This packet is perfect for teachers and parents who want to test fluency in order to identify reading miscues. Such identification pinpoints specific learning and teaching problems so that teachers and parents can improve instruction, remediate and/or make appropriate placement decisions.
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It is designed for children aged four to seven (K-2), although I have used them for older children and in ESL situations as well.
Included is an 8 page Pre-Reading Assessment including instructions and assessments tools, and a 42 page Reading Assessment including 20 separate Reading Fluency Tests with increasing fluency goals from 20WPM to 65WPM.
Each of these assessments includes a teacher copy with scoring rubrics and a student copy from which the student reads. Directions are provided for administration of the assessment, and scoring and interpretation of the test results. Directions are clear, miscues are described, teacher prompts are provided, and scoring rubrics make the assessments understandable and manageable.
Although this packet is a key aspect of the Sami Reads Guaranteed! Reading Program, these assessments are “generic” and can be used independently of the program itself to assess reading fluency in any situation.
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