I have about half my class who are below grade level in their reading due to accuracy. We use DIBELS, and the middle of the year goal is 96% accuracy. We are asked to focus on accuracy before moving on to anything else, but I have about 10 students who are just stuck. When they read, they make "silly" errors: leaving off word endings, skipping small words, making plurals into singular, etc. If I have them re-read a sentence or a word they can correct themselves no problem, but when they test they go along and make these errors again (and don't self-correct). Some of these students are high ELLs. I've been providing lots of practice and feedback, done things like unison read and read-repeat, even tried to make it a game where they "battle" me and do damage for every word read correctly to help motivate them to be careful, but they just keep making the same mistakes! The school is looking at why my students aren't improving (some of them got WORSE in their accuracy from the beginning of the year), and I am out of ideas to help them. Part of me wonders if I should find something to help them focus on just ONE word at a time (something that blocks out the rest of the words), but I don't know where to find this or if it would work. My principal suggests phonics instruction, but the kids I'm talking about can decode fine if they are asked the word in isolation or asked to re-read. I tried searching the net, but most of what I can find seem to be people helping with little math errors or with phonics errors. Either that or they just say to do repeated readings, which I've already been doing. I asked my team what they do, and it's exactly the same as I've been doing. Any ideas?