Fluency practice is embedded in the Common Core. Repeated reading is a research based strategy to improve fluency, but the passages in the AIMSweb and Dibels programs are long, boring and not related to the curriculum. Student avoid practice because the stories are not engaging.
This package contains information for the teacher on how to start a repeated reading program, a parent introductory letter, teacher and student data charts and nine practice passages that relate to the curriculum and are interesting for the students. The passages also review content area vocabulary, including solar energy, the three states of matter, elections, artifacts, physical and political maps, changes over time in farming and in transportation, soil, renewable energy, and butterflies -eggs to caterpillars.
Download the Preview File for a complete overview and one fluency sample. 4th and 5th grade packets are also available.
From Terry Mullenax