Great resource for record-keeping, and data management!
Students can 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.
Whether or not you are doing intervention, having kids graph their own progress gives them self-empowerment, too! They see immediate feedback as soon as they complete their graphs.
They'll enjoy filling out these "race to the finish line" graphs, which can provide helpful information and valid data for conferences, team meetings, and student profiles. When used in an informal reading assessment, the data is useful for student, teacher, and parents!
Once they have met their goals, give them a racecar page (and other optional ones included) to color, decorate, and cut out to proudly display on a bulletin board, or take home. This serves as a "certificate of recognition".
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Two pages include web links, suggestions, and directions for repeated readings and targets are also included in this file. A small chart is included with suggested fluency targets for grades 1-3.
Timing and Graphing Information: pages 1 and 2, with web links and target chart
3 graphing sheets (b/w) for students to graph their fluency.
1 graphing sheet (target for 140) in color
10 b/w racecar pages of recognition for reaching their targets/goals from 50-140
1 blank/generic one for any wpm
1 b/w page with a girl reading a book
1 b/w page and white page with a boy reading a book
1 b/w page with a trophy & car
1 color page with a trophy & car
For struggling students, you may find that as they see their progress, they will want to strive for increasing their reading fluency. Repeated readings have been shown to help build confidence, accuracy and expression--ultimately, improving comprehension.
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