Discussion in 'Third Grade' started by 1234, Jan 15, 2011.
Jan 15, 2011
I want to go over fluency. Any pages to use?
Readers' Theater or a Poetry Cafe
Try reading a story or poem to the child with no fluency and then read the same story with fluency and expression. Ask the children which story the prefer and why. Be sure not to show them the cover or the pictures while reading until the end.
Jan 16, 2011
For fluency, having the students reread is one of the most effective things that you can do.
I also have a cute fluency station from Lakeshore that has a spinner with different emotions. They spin it and then read it "sad" or "surprised". I also like to videotape the kids reading, we put it on the smartboard and talk about what we could do to make it more interesting.
I love the idea of giving the emotion to read something with, it would be very interesting to hear!
Here is the link to the station from Lakeshore:
Classroom fluency station
The kids love it (especially if I videotape them using it). After I demonstrated it at a staff meeting, we had about three other classrooms order it. One thing that I want to emphasize is that you can make almost everything in this kit instead of buying it (I was lucky enough to get mine through donorschoose.org). My kids also love the microphone for the interviews. I found some plastic ones at the dollar tree 6 for $1 (I think they were Rock band party favors). They will run around reading anything in the room with the microphone, acting like they are performing!
Awww! How very cute!
Jan 17, 2011
That fluency station is adorable!
My fluency practice is much more boring-- students read a science or social studies-related passage to me on Monday and I time them and we graph words correct per minute. They practice throughout the week and time them again on Friday, and see how much they improved. I really need to train them to time themselves! as it takes up a good chunk of my time. But I guess they would not know if they got words incorrect. I wish I had an aide that could help with it.
I wasn't sure exactly what you needed, so I found this page with lots of resources that might help...it is one long URL
Phrases taken out of books and such are useful too.
Jan 18, 2011
Any charts that show how many word per minute a third grader should be reading at?
I have a couple charts at school, but we have a snow day today.
I know that my second graders are supposed to be at 82 WPM at the end of the month. However, it can vary greatly depending on what resource you get your chart from!
Apr 13, 2011
Try Flash Fluency 10 -10 - 10. It's set up in different levels for different abilities and it's free. I teacher upper grades and my "big" kids love it and at the same time they are improving their fluency and exposure to some key academic terms.
Apr 25, 2011
I've been using FF
I've been using flash fluency with my kids. So far, very fun. The management isn't very bad at all, but I do see some areas that I can change for next year. I like the words on the lists and how kids can move at their own pace. Very very motivating for my kids so far....I highly reccomend it.:thumb:
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