by listenint to oral reading. Does it have expression? are readers pausing in corrrect places and putting empahsis on teh right words? teh asses fluency, the teacher could select a passage at grade level ask kist to read it aloud for one minute, count number of words, read, keep track of errors, subtract errors form toatl words read, and then graphthis over time. the kid has a problem in fluency if he reads and makes more then 10 percent word recognition errors , cant read alound with expression , or demonstrates poor comprehension.