This video illustrates the teacher moving step- by- step through an oral fluency assessment (OFA) with a student. An oral fluency assessment is important because:
• An OFA is an accurate and easy way to determine reading fluency, predict comprehension ability, and establish whether a student needs further assessment for decoding, or requires an intervention.
• It identifies fluent readers who are able to decode text and recognize sight words automatically. This ability is critical to comprehension because it allows the reader to focus on meaning, rather than on decoding each word.
This video is part of a nine-part series of teacher training videos designed to support the World Vision International’s Unlock Literacy teacher training programming. They aim to “bring to life” elements of teacher instruction to support master trainers and the teachers they train to better see and understand the skill or strategy in a classroom setting.
The videos have been developed to support literacy – specific classroom management techniques and direct instruction. The content of the videos was developed by a World Vision Education Specialist, with filming and creative enhancement by Matter Studio on location in Malawi
More information on this programme and our efforts to improve literacy can be found here: s