Mindfulness Activities as Emotional Support During Oral Reading Fluency Interventions

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 3,4
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 10: Health and Well-Being

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. use mindfulness within a reading intervention.
  2. apply mindfulness to reduce student anxiety.
  3. analyze if mindfulness would be appropriate for any of their students.


Reading is a core subject taught in elementary school, yet students may feel anxious to read aloud in front of teachers or peers. Mindfulness-based practices are a growing topic in schools today; research has found these practices can decrease anxiety in students. Do mindfulness-based practices help ease these fears of students and promote increased oral reading fluency? Results of an oral reading fluency package with a quick four minute mindfulness practice will be presented.



Lauren A. Steinhoff, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire


Michael I. Axelrod


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