Through practice of reading with a more experienced reader, students are able to increase their fluency and accuracy. This is a daily reading homework fluency assignment I have created for my personal class that assists students in increasing their fluency in a fun way!!
It all started after I had emailed multiple authors, hoping that I would be able to utilize their book in a daily homework setting where I sent home approximately 150 words per night for students to practice repeated readings and increase their fluency. After being told no multiple times due to copyright infringement, I created my own short novel for my students!!
This story is about a young boy from Utah who moves to North Carolina and the struggles he has with moving across the country. The night before he starts school, he wishes he didn't have to go to school. He wakes up the next morning with his mom ignoring him, the bus driver speeding off, and the secretary not allowing him to check into school. After thoughtful consideration, he realizes he is invisible! Because he is invisible he has many adventures, some related to school and some outside of school.
My parents and children LOVE the book I created because it is a fun way to practice reading each night. The students are able to see how much they improve with the repeated readings each day as well as how they improve over the weeks and months. Also, my students' DIBELS scores have increased within the past 10 weeks because not only am I assisting them in their reading fluency and accuracy, but an adult or older sibling is reading with them each night as well!
Each night students are sent home with an Isaiah Erased fluency sheet. There are approximately 150 words to read each night and students read each passage 3 times, noting their speed each time. Each night they read the story builds upon what they read the night before. There are 66 days for purchase in this bundle pack which includes approximately 8 chapters of the story, Isaiah Erased over a 66 day span. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE STORY IS UNFINISHED AND DOES NOT HAVE A RESOLUTION AT THIS POINT.
The following bundle includes:
-A letter sent home to parents discussing the need for daily fluency homework as well as the process of marking each daily Isaiah Erased sheet
- 66 Days worth of fluency homework assignments (appr. 150 words each night)
-The end of each line states the amount of words in the line to assist parents in counting their child's WPM
Hope you enjoy this fluency homework as much as my parents and I have!! :)