‰¥þRun Away With
It is important for children to improve the fluency in order
to become good readers. Fluent readers recognize words automatically. A
reader can read with expression and the words flow well together. This
is to help students become more fluent readers. They will do this
Chart Paper- ‰¥þSit on the floor‰¥ÿ
Book- The Runaway
Stopwatch for partners
1. Explain to students the importance
of reading fluently, and what it is. Give examples, by reading aloud to
class what a non-fluent reader reads like, and what a fluent reader
Ex. ‰¥þS‰¥Ïs.i.t onn the
ff‰¥Ïlloorrr‰¥ÿ (read slowly and choppy= non-fluent
‰¥þSit of the floor!‰¥ÿ (read smoothly and with
expression= fluent reader).
to the students that the more often they read, that they will begin to
recognize words more automatically. They can reread the sentence to
improve fluency in their reading.
2. The teacher will introduce the book
The Runaway Bunny through a book talk. ‰¥þThere
was a little bunny who wanted
to run away from his mother. His mother wouldn‰¥út let this
said she would run after him. So little bunny said if she did then he
turn into a fish. Mother bunny said, ‰¥þIf you become a fish
in a trout
will become a fisherman and I will fish for you.‰¥ÿ Bunny
many more things, and his mother won‰¥út give up. Will bunny
will he turn into next? Help me read to find out.‰¥ÿ
3. The teacher will pair the
students up and
let one student read the book first, while the other one listens. Then
partner will read the book back to them.
4. Now the partners can take turns and
use the stop watch to time one another while reading the book. They can
read the book for one minute, and the partner who is timing the
keep count of how many words the reader is reading correctly. They will
to reread like this three times trying to read more fluently each time.
5. The students will be asked to hand
in the recordings of their reading at the end of this time period.
6. The assessment will be done by
checking the student‰¥ús fluency papers that they have
an increase in fluency and the words read correctly.
Brown, Margaret W. The Runaway Bunny. Harper Collins