This set now available in a Big Science Bundle.
I have enjoyed getting fluency centers up and running in my classroom so much, that I have decided to try making some of my own fluency resources...although there are a lot of great fluency center resources out there.
This is a set of fluency task cards based on facts about Planet Earth. There are 2 sets of 18 cards for a total of 36 cards. Use these two sets anytime during the month of April and anytime you are studying Geography, Landforms, Ecosystems and Environmental Literacy. (Earth Day is April 22.) Each set of 18 has a quick 18 question comprehension assessment. The questions are not terribly hard but they do require TBE (text-based answers). Answer keys are provided for both comprehension checks which are called "Fluency Center Artifact Sheets" in this product. (I like to use the term "artifacts" with students instead of center assessments because artifacts are often all that is left behind when people [or dinosaurs] are gone, so they must leave as many clues in the artifact so I know they get it, because I will not be able to bring students home with me...the artifact is all I have to go on.)
Ideally, students would complete this as an independent center with a fluency partner, giving each other feedback on their fluent (or not-so-fluent) reading of the facts. These facts are also ideal for "close reading" of shorter text. There is a high volume of Tier 3 content words in these cards. There is an opportunity on the Artifact Sheet to record at least 3 repeated readings of each fact. This product is also ideal for any student reading below grade level or receiving a fluency intervention.
Other Fluency Fact Card sets are:
Itty Bitty Insects
Rocks and Minerals
Our Solar System
Thank you for looking, wish-listing or purchasing this product. I appreciate *you*!
Jen Jones - Hello Literacy
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