It is challenging to find time to adequately address our students' fluency needs once they reach middle school. Therefore, I used the technology in PowerPoint to create an independent practice that I use with my students.
Within this program, students have the option of listening to a story before the fluency work begins. Then they must read the words before they disappear off of the screen. The students select either the red speed (slow), medium speed (yellow), or fast speed (green). They are sure to improve upon their reading fluency and comprehension with this program!
This first installment of the program uses the story of Hansel and Gretel. I chose this fairy tale for a couple of reasons:
1. Students must be familiar with fairy tales so that they understand allusions to fairy tales in other literary works.
2. The reading level is 5.3. This makes it just the right level to help students with their fluency, as reading passages used in fluency work shouldn't be too complicated.
(Lexile 900, Fountas and Pinnell: S-V; Reading Recovery: 40; DRA: 40: PM Readers: 28 Sap're -30 Sap're; Reading A-Z level: X-Z)
This is a simplified version of the fluency work that is integrated into my Test Prep and Interactive PowerPoint Bundle Installment #1: Hansel and Gretel
Links to additional installments:
Cinderella: Interactive Literacy System: Installment #2
Rapunzel: Interactive Literacy System Installment #3
Interactive Literacy System Installment #4: Snow White
For the Love of the Children
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The Sweetest Thing
Computerized Fluency Practice for Middle School Students
by Jacqueline Miller
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