FLUENCY GRAPHS

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FLUENCY GRAPHS = MONITORING PROGRESS & GOAL SETTING! Great for record-keeping, and data management!

Get kids on track, by letting them track their own progress by graphing the number of correct words per minute. These visuals give your kids a concrete representation of their reading fluency progress.

Use any leveled reading passages that you already have. Place one of these fluency graph sheets in student interactive notebooks. Let them do the graphing with a buddy after you model.

*NO PREP--Black and white! Easy to print and ready to go!

Graphing fluency progress is a fun, informal and interactive way for students to see how they are doing..and to hold them accountable for increasing their fluency!

This is a strong positive reinforcement tool because it is such an interactive activity involving fluency practice, goal setting AND math (graphing). The kids color in their progress with colored pencils, markers or crayons in the graph after they've recorded their wcpm.

{wcpm=total words that were read correctly in one minute}

**When kids measure their own progress they get immediate feedback!**

Once they do a few readings, and begin to see the upward trend, they will be more motivated to keep going. Remind them that there will be times when the bar may not go up--but the general trend is what's important! They end up with a colorful chart and real visual evidence that they are improving fluency.

The 6 graphs (2 more were just added!) are intended to be tools for monitoring reading success, and in particular, reading rate and automaticity. It is especially meaningful if kids can set a goal, and see through their graphing, that they are improving.

Most students from grades 1-6 will be able to use these graphs, which go up to 180 words correct per minute.

These charts automatically allow for differentiating and accommodating students in a classroom with varied skill levels.

The lower numbered graphs are best suited for first and second graders, and also for older students who are struggling, but need a visual representation of their improvement.

Not all upper elementary students need fluency progress monitoring, but for 5th and 6th graders who are working on increasing fluency, two of these graphs may be appropriate.

For many struggling readers, the higher target number graphs may discourage them too soon. So, I give them a lower target chart, with the idea that they feel they are "near" the top--and almost there! It's just another way of making accommodations and giving them attainable goals in smaller chunks!

Later, we move on to a higher numbered graph -- a good way to help kids see that they are making true progress -- and that the expectations have been raised!

Use any grade level text!

The text can come from a daily reading passage, from a basal story, a page from a leveled book in the Fountas and Pinnell intervention program, or a leveled passage from online reading resources, such as reading a-z.

*Great for a literacy center, or have kids buddy up.
Once modeled and given instructions, most students (grades 2 and up) are able to assume the responsibility of timing a partner. (The rubric fluency half sheet can also be done with the teacher if children are not yet able to do this.)

Also included is a rubric and a modified target chart, which I adapted and based on Tim Rasinski's fall, winter, spring targets.

To sum up, you'll find:
1. Contents page
2. Page entitled: "About Fluency & Tracking Progress" (2 pages of suggestions and guidelines)
3. Page entitled: "Timed Reading and Fluency Chart" (included fluency targets for K-6)
4. Six Student-Friendly Graphs (For targets up to: 40, 80 (2 versions), 150, 180, and a blank one to fill in their own targets)
5. Fluency Rubric Criteria Guide (chart for scoring)
6. Student Partner Recording Sheets (optional)
7. 2 pages of half-size certificates/awards for meeting goals

You can always just use the graphing sheets. Those alone will make a huge difference in how your children feel about their progress--and will motivate them to read with more automaticity.

Don't forget to check out my other literacy resources. As always, your feedback is much appreciated!

Please check for revisions---and updates on this file!

If your kids love graphing their reading progress, maybe they would like this: Fluency Graphs (Monster Theme)

Thank you for stopping by and checking this out.
Karen

Visit my blog for more literacy talk and ideas: www.GrowingSmartReaders.blogspot.com
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