I'm super excited to announce my newest reading creation....and this has taken me months! At first, I wanted to write some fluency passages for my students that were interesting and relevant...my favorite ones are "Bailey Loves One Direction" and "Almost Everyone Has a Cell Phone"....but ya'll, I have written 60 one-page passages with and without word counts AND leveled them all according to the Lexile Framework for Reading. I have correlated the passages to each grade band (1st through 5th) so if you have students reading below grade level, you can find the right passage that's at thier just-right instructional reading level. As part of our SIP plan this year, an action stop is also to create fluency centers into our daily instruction. I do it for 10 minutes a day with 5 rotations, 5 groups, 5 days a week. The fluency stations are:
Say It Like You Mean It!
(opinion oral reading & recording)
One Minute At a Time
(fluency passages-one minute timings & graphing)
Lights! Camera! Action!
(reader's theatre emphasizing character voices)
Swoop and Scoop
(passage phrasing and scooping)
The Poetry Cafe
(oral reading of poems for fluency)
I'm using my new fluency passages in my fluency centers in addition to using them with a couple of students who are receiving phonics interventions. Did you know that of the four research based best ways to measure reading comprehension (fluency timings, oral retellings, multiple choice questions and cloze) that fluency timings have the highest correlation to reading comprehension? Therefore, not only can these passages be used to progress monitoring fluency, but they are best indicator and measure of comprhension as well. In addition, for students reading at or above level 15/16, yet still needing or receiving phonics interventions, fluency timings of connected text, like these fluency passages, will be able to show growth and help you determine if your interventions is working or not.
Lots of different fluency graphs are included (for both student and teacher)
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Happy Reading! - Jen