Fluency: What is It?
- Kansas Parent Information Resource - Two packets of activities that can be utilized to build students fluency skills. These packets were designed for teachers and parents.
- Florida Center for Reading Research - These center ideas were created by the Florida Center for Reading Research (www.fcrr.org) to help teachers prepare meaningful and purposeful literacy activities while they work with small groups of children.
- Basic Readers' Theater Rubric - This rubric is written in kid friendly language and can be used with primary and intermediate students.
- Fluency Phrases - Practice phrasing by using numbers to practice reading punctuation.
Reader's Theatre Scripts
Reading A to Z - leveled fluency passages and reader's theatre scripts to download. (Membership Fee)
Teaching Heart - Free Reader's Theatre scripts and resources.
Aaron Shepard- Free Reader's Theatre scripts and resources.
Poetry4Kids - Poetry resources
Poetry Archives - Poetry archives
Poetry Teachers - Poetry resources
Scholastic Fluency - Online fluency calculator.
Experts say that children should have 7 readings or exposures to a text for optimal comphrehension. Here are some of the ways we brainstormed providing 7 exposures:
- child read aloud
- teacher read aloud
- Buddy read
- Whisper read
- Read in a phonics phone
- Read silently
- Make the text into a cloze passage (leave out the dolch/sight words) and have the children use context clues to add them back in.
- Scramble it up and put in order
- Read to a lower grade.
- Record your own reading into powerpoint, MP3, moviemaker (narration line), etc.
- Listen to your recording! Listen to a friend's recording!
- Radio read (over intercom into your classroom only)
- Re-enact the reading with friends
- volunteer (fireman, grandmas) classroom readers
- Reader's Theatre
Great Leaps-Similar to Read Naturally. Students read letters, word parts, words, phrases, sentences, then paragraphs.
Taping Students - what is the best way to do this now?
- video tape students
- podcasting (mp3)