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  • 1. FLUENCY How you can use different strategies to increase your students’ fluency
  • 2. WHAT IS FLUENCY?
    • Rate---how fast---not too slow; not too fast
    • Accuracy---how correctly the words are said
    • Prosody---expression; smoothness
  • 3. WHY SHOULD I BE CONCERNED ABOUT FLUENCY?
  • 4. INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES
  • 5. READ ALOUD
    • Students need to hear how a good reader reads fluently
    • Teacher led read alouds using great expression show proper fluency
    • Students have a role model on how they should read
  • 6. -- BUDDY OR STUDENT-TEACHER READING
    • Working in guided reading groups, one on one tutoring sessions, or buddy/partner readings also models fluent reading for students
    • Students can also increase their accuracy by pairing students with higher functioning readers or with a tutor/teacher
    • Echo reading also allows students to hear the text read by a teacher and then allows them to try it on their own
  • 7. REPEATED READINGS
    • Repeated readings of familiar text allows students to become more accurate and more speedy
    • Younger students can re-read the same story repeatedly
    • Repeated readings can also be used to graph progress of fluency rate
  • 8. SIX MINUTE FLUENCY SOLUTION
    • Minute 1: Students gather materials & go to their assigned location
    • Minute 2: Partner 1 reads & Partner 2 monitors
    • Minute 3: Peer conference & graphing
    • Minute 4: Partner 2 reads & Partner 1 monitors
    • Minute 5: Peer conference & graphing
    • Minute 6: Materials are put away
    • Program from Sopris-West
    • How It Works
  • 9. SIX MINUTE FLUENCY COMPARISON
    • Only takes a few minutes
    • Students are self-directed
    • Based on students’ independent reading level—program provides multiple levels
    • Graphing provides monitoring progress
    • RTI approved intervention
    • Nonfiction text-exposes new content information
    • Students may be inaccurate in peer monitoring & graphing
    • Teachers must be flexible in grouping due to levels, number of students, absences
    • Nonfiction—does not lend itself to students practicing reading with expression
    • Pros
    • Cons
  • 10. WORD LISTS
    • Repeated readings of word lists are also helpful with younger students or struggling readers
    • High Frequency words or Word family lists
    • Chunking—repeated readings of familiar, common phrases students see in their daily reading
    • Games & Centers can be created to practice these words or phrases
    • http://www.fcrr.org/Curriculum/studentCenterActivities23.shtm
  • 11. READER’S THEATRE
    • Scripts/plays that allow students to practice prosody well
    • Can be as simple or extravagant as the teacher chooses---simply read script from desks to acting out the play with props and costumes
    • www.readingatoz.com
    • www.edhelper.com
    • http://www.aaronshep.com/rt/index.html
    • http://www.teachingheart.net/readerstheater.htm
    • http://www.storiestogrowby.com/script.html
  • 12. UNIQUE SCRIPTED READINGS
    • Call and Response
    • Choral Readings
    • Script for Two Voices
  • 13. POETRY
    • Repeated reading of poetry suggested by IRA states that students can read the same poem to different people repeatedly---Poem in Your Pocket
    • Memorization of Poems for advanced readers can help with students accuracy and expression
    • Develop Reading Fluency Using Poetry by Teacher Created Resources
  • 14. FLUENCY IS WORTHWHILE
    • Fluency activities will make a difference in your students’ daily readings and assessments
    • Fluency is a key building block to help students achieve good comprehension and to help students enjoy reading