Students will become fluent readers. Children need to learn how to read faster, smoother, and more expressively. Students will be able to work on their reading fluency through repeated and dyad reading. Rereading text will help students learn to read more words per minute. By working with partners, students may learn new decoding skills and will receive more practice reading. The more students read, the more their reading skills will improve.
- One stopwatch per twp students
- Worksheet with race track one it, one per student
- Race car game pieces
- Card with sentences on them for practice
- Copy of Go Dog Go, by Dr. Seuss
1. Introduce the lesson by explaining the concept of cross-checking. Give an example of a sentence read the wrong way such as "Did you like which movie?." "Did that sentence make any sense? No it did not, the sentence should say, "Did you like the movie”? Now you read is to make sure that the sentence makes sense when it’s read aloud. Next tell the students that being able to read fluently is enjoyable and that today we are going to work on becoming fluent readers.
- I will observe each group of students by walking around and listening to their fluency develop with the repeated readings. I will look at the charts to see if they are improving their times. I will also allow students more time to practice reading silently. At the end of the day just before they are about to go home I will allow the children to check out a book from the classroom with me and carry it home with them to read by themselves or with a parent. This will be a way to get the parents involved with their child’s learning as well as motivate the child to learn. This book does not have to be on the child’s level. It can be any book that they would like to read. These books will be different than the books we use in our speed lessons. They will come from our classroom library.
Lloyd. Teaching Decoding in Holistic Classrooms.
Name of reader:________________
Check the list if the reader did the following:
Read most of
the words correct.
checked unknown words.
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