This "Let's Teach Fluency" Pack Includes:
*All About TEACHING Fluency (THROUGH THE WAY WE SOUND - PROSODY ELEMENTS!)
*Fluency Lesson Example
*Blank Fluency Lesson for Teacher Use
*Student Fluency Self-Evaluation Rubric
*Teacher Rubric for Prosody Elements
*Fluency Focus Wall Posters with Prosody Elements
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PROSODY ELEMENTS are used for teaching!
When we teach fluency, we focus on the elements found within Prosody.
The prosody elements are: intonation, volume, stress, pitch, punctuation, expression, smoothness, and phrasing. These elements of prosody, when taught to young readers, will improve their rate and ability to comprehend text.
What Fluency Instruction IS:
-Focuses on Good Reading = PROSODY!
-Accuracy (Problems in accuracy tell us a Phonics diagnostic assessment is needed.)
-Rate (We do not teach kids to read fast, we use rate as an outcome of our prosody -element focus instruction. We may even teach kids to slow down to comprehend.)
-Uses the Gradual Release of Responsibility
-Includes a Teacher Demonstration with a Think-Aloud
-Teacher Provides Specific and Corrective Feedback to the Students
-Includes Repeated Reading of Texts AND Wide Reading of Texts