Reading Fluency Version.3L Reading fluency is composed of 3 main components: speed, accuracy, and prosody. Let us take a look at each of these: Speed – Fluent readers read at an appropriate rate of speed. They visually scan 3+ words ahead when reading aloud, and maintain smooth visual tracking line to line. Accuracy – Fluent readers have highly automatic word recognition, and the skills to sound out unfamiliar words. Prosody – Fluent readers use prosody (pitch, stress, and timing) to convey meaning when they read aloud Fluent readers use expression, read with regular pacing, and use intonation or pauses to “mark” punctuation (e.g. periods, commas, and question marks). Are you ready to show us your reading fluency? Please record yourself reading this passage put loud.