Developing Reading Fluency
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Overview of Developing Reading Fluency

Developing Reading Fluency

Systematic and targeted instruction for readers 4th-grade level and up

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, Teacher’s 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!

ISBN: 1-57861-854-1

ProductItem No.PriceQty.
Developing Reading Fluency, Introductory KitDRF-10W
Developing Reading Fluency, Classroom KitDRF-20W
Passages to Reading, Student BookDRF-01W
Passages to Reading, Teacher's EditionDRF-02W
Developing Reading Fluency Software - 1 PackDRF-07W
Developing Reading Fluency Software - 5 PackDRF-57W
Developing Reading Fluency Software- 20 PackDRF-207W
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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.

Save money on multiple copies with the 5-Pack or 20-Pack option. Disk-based software includes a Three Computer License. Available in 1, 5, and 20 packs. For example, a 5 pack can be loaded on 15 computers. Call for more information for use on additional computers, or for site licenses within a school or agency. Software is interactive Whiteboard ready and is compatible with Windows XP (SP2), Windows 7, Windows 8, and Macs with Intel processor OS 10.6 through 10.9. Performance is maximized on all Whiteboards, touch screens, and widescreen monitors.

The Teacher’s 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.

Written by Barbara Hoskins, PhD, Carol Seibert, BS, and Anna Osipova, MA.

Introductory Kit includes Software, Teacher’s Manual with PDF on Win/Mac CD 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 Passages to Reading.

Passages to Reading is the Student Book and is also sold separately. The Teacher’s Edition of Passages to Reading includes the book and a PDF of the book on Win/Mac CD with a Classroom License for printouts.


Developing Reading Fluency uses research-based strategies reported by the National Reading Panel (2000) and supported by the empirical findings of the last decade as effective for reading
fluency instruction. The software was field-tested in school, private practice, and home settings. All students who participated gained more than one grade level after several months in the program.