I designed this packet so that I can work on fluency with my emerging readers. They are so excited when they can read a short emergent reader! Many have exclaimed, “I want to read more! I don’t want to stop!” So, why not design a unit so that they don’t have to stop?
In this unit you will find several different activities that are designed to work together during full group, small group and center time for the children to practice reading predictable sentences for fluency with a Winter Friends theme!
Specifically, you will find these activities:
-Pocket chart activity for full group introducing the concept of “predictable” sentences and patterns.
-sentence strips with predictable sentences to be put on a ring for independent practice. Each set is color coded and features a certain sight word and a tracking sheet so the children can keep track of which sets they have read and how many times!
-sentence strips with predictable sentences to be put on a ring for independent practice. Each set is color coded and features a certain character/toy, so the sentences are varied (providing more of a challenge and for differentiation!) and a tracking sheet so the children can keep track of which sets they have read and how many times!
-roll and read strips for either large pocket charts or the student table top ones
-spin and read sentences for either large pocket charts or the student table top ones
-character pointers you can make so that the children are tracking their print!
-“Find a Partner Who” puzzle cards- students match a word to the picture. I use this sometimes as a quick way to partner up my students for partner reading with the rings and also “spin/roll and read”!
-Roll and Read
-“Make your own” fluency booklets
The sentences are designed to keep your kids focused on fluency. I use these in small group and in centers. I also set them up on a bulletin board and when my children are finished with their work, they can't wait to practice their fluency sentences. (I also have them keep a "fluency notebook" in which they keep their tracking sheet for all the fluency sentences that I introduce. I also have them put some of the extra "make your own" booklets inside the notebook as well! They love it! And it is so awesome to see them get their notebooks out and practice all on their own!)
If you like this set check out my other fluency packets: 3 Bears. 3 Little Pigs!