This is a fun, new way to teach children about fluency.
-First, the students will choral read the passage together.
-During the choral read., the students will highlight or notice any key words that help them understand the tone of the story and characters. Maybe the character was “happy” so we need to sound happy as we read.. Maybe the character was “sad.” Therefore, we need to sound sad as we read that part.
-Next, a student will draw a card. The card might say, “Read the passage with a bored voice.” The child must read the entire passage as if they are bored the entire way through. If the child can read the passage the entire way through using that expression, they get to move their helmet 10 yards.
-Then, the next child or partner will draw a card and will follow the directions on their card and move their helmet once the task is completed.
-In order to make a “touchdown”, the child has to read an entire passage correctly using the right expression as they read. By this time, they have read the passage many times! Therefore, they are quicker, they know the words, and then they can really focus on their expression!