I have been getting many questions about how I run my fluency classroom since the release of my Zoofluency and my Winter Animals Fluency!
This is how I run it in my class.
If you have any tips I haven't included, I would LOVE to hear them!
When I do my fluency, I run it during small group. This way, I know that the other students not working with me are on task and engaged with work.
My small groups are split up into leveled groups. I used colored manila folders for each kid and kept their graphs and stories in the folders. Another option is to use colored binders for each group.
One time only, you will need to print:
-Student binder covers (if you choose binders or manila folders)
Each week, you will need:
-ONE student version in a page protector or laminated
-Class set of Teacher Version so you can do the fluency codes for each kiddo
-Comprehension questions for each student
*Tip- Put the comprehension question on the BACK of the story so that they can prove where they found their answer by highlighting. Text evidence is a very important skill.**
**Rotate between Fiction Stories and Nonfiction stories every other week,
unless you are focusing on a nonfiction unit or a fiction unit and the passages match your unit. **
Before students are exposed to practicing the text, get their score as a 'cold read' so that they can see their growth by the end of the week.
**I only graph their first and last read on this graph.**
Their mid-week reads can be recorded on the teacher copy of the story.
BUT DON'T FORGET!!
Fluency doesn't only have to be used during hot reads and cold reads.
I make sure that my students have a daily center focused on fluency!
Here are fluency packs for your classroom!