"Getting Ready to
It is very important for children to improve their fluency in order to
good reader. By becoming a fluent reader
they are able to recognize words automatically. A fluent reader's words
well and they are able to read with expression. Through
this lesson, students will be able to
become fluent readers. In order to do this, we will do one-minute timed
Materials: Chart paper, and
pencil, time sheet for each
student, stopwatch for partners, Doc in
the Fog (Educational Insight)
Your Name:_________________ Your Partner's
1. I will begin by
explaining to the students the importance
of reading fluency. I will show an example of this by reading fluently
non-fluently. For example, as a fluent reader I will say, "I love to
(Making sure it is smooth, not choppy, and flows well.) Then I will
read it as
a non-fluent reader. "Iiiii l.oooo.ve to r.eeeea.d." (Making sure to
sound choppy and slow.) I will then
explain to the students that the more they practicing reading aloud
will develop into a fluent reader, as well as recognize words
2. I will then introduce
the book, Doc in the Fog with a book talk. "Doc is a
wizard that turns
things into different things. He taps the steam to see what it changes
Let's read to find out what happens."
3. I will then get the
students into pairs to read aloud to
one another. One student will read aloud first while the other follows
Then the second student will do the same.
4. Then I will have the
students stay in their pairs and time
each other while they read. They will time each other for one minute,
partner that is not reading will record the amount of words that the
correct. They will fill this information out on the time sheet, by
the amount of correct words each time they read. They will do this
each to help increase fluency.
5. They will then turn in
their recordings of their readings
Assessment: I will assess the
student's by checking their
recordings on the one-minute reads to see if fluency is increasing in
Doc in the Fog. .
Educational Insights 1990.
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