Quick & Easy Fluency Practice

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This month's BRIGHT idea is one that I use all year round. It is also a great tool to use in any classroom and at any grade level.

I call it: Fluency Fun!

It is a quick and easy way to practice fluency with your students. Take a short text that the student is not familiar with. Read it aloud to the student. You will need to read it a little slower than usual for this activity. As you read, time yourself. Once the passage is complete, ask the student to read the same passage aloud, while trying to beat your time! Repeat this activity a few times. Always be sure to make the goal attainable for the student and always be sure to up the ante! 

Be sure to make it interesting!

You can give the student a sticker or small prize when he/she beats your time.
You can make an announcement and/or display his/her triumph!
You can choose funny passages and/or write funny passages with the student.

The possibilities are endless! Just have fun with it!
This little trick really DOES help improve fluency skills and the kiddies love it because it's competitive and fun and one-on-one with their favorite person at school: YOU!

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  1. How fun and motivating for students. I will try this with a few of my students this year. Thanks for sharing.

    Mrs, Rios Teaches Second Grade

  2. I always model but what a great motivator to do it first and have them beat your time! This would surely work with those kids with learning differences too - which I love!

    Jennifer from Simply Kinder

  3. LOVE this idea of challenging them to beat you!! My kids will love that!!


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