Common Core Fluency: RF 2.4 RF 3.4 RF 4.4 -
Reading Comprehension Strategies Lesson: What Fluent Readers Do~ This ready-to-go lesson is designed to assist launching good reading fluency practices and cultivate thoughtful readers. In this lesson, students determine what fluent readers do or look like, and at the same time, dispel the misconceptions they might have. This lesson uses a fun poem for modeling and practicing fluency strategies, and includes materials for students to create their own fluency folder where they can keep poems and passages specifically selected throughout the year for the purpose of practicing fluency.
This detailed lesson plan includes the following:
• I can statement (for CCSS.ELA-Literacy RF.3.4, 4.4 & 5.4)
• An essential question to start the lesson
• Suggested read-aloud title: The Crocodiles Tooth, a poem by Shel Silverstein *Not included
• Gradual release format: I do, we do, you do..
• Formative assessment
• Fluency folder template & practice tips (What Fluent Readers Do), used to create students’ fluency folders
• Photos of examples taken during the implementation of this lesson to guide your instruction throughout: charting of student responses, revisits of the chart, poem highlighting, and the construction of fluency folder
Note: This lesson spans approximately 45-60 minutes, therefore may take more than one day of whole group instructional time. The fluency folders will be used throughout the year to house poems and passages students can continue to practice during fluency center. Fluency notes can be kept in this folder as well and be revisited throughout the year to help set individual reading fluency goals.
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