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Penguins: Fluency and Writing

Penguins: Fluency and Writing
Penguins: Fluency and Writing
Penguins: Fluency and Writing
Penguins: Fluency and Writing
Penguins: Fluency and Writing
Penguins: Fluency and Writing
Penguins: Fluency and Writing
Penguins: Fluency and Writing
Product Description
PENGUINS: Fluency and Writing: This is a quick reading inventory, informal assessment, or daily nonfiction reading passage with follow-up writing to check comprehension. Check fluency and comprehension with this one page passage and accompanying running record sheet.

The cloze activity is important for assessing comprehension and vocabulary understanding. But it can be used as a lesson activity.

The vocabulary page is a good tool for checking understanding of words from the text.

*The text level is written at a 2nd grade level. (Level is based on vocabulary and sentence structure.)

The running record is easy to use...so you can monitor your student's reading progress. Use it as a repeated reading, too!

You can use this as a quick, informal reading inventory using a nonfiction passage on a topic about penguins.

This literacy resource has different uses, such as--

*an informal reading inventory, or a progress monitoring passage.

*a partner reading activity.

*a daily reading lesson

* as independent work, or homework (without the record of oral reading page)

*may be used for practice as a repeated, timed reading, in which you give it to your students a few times over a specific period (e.g., week, month) to see how they are progressing, you will see an increase in fluency. In that case, you may want to laminate the passage to use over and over. Or, place it in a plastic sheet protector.

"Repeated timed reading" is an effective intervention technique for improving fluency.

1. Teacher/Parent Notes for using this resource
2. Fluency passage (101 words)- Student page
3. Running Record page (for oral reading scoring)
4. Cloze Activity student page (for comprehension)
5. Cloze Activity Answer Key
6. Comprehension page: Understanding the Text--using evidence from the text to respond
7. Word Meanings: Write word meanings in context (vocabulary)
8. Word Meanings: Answer Key {Answers will vary.}
9. Color and Write: A Short Response (comprehension)

*This resource specifically targets Common Core expectations for grade 2, but can be used for struggling third and fourth graders.

*These clickable links are in the document for quick reference:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.3 Phonics and Word Recognition
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.4 Fluency
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.2.4 Reading Informational Text
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.2.1 Writing an opinion with supporting reasons.

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