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How does the CCSSM define "fluent?" What is the difference between "fluent" and "fluency?"

Sep 2, 2013 9:13pm

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    • Sep 3, 2013 5:30pm

      Hi Jan.

      That's a good question.

      The Standards require FLUENCY through speed and accuracy which can be developed in the classroom so that the students have a better understanding and the ability to manipulate the more complex concepts. Fluency doesn't occur naturally, so the teacher must address it specifically in the classroom. Some students will require more practice than others, so the teacher must be intentional and aware of their needs. There is not one method for teaching speed and accuracy that will meet the needs of all learners, so be prepared to vary the types of delivery and/or assessments.

      FLUENT seems to be the way to describe a student has become accurate and reasonably fast with the materials.

      Hope this helps!