By: Shannon Alexander
Rationale: Fluent readers recognize words
When words are recognized automatically reading becomes smoother,
reading has more expression. Fluency is very important for reading
their fluency is faster then they do not spend all of their on decoding
Students will be able to comprehend the text better if they have good
in reading. In this lesson I will be working on the
their speed in reading.
- Dry erase board
- Dry erase marker
- Red Gets Fed by Shelia Cushman for each student
- A laminated Road Runner for each
- A road with numbers by fives for each
student to graph their own progress
- A timer for each pair of students
- First write on the board, the dog is
going to run in the street. Class, today we will be working on a skill
called fluency. Fluency helps people to read faster, smoother, and with
better expression. But in order to become fluent reader we all need to
practice a lot. So now I will read a sentence on the board to all of
you without being fluent and you can tell me if it sounds good or not.
Th-e d-o-g is go-ing t-o r-un in th-e st-ree-t. Did that sound okay to
you? It didn‰¥út, well was it kind of hard to understand? It
well now I will read the sentence fluently for you. (point to each word
as you read) The dog is going to run in the street. How many of you
were able to understand that better? A lot of you were. Well, do we all
see how important reading fluently is? Okay, good. Sometimes when we
read, we come to a hard word. When that happens remember to use your
cover up critter, or to cross check by reading the rest of the
sentence, or remember to pick out the vowel sound first and then put
the word together from beginning to end.
- Today we are going to read a book
called Red Gets Fed. In this book Med has a pet dog
named Red. Red is hungry and wants Meg to give him some food. Will Red
get his food? We will have to read to find out.
- Allow all of the kids to read the book
to themselves first. Now we are going to something called quick reads.
We will read for one minute and then count the words that we read in
that minute. Then we will move our Road Runner to that number on our
road. We are trying to get to the end of the road. Model all of this
for the students by setting a timer for a minute and then moving your
Road Runner to the right number of words you read.
- Now put the students in pairs. One
person will read while their partner times them for a minute. This will
be done three times for each person.
Assessment: Assess the students by recording their
times and comparing them with their last times. The students should
words read by the last reading that they do.
Kimberly Barton. Speedy Gonzalez Reading.
Holly Kilgore. Boogity, Boogity,
Bruce Murray. Developing Reading Fluency.
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