Developing Reading Fluency: Criteria for Reading Aloud

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Third graders develop their reading superpowers in a activity on fluency. After first listening to an audio recording or teacher read aloud, the class works together identifying criteria for fluent reading, focusing on phrasing, rate, punctuation, and expression. Children then participate in a whole-class choral reading of a familiar text before pairing up for further practice with fluent reading. Though the activity is part of a third grade unit and cites specific texts, it can easily be adapted to other ages and pieces of literature. An excellent resource for developing this fundamental skill in young readers.

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CCSS: Designed
Pros

  • Clearly models learning objectives for students
  • Includes differentiation to support all learners
  • Uitlizes a variety of teaching strategies
Cons

  • Requires careful selection of reading samples
Common Core