Materials: cardstock, gift bag
Directions: Click here (Adobe Acrobat (pdf) file, 199 KB) to download the fluency activities. Print them on cardstock. Place them in a gift bag and let children select one. Use that style for rereading big books, charts, poems, etc. According to research, it is important to reread the same selection three or four times. With these cards, it will be exciting to “change voices” and do repeated readings.
Place a mirror in your classroom library so children can look at themselves as they reread. A phonics phone made out of PVC pipe or a tape recorder can also be used to improve fluency.