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- Niesha H., Special Education Teacher
- Philadelphia, PA
Reading Fluency Teacher Resources
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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.
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!
A review of decoding words is incorporated in a discussion on reading with expression in order to increase fluency. The teacher gives several book options for readers to practice smooth and inflected reading, giving a short book talk on each to pique interest, and also reviewing strategies for selecting a book at an appropriate reading level. Readers find quiet places throughout the room to read a book three times, and then the teacher has them read for one minute as an assessment.
Explain to your readers a variety of decoding strategies to improve their reading fluency. They observe the teacher modeling blending, then in pairs take turns reading the book Clifford the Big Red Dog. Learners then time each other reading and record their reading rates on a graph. Work on speed and accuracy with your young ones.
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."
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.