Saturday, December 22, 2012

How NOT to Read Fluently

All the elementary grades have this standard in the area of Reading Foundational Skills:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.4:  Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
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Today, my students spent some of our reading time practicing fluency. Especially at this time of year, I go out of my way to make it fun. (Brain research shows us that "fun" is a big motivator, but I think teachers knew that before the research was done!)

There are 4 important parts to fluency:
  1. automaticity in word recognition 
  2. accurate word recognition
  3. rate (speed) of reading
  4. prosody, or expression
I thought this activity would be perfect to put into my emergency sub plans.  It's got limited materials and is a skill that needs to be practiced frequently.  I've typed up the directions for you to download and put into your own emergency plans.  Come on over to Elementary Matters to learn more!



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