Read Well Fluency Boosters: Getting Started

Read Well Fluency Boosters is designed to give students in the Read Well curriculum a little added boost to fluency. Intended for use with Read Well 1, Read Well 1 PLUS, Read Well 2 Fluency Foundations, and Read Well 2, this program systematically builds fluency in just 5–10 minutes per day.


2015 / Getting Started Guide, CD of reproducibles, 2 sets of Fluency Boosters Student Booklets
For Grades:
  • Ann Watanabe
  • Marilyn Sprick
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With Read Well Fluency Boosters, students have fun practicing, beating the clock, and tracking their progress while they build reading fluency.

The set of ten Fluency Boosters Student Booklets includes eight fluency practice booster sheets (probes) for each Read Well unit. Booster sheets provide practice in:

  • Sounds
  • Pattern Words
  • High-Frequency Words
  • High-Frequency Phrases
  • Decodable Passages

Read Well Fluency Boosters may be used in the following settings as needed:

  • Tutorials
  • Intervention groups
  • Warm-up activity in reading groups


Read Well Fluency Boosters instructor’s materials include:

  • Getting Started: A Guide to Implementation
  • CD of Reproducibles (Forms and Power Booster sheets for targeted practice)
  • 2 sets of Read Well Fluency Boosters Student Booklets 1–10

Student booklets can also be ordered as follows:

  • 1 set of Read Well Fluency Boosters Student Booklets 1–10
  • 4 sets of Read Well Fluency Boosters Student Booklets 1–10

Read Well Fluency Boosters is appropriate for students who are accurate but not fluent readers, for students in intervention, and for students you wish to move more quickly to mastery. The boosters will help all your students master the fluency requirements of the Common Core State Standards.

READ WELL is a federally registered trademark of Voyager Sopris Learning, Inc., and used here under license from Voyager Sopris Learning. The content of Read Well Fluency Boosters, however, is the sole property of Pacific Northwest Publishing (dba Ancora Publishing), which is solely responsible for such content.

  • Ann Watanabe

    Ann Watanabe is an author of Read Well 2, Read Well 2 Fluency Foundations, Read Well 1 Composition, and The Third Quest. She has worked in education as a teacher in special and general education. She has been a resource teacher, reading coach, literacy consultant, and adult education teacher. For more than 35 years, Ann has dedicated her career to helping students of all ages become literate and self-confident. Throughout the state of Hawaii, Ann is known for her work in early reading instruction and instructional delivery—providing professional development for thousands of teachers. She has worked on multiple school improvement initiatives and is the coauthor of the Hawaii State Literacy Tutor Training Program. Ann has presented at district, state, and national conferences and is the recipient of a national Excellence in Education Staff Development award. She coauthored the K–2 CCSS (Common Core State Standards) reading assessments for the state of Hawaii. She is also a National Board Certified Teacher in Literacy: Reading-Language Arts/Early and Middle Childhood. As an educational consultant, Ann continues to provide consultation and training in beginning reading, explicit and instruction, Read Well, and a range of supplemental and intervention reading programs.

  • Marilyn Sprick

    Marilyn Sprick has been a general education teacher, special education teacher, and Title I learning specialist. As an educational consultant, Marilyn has provided training in literacy, curriculum adaptation, and collaborative instruction for thousands of teachers throughout the United States and Canada. Marilyn’s focus is on scaffolding and differentiating curriculum, explicit instruction, motivating students, and diagnostic prescriptive teaching. She is well respected for her ability to inspire teachers and translate research into classroom practice. As a literacy expert, Marilyn is the lead author of Read Well K-2 (a scientifically based early reading program) and The Third Quest—a reading intervention for adolescent struggling readers. Marilyn is also author of “Preintervention 2: Assessing and Adjusting Academic Support” in Early-Stage Interventions and a coauthor of Meaningful Work; The Tough Kid On-Task in a Box, part of the Tough Kid series; SMART Kids, a social skills curriculum for grades K-1; and First Step NEXT, a Tier 2 behavioral intervention for young children. Sign up here to subscribe to Marilyn Sprick's Newsletter for Literacy Nerds.