The bridge to reading comprehension
- One of the 5 components of effective reading instruction
- Bridges the gap between decoding and comprehension
- Requires explicit instruction and many authentic reading and writing opportunities
- Fluency has three main parts, which include the ability to read:
- Accurately-A student is said to be fluent when they know at least 95% of the words
- Quickly-About 90 WPM by 3rd grade
- With expression/prosody-Students use their voices to add meaning to words
You could make something similar for your classroom
For all you visual learners
A handy tool for students to use in a literacy station
Teach word-identification strategies
Resources for you!
http://teacher.scholastic.com/products/fluencyformula/fluency.htm Scholastic Fluency Formula kits and information
http://ideas.time.com/2012/09/26/why-third-grade-is-so-important-the-matthew-effect/ Time Magazine Article on The Matthew Effect
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/article/5-surefire-strategies-developing-reading-fluency Scholastic Article with Strategies
http://www.k12reader.com/ Reading comprehension sheets, Dolch word list, Fry word lists, all free. This site is great. I used a comprehension sheet for my tutoring student.
http://www.thebestclass.org/rtscripts.html Reader’s Theatre Scripts
Poetry Books for Repeated and Phrased Readings
- The Random House Book of Poetry for Children, selected by Jack Prelutsky (Random House, 2000).
- Sing a Song of Popcorn: Every Child's Book of Poems, selected by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers, Eva Moore, Mary M. White, and Jan Carr (Scholastic, 1988).
- Treasure Chest of Poetry, by Bill Martin, Jr., with John Archambault and Peggy Brogan (DLM Teaching Resources, 1986).
- The 20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury, selected by Jack Prelutsky (Knopf, 1999).