Students should continue to practice oral reading fluency well after they have learned to read. As reading passage get more difficult, fluency is essential for reading comprehension. Students can monitor their own reading fluency once a week using the book you assign, or the book they have chosen as an independent reading book. This printable includes a letter explaining the directions on the front and a chart for recording results for the back. When I explain it to the students in class, I use the classic math mad minute as an easy comparison. Just as you would want to know how many math facts you know in a minute, the teacher wants to know how many words you can read smoothly in a minute. If the word rate is too high the book is too easy, if the word rate is too low the book is too difficult. There is no perfect number, but by keeping track over many weeks using different parts of a book and different books, you can get an idea about the students fluency. With this chart the teacher only needs to meet with the student once every ten weeks to have the students read out loud to you. Therefore this works better with older more independent students. This can be kept as part of a students' portfolio to monitor progress over an entire year. If you need this file as a word document to personalize it for yourself just let me know.
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