There are only a few weeks left in the school year to prepare our 1st graders for the rigors of 2nd grade.
How to best spend those precious weeks?
Target your instruction to their specific needs. Many 1st graders are already there with their fluency and are working on improving comprehension skills. But there are a few students still needing support with fluency and accuracy.
Repeated passage reading with focus on word attack, phrase reading and multiple timed-readings can help.
Grab these passages to support those readers:
Reduce the size of each and print two per page (see above example).
Give a first grader a highlighter and you have an engaged learner. It really doesn’t take much! We practice the reading in small group several times, highlight most of the targeted words, and then send home for more repeated practice. Students find even more targeted words at home (whatever the vowel sound is for that passage).
|Long Vowel Fluency Passages|
|Short Vowel Fluency Passages|
|Long and Short Vowel Fluency Passages BUNDLE|
For more information on teaching reading fluency, see also 5 Ways to Build Reading Fluency
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