MSDE Office of Reading First. 2. Fluency Provides a Bridge Between:. Word Recognition. and. Reading Comprehension. MSDE Office of Reading First. 3. MSDE Office of Reading First. 4. The Outcomes for this Presentation. Participants will: define oral reading fluency.learn the purpose of oral reading fluency in the instructional program.learn about some research-based strategies for fluency instruction in the classroom..