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Nothing helps you identify your reading fluency like hearing yourself read aloud! Increase reading fluency and expression by having young learners podcast a weekly high interest piece of literature. Assign a different star or featured reader each week. Set goals and see your learners accomplish them!
Utilizing a video camera, learners will read a story while being recorded. Later, they analyze the footage. After identifying their strengths and weaknesses with the teacher, they discuss reading fluency techniques. Adaptation: Instead of working with the teacher, pair-up, provide constructive criticism guidelines, and have peers provide feedback.
Four weeks of vocabulary words are provided here! Each week has between six and seven vocabulary words for your young learners to master. First they hear each word, and then they get a short definition for each word. The second activity is called "letter soup," and it requires learners to unscramble the list of vocabulary words. To really build comprehension, learners write sentences using each vocabulary word. Finally, the teacher assesses each learner's verbal and reading fluency.
Second graders find the similarities in word lists as the study the vowel digraphs that will assist them in spelling the words. They practice reading fluency by participating in a repeated reading activity. While working with a partner they record the reading mistakes they make and set goals for improvement on the Reading Fluency Graph which the teacher accesses at the main web site.
Students increase their reading fluency through the use of various strategies. After reviewing chunking, decoding, and rereading, students complete an initial read of a novel text. Working with a partner, they read complete a timed assessment of their words read per minute and record their progress.
Third graders participate in reader theater activities using Verna Aardema's book, Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears, in order to develop reading fluency and increase vocabulary. They practice reading multiple-syllable words, complete a graphic organizer, write an essay, and take an online quiz.
Second graders participate in a literacy block of lessons that focus on decoding unfamiliar words, retelling a story using sequencing, and reading phrases to increase reading fluency. Working with at partner, 2nd graders read and reread a passage before discussing it genre and decoding words. They work on sequencing activities using "The Mitten."
Who is Beverly Cleary? Take a picture walk through the book Ribsy. Then, as a class, investigate the unusual text layout before diving into the reading. Several reading activities and questions are provided, as well as a list of vocabulary terms for each chapter. This plan takes you through the book in just 10 days.
Third graders practice identifying words with the short o vowel sound. They use the strategy will reading a page from The Hare and the Tortoise. They read the passage while focusing on increasing their reading fluency and practice reading given phrases with a partner. They complete the associated questions.
Build reading fluency and classroom community with a Reader’s Theater activity. Class groups select a myth, or if part of a myth writing unit, select a group member’s myth, craft a script, and perform for the class. Directions for scripting a myth and a model myth are included in the plan.
Second and third graders explore independent reading strategies. They make predictions about the plot of the chapter book Max Malone Makes a Million based on the title and cover illustration. They independently read one chapter a day and answer comprehension questions orally. They also use Post-it notes to mark text in which characters are described.