Do you ever want your students to KEEP READING instead of stopping when they reach the "1 minute mark" when practicing oral reading fluency for DIBELS benchmarks? BUT do you still want to know if they are reading at an acceptable rate? This calculator will help you know how long it should take your 1st - 5th graders to read an ENTIRE passage and still meet the DIBELS words per minute goal.
Do you also have students who are reading WAY TOO FAST because they think DIBELS is just a "race" to see who can read the most words in one minute? Then, this calculator is also for you! It give the ORF benchmarks for WINTER and SPRING for FIRST, SECOND, THIRD, FOURTH, and FIFTH GRADE, AND it gives a limit to SLOW DOWN your readers that are just too fast! I use it along with the fluency homework page that is also included. This is a great nightly fluency homework tool that helps your parents and students understand that fluency is MORE THAN JUST A NUMBER. It includes accuracy, automaticity, prosody, and phrasing practice each week.