Jan 6, 2015

A Winter Wonders Celebration


January has hit.  It means a couple of different things to me.

1.  It marks the ONE YEAR anniversary of Adventures in Literacy Land. Time has flown by and I have really enjoyed being part of such a strong literacy community.  I have learned so much.

2. It is mid-year for my firsties.  Things start to really click at this time of year and fluency becomes more of a focus for us.
What better way to celebrate both of these milestones than through a Winter Wonders Blog Hop!


There are so many ways to integrate fluency practice into your daily schedule.  Some things that you can do to work on fluency include:

*repeated readings
*poetry
*reading phrases
*buddy reading
*listening to a fluent reader
*listening centers

But some struggling students need even more.  I have found that some students struggle with fluency because they still have not mastered the high frequency words.

I wanted to combine some of these fluency strategies into one lesson (because I know our time is always limited!) And we are going to call it a 2-Way Fluency Scoot.

During this game students will buddy read, listen to others, read phrases, and read high frequency words repeatedly.  Students will read "growing sentences" to each other in the form of a SCOOT game!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fluency-Scoot-Winter-Wonders-Freebie-1634633

The way these sentences are set up students should be able to read the text fluently by the time they get to very bottom of the page.
Students record this type of activity by evaluating the fluency.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fluency-Scoot-Winter-Wonders-Freebie-1634633
Please click on either image above to grab this freebie!  I hope this game can help to work on fluency in your classroom this winter!

If you would like to find out about the other winter activities we will be doing this year you can follow us on bloglovin'!

Head on over to your next stop and find out what Winter Wonder Erin from I'm Lovin' Lit has in store for you!
http://imlovinlit.blogspot.com/




8 comments:

  1. I think this could be really useful for some of my struggling readers, helping them to build fluency and read that final sentence with expression - thank you!
    Growing Little Learners

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  2. Students love playing Scoot games! What a great way to practice fluency and get students up and moving!

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  3. I love that the little assessment checklists that help the kids be responsible for their learning! Thanks, as always, for sharing such authentic and practical ideas for improving my reading instruction!
    ~Jennifer

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  4. What a great idea! I think my kiddos would love this. Looking forward to downloading and giving it a try :)

    Amanda
    A Very Curious Class

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  5. Thank you! Love this fluency freebie and I love the checklist!
    Bex
    Reading and Writing Redhead

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  6. Thank you so much for this. I downloaded it last night and played it with my kids today as I have some lower students who really need to practice fluency. I had two activities to do with my students in small group, but each group asked if they could read those fluency sheets again! That's a definite success!! I went to your TpT store and put your other set on my wish list. Please let me know if you make more seasonal fluency reads as I want them. I haven't seen my kids this excited in ages. They LOVED them--did I already say that?! :)

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    1. Shannon,
      Thank you so much for your kind words. They came at just the right time!! I would love to make more fluency SCOOTS since your students enjoyed them so much! Thank you for the inspiration. I am very grateful.
      Em

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