Wilson Fluency®/Basic lessons are designed to be used in a small-group or one-on-one setting. Depending on the lesson format of the program it is supplementing, lessons should be scheduled for approximately 10-20 minutes, one to three times per week.

The teacher will select a passage that corresponds to students’ decoding skills or WRS substep. Upon completion of the baseline reading, subsequent practice lessons occur over a period of time.

Practice lessons include: 

  • Word drills with controlled words and high frequency words
  • Drills with short controlled phrases and longer phrases from the passage
  • Phrased passages

Upon completion of the practice lesson, improvement is tracked in words correct per minute (WCPM) and prosody with the same unphrased passage. 


   Young boy reading fluency story  Teacher with student reading