Below you will find some of the research that was used to support the development of the reading project. We have only signposted the most relevant research for schools:
EEF (Education Endownment Foundation)
Reading Fluency – What might fluency practice look like in the classroom
Support pupils to develop fluent reading capabilities is recommendation 2 in the EEF’s Improving Literacy In Key Stage 2 Guidance Report – Second Edition (updated in November 2021)
You can read the full report here: EEF FULL REPORT – IMPROVING LITERACY IN KS2
And the summary here: EEF SUMMARY
- Fluent readers can read quickly, accurately, and with appropriate stress and intonation.
- Fluent reading supports comprehension because pupils’ cognitive resources are freed from focusing on word recognition and can be redirected towards comprehending the text
Herts for Learning KS2 Reading Fluency Project
The Herts for Learning KS2 Reading Fluency Project incorporates the strategies of modelled expressive reading, echo reading, repeated re-reading, skilled questioning, challenging text selection and modelling comprehension skills, to improve the trajectory of Year 6 pupils (summer term Year 5) towards the expected standard in reading at the end of KS2.
For more information and to read the report, click on the link: Hert for Learning Project
Institute for Effective Education (IEE)
Our research found that the HFL KS2 Reading Fluency Project had a positive impact on developing pupils’ reading accuracy and comprehension, as measured by the YARC.