Reading Fluency and Comprehension Toolkit
provides 43 expository animal fluency articles and 43 corresponding animal comprehension worksheets, along with user-friendly, no teacher prep support materials. AND NOW GET CORRESPONDING YOUTUBE VIDEOS WITH ALL 43 FLUENCIES RECORDED AT 3 DIFFERENT READING SPEEDS--129 IN ALL. PERFECT FOR MODELED READINGS. Here's what teachers get in this must-have eBook toolkit:
Each fluency article is marked with words per line to help students monitor their own fluency progress. At last! Quality fluency practice in the expository (not narrative) genre. Reading experts agree that students need extensive reading practice in the expository domain to internalize the text structure and multi-syllabic vocabulary of social studies and science textbooks. Not to mention the expository articles found on our Common Core tests. Yes, fluency charts are provided.
Each of the 43 articles is composed in a leveled format--the first two paragraphs are at third grade reading level, the next two are at the fifth grade reading level, and the last two are at the seventh grade reading level. Slower readers get practice on controlled vocabulary and are pushed to read at the higher reading levels, once the contextual content has been established. Faster readers are challenged by the increasingly difficult multi-syllabic vocabulary. This format is perfect for differentiated fluency instruction. Both developing readers and reading intervention students who read at a variety of reading levels will benefit from this fluency practice. What a great add-on resource for phonics-based Response to Intervention tiered instruction!
This eBook toolkit also has 43 corresponding animal comprehension worksheets with content-specific comprehension questions listed in the margins next to the relevant text. These low-higher order thinking questions ask readers to summarize, connect, re-think, interpret, and predict (the SCRIP comprehension strategy) to promote reader dialog with the text. Students practice self-monitoring their own reading comprehension as they read. This "talking to the text" transfers to better independent reading comprehension and retention. Answers provided, of course.
The animal fluency and comprehension articles each describe the physical characteristics of the animal, paragraphs detailing each animal's habitat, what the animal eats, the animal's family, interesting facts, and the status of the species (endangered or not). The writing is engaging and students will enjoy learning about both common and uncommon animals.
Each featured animal corresponds to the colorful set of 586 Reading and Spelling Flashcards available in cardstock on the author's Pennington Publishing website. The sounds of each animal name represent each of the phonetic components. For example, ermine, armadillo, and orca represent each of the r-contolled sound-spellings. Each of the cards contains the most common spellings of the animal card sound to reinforce the reading-spelling connection.
Also included are an individual fluency assessment and a kid-tested, teacher-approved plan to differentiate fluency instruction in your classroom. Two fluency articles and the two corresponding comprehension worksheets per week will noticeably improve your student's reading. 129 pages
Instructional materials in the Reading Fluency and Comprehension Toolkit
have been selected from the comprehensive Teaching Reading Strategies
program, which includes the contents of Reading Fluency and Comprehension Toolkit
as well as the direct instructional components to teach a half-year intensive or full-year reading intervention program.
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