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    Decoding-the process by which readers sound out unknown or unfamiliar words

     

    Fluency-the ability to read a text easily

     

    Fluency Rate-the rate at which a person reads; oral reading fluency and silent reading fluency rates are often different

     

    Accuracy Rate-the percentage of words that a student reads correctly

     

    Frustration Reading Level-material at this level is too difficult to be read by the student, even with teacher support

     

    Instructional Reading Level-material at this level can be read and understood by the student, with few vocabulary problems. Little teacher support and direction is needed. 

     

    Independent Reading Level-material at this level can be read and understood by the student, with no difficulties in vocabulary or comprehension. Teacher support is not needed. 

     

    Reading Comprehension-the ability to read and understand what is read

     

    Reading Vocabulary-refers to the words that students can read and understand.