Ready, Set, Let’s Read!!
Rationale: In order for a child to read fluently he or she should be able to read faster and smoother than when they first started to read.
1. Introduction of why fluency is important while you read.
students know that it is important to reread a text to help their
comprehension. “Today, we are going to learn how to read
This means that you will learn to read words smoother and faster. When
read with expression, smoothly, or faster, they are fluent. (Model how
these terms would apply to their reading). We are going to read the
three times so that we can learn how to be fluent readers on our
Sometimes you may not know all the words in your book. If this
you can either read the rest of the sentence, or use the “cover up”
figure out the word as you sound it out. You use the
method by putting one finger over a word that you don’t know and he
the your finger with each letter you figure out.”
2. Model reading with fluency. Explain: I am going to read you a sentence without fluency. (Write on the board: The dog ran up a hill.) Read: The d-o-g r-a-n u-p the h-i-ll. Now read the sentence as a fluent reader: The dog ran up the hill. Ask: Do you understand the difference between reading with fluency and reading without fluency? Now, listen as I read the sentence again. The dog ran up the hill. I read the sentence faster this time because it was not the first time I had read these words. The other times I read gave me practice and helped me read the sentence fluently this time.
3. I will do a book talk: "In the book, What will the seal eat?, the seal is very hungry and has a hard time picking out what to eat. He doesn't really like human food. What will he eat? Okay, you have to read the book to find out. When we read this book we are going to see how fluent we can read it. This means we want out words to be automatic and smooth.”
Assessment: For assessment I will take up the reading logs and the charts. I will review each students work. I will pay close attention to see how much each student has increased in fluency throughout the lesson. I will ask each student comprehension questions to see if they were able to comprehend the book correctly. This will make me see who is able to comprehend correctly. I will also look to see if any students need individual help. I will also take my notes from group observations during my assessment. Weekly students should be checked for progress.
Go, Speed Reader! Go by Manning, Marie
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