"On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!"
Growing Independency and Fluency
Rationale: after students become fluent readers, the develop better comprehension. Children need to focus on becoming fast and smooth readers. In the Adams book it says, “Skillful reading depends critically upon the speed and completeness with which words can be identified from the visual forms. (Adams 59).
Marker Racecar paper
Sentence Strips Sticky-tack
Stopwatch for each group Board with track (numbered 10-100)
Dogs At Work book for each group
1. Teacher will explain to students the importance of fluency and comprehension. Teacher will say, “Today we are going to learn about fluency, which means to read faster. With fluency, we will be able to better understand what we are reading. It will also be more fun to read!” Teacher will write the sentence, Willy hit a home run to win the game!” on the board.” "Now let's listen to how different this sentence can sound. I can say it like "W-i-ll-y h-i-t a h-o-me r-u-n to w-i-n the g-a-me."Or "Willy hit a home run to win the game!" Which do you think sound better? By being fluent, I can add expression the second time to show the excitement. Let's practice and see if we can read fluently and with expression!"
2. Teachers will separate students into groups of two. Each students will receive a piece of paper with the sentence, "I was surprised when it started to rain." Teacher will say, " I want each group member to take turns reading the sentence to their partner. Pay attention to the way you read the sentence the first time, then read the sentence six times. The will help you read faster and understand the sentence better. (Give students time.) Read the sentence to you partner again." After students are done, the teacher will ask, "Did you notice a difference between your first and last time reading the sentence? What makes it sound better? (Smoother and faster) Great job everyone!
Students will stay in the groups and be
given the book, Dogs At Work. Teacher
will introduce book saying, "This book is about dogs that have special dogs,
just like humans have dogs. Some even deal with criminals! Let's read and find
out what their job is!"
Assessment: Each student will come to the teacher and read Dogs At Work while being timed for one minute. They will present their information form their group, so the teacher can compare their words read with the current assessment. The teacher will record the new number on a racecar and allow the student to put their car on the board next to their other racecar from their group time to track their progress.
Dogs At Work
Pettus, Kasey. "Ready, Set, Read." http://auburn.edu/academic/education/reading_genie/connect/pettusgf.html