Directions: Print out 2 copies of each passage (one for your child and one for the parent). Set a timer for one minute and have your child read aloud to you. Mark through any words your child reads incorrectly or skips. Place a bracket around the last word read within the one minute time frame. Count the number of words read. Determine how many words your child is able to read in one minute by subtracting any words that are read incorrectly or omitted from the total number of words. This will give you the fluency rate (words per minute) of your child.According to Fountas and Pinnell, the expected oral reading rates of fourth graders when reading grade level and instructional materials should be between 120 and 160 words per minute.