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Fluency Does Not Equal Fast

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This lesson will help our children understand that fluency is more about comprehension, phrasing, and expression than it is speed. 

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Teach and Review this Lesson All Year

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This lesson is one we review at least every other week throughout the year. Find out what it is and do it today!

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Online Sight-Word Practice

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Here are a few websites you've shared with us that provide students with ways to practice high-frequency words online. 

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The Interactive CAFE Menu

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This is one of the most helpful resources on our website.

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Fun with Sight Words, Part 1 of 2

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Here's a collection of sight word activities designed to make your students smile as they are learning their sight words.

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Rehearse–Rewind–Reflect

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Discussing fluency and the importance of practice before speaking in front of an audience. 

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Read Appropriate Level Texts that are a "Good Fit"–Assessment

Assessment

The following guide will help teachers assess student performance of the strategy.

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Flip the Sound and an Open-Ended Question with Jon Klassen Books

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We are strong believers in using picture books with all ages. Here's an example of how Jon Klassen's books about missing hats led to deeper thinking and an interesting conversation.

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Tracking the Words

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Tracking the words with a finger is an important skill for new and struggling readers. When they are ready, this helpful tool will help them transition from using a finger to tracking with their eyes only.

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Fluency, It is More Than Just Speed

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Regardless of the grade we teach, we always have students who need to work on fluency. This lesson is simple and effective whether done whole group, small group, or during a one-on-one conference.

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Adjusting Reading Rate: Small Group Work

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In this video, Christie emphasizes the importance of adjusting reading rate to her fourth graders. She emphasizes the importance of the strategy in helping to boost comprehension as well as fluency.

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Fluency Needs

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Once you've committed to moving from guided leveled groups to strategy focused groups, it can be hard to know how to begin. After determining that a portion of the students need help with fluency and moving beyond robotic reading, Gail and Joan get ready to assist in this second grade class.

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Fluency Conference Debrief

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Gail, Joan, and Jacqueline have a quick chat about the fluency conference we watched last week.

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Expanding Sight Word Vocabulary

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Here are activities to help a student build his or her sight word vocabulary.

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Library Lion By Michelle Knudsen

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We are always looking for a book that models what we are teaching students. Thank you Trish, for introducing us to this voracious lion.

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Fluency–Back Up and Reread

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In this video, Kelly reviews Chloe's reading goal of fluency and the strategy back up and reread.

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