Here are seventeen reading fluency drills using commonly confused words and related phrases. Students write the date and time on the chart below each drill; five days of drills showing steady improvement will inspire confidence in your students! Left-to-right rapid eye movement, visual discrimination, and speedy processing are the focus of these fluency drills. Useful too as an intervention in RTI.
This is a TERRIFIC resource! I am using it as a "warm-up" for my RTI group. What a terrific idea to start with words that are similar and then move on to fluency phrases. Thanks for sharing this and I can't wait to see what else you add- your stuff is right up my ally! I am all about assessing and measuring data. ;)
I am wondering exactly how you use this program. Are you timing the students for one minute to see how many times they can saw each row? Also, are you reviewing the words prior to testing them? Thanks for the info.
Good questions! Personally, I have the students read the words and phrases once or twice before we start timing. That way I can draw their attention to the minor differences between words that might otherwise be confusing. I time how long it takes a student to read every box in the grid. I write the date in the next space on the top recording row and the number of seconds below it. You may prefer to count the words read in a minute; as long as you stick with one method so that your students can see their progress over five days, it doesn't matter too much which method you choose. I hope that answers your questions.