Definition for Sentence Fluency
Sentence Fluency In any piece of writing, there are many possible ways to write any sent
ence correctly, but usually, of those correct versions, one or two will sound better than others. A writer who can pick out those versions and can use them frequently will have a strong sense of sentence fluency. This does not mean creating longer sentences, but means using long sentences when they would be best and short sentences when they would suit better. It means creating a sense of rhythm with the sentences and a flow that the reader finds enjoyable to follow along. Good sentence fluency stands out when a piece of writing is read aloud.
Rubric for Sentence Fluency...The Way it Sounds When You Read It Out Loud
Read the paper all the way through.
Read the criteria item and enter Y for Yes, N for No, and S for Sort of.
Mark your score in the space provided.
Give 1 point for each Y, 1/2 point for each S and 0 points for each N
___ ___ My sentence begin in different ways.
___ ___ Some sentences are long and some are short.
___ ___ It has an easy flow when you read it.
___ ___ My sentences have power and punch. .
___ ___ My writing flows easily from sentence to sentence.
Lesson Plans for Sentence Fluency
Lesson Plans, Grades 1-3
Lesson Plans, Grades 4+5
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Literature to Illustrate Sentence Fluency
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Samples for Sentence Fluency
Web Resources for Sentence Fluency
Descriptors for Sentence Fluency
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Primary Writing Criteria