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Greetings Parents and Educators (or both!) This is a repost from my old blog that I posted over the summer. I thought it would be helpful as you're planning accommodations for your struggling readers.


Over the summer I put out a question on my Facebook page www.facebook.com/TheReadingTutorOG about fluency intervention. I asked what teachers have used with their students and liked. I'd like to thank all those that commented on this topic!
I can't stress enough the importance of a good fluency intervention for your struggling readers. I've taught in a 3-5 building and saw many children that really needed this added component into their reading repertoire. Sadly, there were problems with implementation. I would hear things like,
1. This is "one more thing" to add onto my already busy teaching plate.
2. I don't have any training on how to use fluency intervention.
3. There's just no time.
4. Isn't there someone else to do this with the children that truly need it?
Every point listed above valid. Teachers are busy. Training is imperative for teacher "buy in" to ANY program. Our schedules are jam packed. It would be so helpful to have an extra pair of hands to help.
Instead of seeing as "one more thing", see fluency intervention as a key component to a child's reading success. The programs I will list below can be used in a station, during independent reading time, at a computer, or even in a small guided reading group. Once you have a fluency program up and running  at the beginning of a school year, things can run smoothly if you commit to being consistent with it. I've seen wonderful results with several of these programs. Good luck!
1. Read Naturally
I've used this program for many years and I love it. This is a research based program for improving fluency. I started out with the tapes and stories a long time ago. My students always enjoyed the stories and charting their progress. They have a wonderful online component and many teacher resources.
2. Great Leaps
Again, another fabulous, research-based program I used for many years. I especially loved the lessons on phrasing with this program. No tapes or CDS like Read Naturally, but there's plenty of high interest stories that can used in a brief practice session.
3. Quick Reads
I really like the informational text used in this program. It's research based and offers brief practice each day. Using science and social studies topics is especially appealing for struggling upper elementary readers, since the bulk of their reading becomes more content driven as they get older.
4. Reading A-Z fluency passages.
This is an online subscription-based reading program that has become very popular over the years. They offer an extensive list of leveled fluency passages. Since my school had a subscription to Reading A-Z, I found the fluency passages to be very helpful, and user friendly.
5. FCRR fluency lessons
Fluency aside, this website is a GOLDMINE. You will have to spend a little time hunting around, but it is well worth it. You can search for free fluency lessons by grade level, and tons of results will come up. The lessons come with EVERY printable you need in student friendly font.
I welcome your feedback on this topic. Thank you for reading, and please share away! :))

30 comments:

  1. My oldest son has/had a reading disability. I wish I had access to these resources when he was a kid, maybe I could have helped him,and he wouldn'thave quit school. I am passing this on to a young mother,so she can help her boy!!

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  2. Your blog and Facebook group provide excellent strategies for use with the struggling learners I work with! Thank you!

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  3. Your blog offers insightful and excellent reading strategies to use with a wide variety of learners!!!!
    Thanks so much.
    foxysexyroxy10@gmail.com

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    1. I found about your blog through Teacher Mom of 3 Facebook page.

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  4. I found your blog through TPT! Awesome stuff! :)

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  5. So happy to have found you through TPT! I am a new follower and I love your crab printable- thanks for sharing:)

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  6. Hi Emily! I love this post about fluency! I've used Reading A-Z's products before but I haven't heard of the others. I can't wait to explore their websites. I found your blog through FB:)

    Tara
    180 Days and Counting

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  7. I found your blog through the TPT forums! I love your blog design!

    - Katy

    First Grade Kate

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  8. I found about your blog through Teacher Mom of 3 Facebook page. wendy 1stgradefireworks@gmail.com
    1stgradefireworks

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  9. Thanks everyone! Please pass the word along! So glad you found me! :))
    -Emily

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  10. Thank you for all of your great posts! I enjoy the resources and ideas that you share!

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  11. Emily...gave a little advertisement on my page today. Hope the giveaway goes well.
    Carla
    Comprehension Connection

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  12. I found your blog through a FB post by Comprehension Connection. Thank you for posting the fluency info. dbednarsk@yahoo.com

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  13. I found your blog through a post by Comprehension Connection, a real life friend of mine! I also like your Facebook page!

    Andrea
    Reading Toward the Stars

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  14. So excited to be following you - I appreciate the fluency resources! Lorin

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  15. I found you through a Facebook post on comprehension connection. I am a new follower. Thanks for the fluency sites. becky_fraser@hflcsd.org

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  16. I found you through Teacher Mom of 3's blog.

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  17. Through facebook, Comprehension Connection shared your giveaway. My son is dyslexic and I have taught many through the years. EXCITED to find you!

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  18. Through facebook, Comprehension Connection shared your giveaway. My son is dyslexic and I have taught many through the years. EXCITED to find you!

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  19. I found you through the Teacher Mom of 3's blog as well! :)

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  20. Welcome new followers! I'm so glad to have you along! I look forward to sharing lots of resources with all of you!

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  21. I hope your Giveaway goes well! I'm putting a post on my Facebook page so maybe some more teachers will see it! :)
    Jillian

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    1. Thank you! What's your FB page called?

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  22. I found you through the TpT forum. I love your logo, it's cute!

    TeachingProducts

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  23. I excited to have found your blog and Facebook page since I am a reading interventionist!

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  24. I found you through a friends blog, The Rungs of Reading. I am not finding how to follow your blog though. Please let me know.

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    1. Hi Terry! You can follow me easily through Bloglovin. There's a heart button on this blog that will take you there!
      Thank you!!

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  25. I found you through the TpT seller's forum. Good luck with your giveaway and you blog.

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  26. Thanks everyone! Good luck in the giveaway! :))

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