Reading fluency is receiving increased visibility in classrooms around the world, yet many programs fail to understand how to fully integrate this essential reading skill into a reading curriculum. Likewise, programs face challenges in knowing how to explicitly develop this important skill. Teachers and Program Administrators struggle with knowing how to balance both silent and oral reading fluency instruction. Most fluency assessments focus on oral fluency. Dr. Neil J. Anderson maintains that if you want to develop strong, fluent oral readers you must first develop strong, fluent silent readers.