how you can support your students to develop sentence and text level fluency through your phonics instruction.


Elaine Stanley is an experienced teacher, school leader and literacy coach. She has had extensive experience implementing systematic synthetic phonics in primary school classrooms, and has recently coached disadvantaged schools around Australia.

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