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English Language Arts Grade 4
Reading: Foundational Skills Standard 4 b.
1 class periods of 15 minutes each
The students will reread familiar text to develop fluency. They will practice reading with accuracy, speed, and appropriate intonation.
Teachers should be familiar with teaching fluency and what fluency includes (speed, accuracy, intonation), and also familiar with how to use a Timed Reading Chart.
This teaching strategy uses auditory modeling, timed self-assessments, and partner feedback to motivate students. It can be adapted by having students practice reading independently with an audiotape or do unassisted repeated readings, with partners providing word-identification help, feedback and encouragement. Partners need not be reading at the same level, or practicing their oral reading with the same passage.
Prior to lesson students should have been taught in guided practice what fluency is and how to use the graphs and tape player.
The ability to read at a selected target rate. The goal for the 4th Grade Core is 120-150 WPM.
This activity could also be used at home.
Use the Timed Reading Chart and the passage to evaluate student's progress.
This lesson is adapted from the "Teaching Reading Source Book" written by Honig, Diamond, and Gutlohn.