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

     

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