Fluency Matters offers a wide range of compelling comprehension-based readers specifically designed to facilitate language acquisition. All readers are strategically written with a manageable number of unique words, making them highly comprehensible to even novice-level students. Our high standards for comprehensibility and literary style are just one more reason our readers stand out.
Level-appropriate vocabulary is masterfully woven into a compelling story, which inconspicuously provides repeated exposure to key language structures and pleasantly leads students down the path to proficiency. Learners naturally and efficiently acquire authentic language and learn to love reading (in the Target Language) in the process. There’s no better way to inspire life-long acquisition!
Fluency Matters readers are unrivaled in their effectiveness for sustaining student engagement and developing proficiency. Each reader meets specific criteria, including a level-appropriate unique-word count, a high frequency factor (the number of exposures to core language structures within a text), and a captivating plot that appeals to all genders and age groups.
Choose from a wide variety of genres: nonfiction, fiction, historical, cultural, humor, adventure and sci-fi. Regardless of the level or the genre, you can bank on a riveting read–every time!
Fluency Matters Readers* are leveled by unique word count, sentence complexity and vocabulary frequency or level. Unique word counts range from 50 unique words (novice-low) to 600 (intermediate-mid). The goal is to sweep students away with a story that is so enjoyable, comprehensible and compelling that students don’t even ‘notice’ it is in the Target Language. The end result is that acquisition becomes the byproduct of enjoying a great story.
*Fluency Matters follows a unique set of strict guidelines for analyzing texts. We are very intentional about providing teachers and learners with accurate and transparent information with regard to unique word counts, sentence complexity and overall level. Fluency Matters can only verify levels and unique word counts for the readers we publish. Buyer Beware: Guidelines and standards vary GREATLY from publisher to publisher.
Fragile readers rarely recover from a 'bad' book, and I won't risk putting them in that position. If it's not a great story AND conducive to language acquisition, Fluency Matters won't publish it!
~Carol Gaab, Fluency Matters Founder and President