Hi everyone! I’m SO excited and proud to be a part of this brilliant blog hop with so many of my wonderful bloggy friends! I can’t believe all of the genius ideas everyone is sharing.
I’m going to share a quick, easy, and effective fluency strategy with you! You can use this little tip and trick during small group reading or one-on-one reading with your students.
All you need is a Post-It note, a book, and a little reader!
Follow these three steps to fold the Post-It Note: (Fold it in half, then fold it in half again.)
Now, position the sticky note in front of the word the child is about to read. Push the sticky note slowly across the line of text, so that your little one must now “push” his or her eyes forward, across the page.
This little trick forces the reader’s eyes to move forward at a smooth, quick pace. You can adjust the speed of how fast you move the sticky note across the page to match the reader’s needs. I start off slowly. My students quickly understand what my intentions are. They know I want them to read fluently and continuously track the text forward. On a new reread of the text, I push the sticky note a bit faster. My advice is not to use this trick during a cold read but rather on a hot read or a “reread.”
As your reader continues to practice reading with the sticky note, you can pass the sticky note to the child and he or she can take ownership of the sticky note to monitor his own reading rate and smoothness.
This is a GREAT little activity to show parents at parent-teacher conferences. It’s an easy, cheap, and simple way for them to assist in their child’s fluency at home during nightly reading. 🙂
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Thanks for stopping by! -Christina 🙂
Excellent recommendation! Easy to incorporate into guided reading any day of the week.
I agree! I have several kiddos who need to work on fluency! Thanks for the tip!
Second Grade is Out of This World!
Thanks for the tip! Perfect to implement during guided reading. 🙂
I'm using this tip tomorrow. THanks!
A Classroom Full of Smiles
Great idea! I hadn't thought of using Post It notes to do this. So easy!
Conversations in Literacy
Great tip for my readers struggling with fluency! I will surely be trying this!
Seconds at the Beach
Great idea to use Post its! I've used blank flashcards and other random papers, but lose track of them. SInce I have sticky notes ALL OVER THE PLACE I'm switching over. Thank you!!!
Will definitely try this! Thanks for the bright idea!
Teaching With Love and Laughter
Great tip for fluency!! Thank you for sharing this!
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