Fluency

Discussion in 'Third Grade' started by 1234, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. 1234

    1234 Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2008
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jan 15, 2011

    I want to go over fluency. Any pages to use?
     
  2.  
  3. mopar

    mopar Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2010
    Messages:
    10,924
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jan 15, 2011

    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.
     
  4. UVAgrl928

    UVAgrl928 Habitué

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2008
    Messages:
    968
    Likes Received:
    0

    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.
     
  5. mopar

    mopar Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2010
    Messages:
    10,924
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jan 16, 2011

    I love the idea of giving the emotion to read something with, it would be very interesting to hear!
     
  6. UVAgrl928

    UVAgrl928 Habitué

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2008
    Messages:
    968
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jan 16, 2011

    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!
     
  7. mopar

    mopar Multitudinous

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2010
    Messages:
    10,924
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jan 16, 2011

    Awww! How very cute!
     
  8. thirdgradebuzz

    thirdgradebuzz Comrade

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2010
    Messages:
    405
    Likes Received:
    0

    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.
     
  9. cateste

    cateste Companion

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2008
    Messages:
    140
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jan 17, 2011

  10. TeacherApr

    TeacherApr Groupie

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2007
    Messages:
    1,256
    Likes Received:
    3

    Jan 17, 2011

    anything works!
    Phrases taken out of books and such are useful too.
     
  11. 1234

    1234 Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2008
    Messages:
    60
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jan 18, 2011

    Thanks.

    Any charts that show how many word per minute a third grader should be reading at?
     
  12. UVAgrl928

    UVAgrl928 Habitué

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2008
    Messages:
    968
    Likes Received:
    0

    Jan 18, 2011

    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!
     
  13. tnv

    tnv Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2011
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    0

    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.

    tnv
     
  14. sanjacteacher

    sanjacteacher Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2011
    Messages:
    34
    Likes Received:
    0

    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:
     

Share This Page

Members Online Now

  1. Ms.Holyoke,
  2. czacza,
  3. TrademarkTer
Total: 501 (members: 5, guests: 419, robots: 77)
test