Fluency practice doesn’t need to be long, arduous or difficult – in just five to ten minutes – even as bell ringer time – fluency can be practiced each day. One doesn’t even need to purchase my Five Minutes to Fluency and Comprehension – (yes that was a shameless plug).
Here is what you need to do:
1. Choose a passage
2. Copy one per students
3. Have students skip count the words by line – MATH PRACTICE – bonus
4. Partner up and have students compare word counts
5. Set the timer
6. Read and record
Download a sample fluency pages and record sheets here. Note, this is Level 4. Shameless plug – you can purchase more of my fluency practice here: Five Minutes to Fluency and ComprehensionL Level 1.