These 50 nonfiction stories and activities are a sure-fire way to improve fluency and comprehension skills!
Simple sentences and short, easy-to-read paragraphs are paired with compelling illustrations for a strong picture-text correspondence. Age-appropriate topics and a controlled vocabulary motivate students and help ensure success. Follow-up activities focus on specific reading skills such as finding the main idea, making inferences, reading for details, locating information, using context clues, and more.
The activities featured in this book utilize the direct-approach fluency formula: read and re-read decodable words in connected text. Research shows that repeated readings turn slow, choppy readers into faster, smoother, more fluent readers. By doing the five follow-up activities that accompany each short paragraph, students will read the same paragraph a minimum of four times:
1. Read the paragraph when first presented with it.
2. Look back at the paragraph to respond to the follow-up exercises.
3. Complete the cloze reading activity involving the paragraph.
4. Follow the direction to “Re-read your completed paragraph to make sure it makes sense.”
Reading Level 3-4
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