Reading fluently is extremely important! Reading fluency is a child's ability to read a book or other text correctly, quickly, and with expression. When fluent readers do not have to concentrate on decoding the words, they can focus their attention on comprehending the text.
These fluency phrases include what you need to meet your students where they are in terms of fluency.
The 42 page product includes:
- Fluency Phrase Testing and Scoring Instructions (1 page)
- Fluency Phrase Recording Sheet (1 page)
- Levels 1-20 of Fluency Phrases (40 pages, 2 sheets per level, 25 phrases per level)
Here’s how it works: Each level has 25 phrases. With practice, the student should eventually be able to read all 25 phrases in 1 minute.
To begin, have the student practice reading the phrases out loud to you. Then after they have practiced them, begin timing them. Each time they read they should get quicker and quicker, eventually reading all 25 phrases in 1 minute or less. Once they have mastered this level of phrases they will move on to the next level.
Tip #1 Each level includes instructions for parents at the top. When I use these, I have each student keep a copy of his or her level in a book box, and then I also send one home with the student to practice at home. Parents LOVE these phrases because they are quick, and the directions are clear. Parents feel very comfortable working with their child at home on these phrases.
Tip #2: Whenever I have parents volunteer in the classroom, I have them go into the hallway and test the students. I keep a clipboard in the classroom with the “Fluency Phrase Recording Sheet” (included in this product), and when I have a parent volunteer, he/she can simply grab the clipboard and begin testing. Volunteers truly enjoy this activity!
Tip #3: I copy these on colored paper to differentiate between the levels. The colored paper is fun for the kids, too ☺.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Ready? On your mark…get set…READ!