If you or your school system use Six Minute Solution, you NEED this resource!
I truly love this program and fully believe it improves my students' fluency and comprehension. However, I struggled with making sure it only lasted 6 minutes each day. My students would linger during transitions or they wouldn't be prepared to move on. This wound up making "Six" Minute Solution more like "Twenty" Minute Solution..... this is not effective! I also found that some of my students had no idea what to talk about from day to day during their conference time. Conferencing is such a big piece of this program, so I knew I needed to do something.
I created this PowerPoint to hold me and my students accountable for keeping time. Once students begin reading in partners, each slide is timed (see below) to progress them along:
Student #1 reads - 1 minute
Conference - 1 minute
Transition time - 10 seconds
Student #2 reads - 1 minute
Conference - 1 minute
Track your fluency - 1 minute
Clean up - 1 minute
I also created this PowerPoint to provide my students with specific fluency skills to focus on while reading and conferencing. Slides display the overall fluency skill with specific guiding questions and reminders.
Implementing this PowerPoint has transformed my Six Minute Solution time each day, and I know it can transform yours too! My students have meaningful conversations, look forward to improving their reading fluency skills, and now I can truly say it only takes SIX MINUTES! :)
Note: This presentation is also 100% EDITABLE.
**What is The Six-Minute Solution?**
The Six-Minute Solution: A Reading Fluency Program is a fast, fun, research-based way to increase fluency. In same-level pairs, students do repeated readings of one-minute nonfiction passages as their partners note the number of words read correctly—an effective peer-monitoring and feedback system that keeps students motivated and on task. The Six-Minute Solution builds students' reading fluency—essential for text comprehension—and is a valuable complement to any reading curriculum or as an intervention program.
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