Reading Warm-Ups are perfect for getting your students' ready for reading!
These fluency pages can be used several different ways.
Students can practice this independently during morning tubs or you can lead the class. When leading, call out an animal (or picture) and students will read the line that you have selected. This will keep them on their toes and will avoid kids memorizing the pages after several readings.
Switch it up!
- Choose deserving students to call out the animals/rows.
- Have students choose different voices.
- Roll a die to choose which row will be read.
Reward students for staying on task.
Since you’re only asking your students to give a short ten minutes of concentration time during this warm up activity, you should expect them to be on task the whole time. An easy way to reward students for being focused during the entire time is to allow them to color the pictures on their page at the end of the warm up. The few minutes that they will take to color pictures is plenty of time for you to sit with one or two students who need extra (one-on-one) practice time with you.
Using these pages as ASSESSMENTS:
The pages titled “teacher’s copy” can be placed in a binder. I put each page in a plastic protector in order to keep them nice and clean when students use them. Photocopy the page with “name and date” so that you have one per student. Hand the student your teacher copy and fill in the student’s copy as he/she reads the sounds. Record your students’ score on your sheet before sending each student’s assessment home.
Phonics sounds included in this resource may not match your curriculum.
Not all districts/schools/teachers teach phonics sounds in the same way. That’s okay. Our end goal is all the same: we want our students to learn to read. If any of these pages don’t work for you (ex: you may not teach the sounds dge and tch with digraphs), I have included EDITABLE PAGES so that you can easily create your own.
Are you looking to save paper and make this a DIGITAL activity for iPads/tablets? No problem!
In the zip file, you will find a file named “Word Families_Paperless”. Instructions are included to help you find the best way to share the file with your students' devices. Once you have shared the file with your students, they can read the pages in any free PDF reader app!
In this resource, you will get:
- 30 reading warm-ups
- 30 assessment pages + 30 teacher copies
- EDITABLE pages to create your own!
- 30 DIGITAL reading warm-ups (instructions included)
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