Transitional/Nearly Fluent Stage

  • Characteristics of Transitional/Near Fluent Readers


    Fountas & Pinnell Levels H-M


    In the transitional/near fluent stage of reading development, the student will display many of the following behaviors:


    -         Use multiple sources of information (meaning, language structure, visual/graphophonic)  and a variety of strategies (check, monitor, search, predict, confirm, self correct) to problem solve while reading


    -         Make predictions and confirm or revise them while reading


    -         Recognize the importance of monitoring reading for understanding


    -         Use familiar parts of words (beginning, middle, end) to problem-solve unknown words


    -         Know a large core of high frequency words automatically


    -         Read many punctuation marks appropriately


    -         Read most texts with phrasing and fluency


    -         Begin to read a greater variety of longer and more complex texts (fictional and informational)


    -         Attend more to story structure and literary language


    -         Engage in discussions about what is read


    -         Begin to identify details from the text to support ideas in discussions




    The above information was graciously obtained from North Merrick Literacy Center Web Site courtesy of
    Mrs. Grossman and Mrs. Macko.