There are a few reasons why kids struggle with fluency. If they don’t know many sight words, they have to sound out more words. (This is called
.) That makes kids read slower and at a choppy pace.
Plus, when kids read slowly, it’s hard for them to “hold on to” the words long enough to make meaning of what they’ve read.
Some kids are good at decoding and sight words, but they don’t understand what they read. When that happens, they may read in a monotone voice and without expression.
reasons why kids might read slowly