Being a fluent reader is having the ability to read text quickly and
accurately. Becoming a fluent reader leads to appropriate comprehension
and allows the reader to recognize words automatically. In order to
build fluency, a reader must have the opportunity to read over again
and again. This lesson plan will provide that opportinity for children.
-Book: Pat's Jam
-Word Cards: nove, pone, controve, persite, oppone,
-Frogs for making progress
-Markers for children's name and time
1. Introduce fluency to children. Explain success
that comes with becoming a fluent reader: easiness, accuracy, good
2. Go over word cards. Allow each child the
opportunity of trying to read each word. Continue to do this so each
child is able to read the majority of the words.
3. Model fluency by reading two sentences. The Frog jump over two leap pads
Read the sentences using broken up reading and the second time read it
with fluency. This will illustrate to their ears the difference between
being fluent and not being fluent.
4. Pass out book to each student. Read it aloud once
and then give child the opportunity to read it aloud individually.
Time each child individually. According to the child's time after
reading the text, he or she will write their name on their frog's tummy
and place it on the appropriate leap pad. The children will be able to
move to their frogs as they progress.
Cushman, Shelia. Pat's Jam
Educational Insights: Carson, CA. 1990.