Incorporate this 5 Minute Fluency Focus Sequence into your daily reading lessons to improve fluency and Social Emotional Learning skills!
This is the 5 minute fluency practice that I incorporate with students. Not only does it improve students' fluency, but it also supports students' social emotional learning skills by teaching students to take ownership over their learning by setting goals for themselves and graphing their progress.
Fluency refers to the reading of words quickly and accurately. And research has shown that skilled word level reading is the gateway to fluency.
If fluency related issues are connected to deficits in decoding, instruction should target phonics. If fluency is impaired by rate and accuracy, instruction should target automaticity in application of skills.
The largest factor that determines a student's fluency is the size of his or her vocabulary. So fluency instruction should be directed towards building a student's sight vocabulary. These words can be either phonetically regular or irregular, but the point is for students to be able to instantly read them because they are that familiar.
Simple exposure to words and reading practice boosts sight vocabulary of typical readers!
So here is the 5 Minute Fluency Sequence!
This 5 Minute Fluency Focus Sequence can be incorporated into your daily reading lessons.
Just align your practice passages to learned sight word vocabulary and with, exposure and practice using this sequence, watch student fluency improve!
Social Emotional Learning Component:
Social Emotional Learning: Have students set goals for their fluency! This improves Self Awareness, Self Management, and Responsible Decision-Making skills! Students are able to make more prosocial choices for their own academic learning due to improved goal directed behaviors!
By Miss Rae