Welcome! One year ago today, a group of teacher-bloggers launched the website Adventures in Literacy Land to share tips and tools for effective literacy instruction.
In honor of reaching our first full year of blogging together we are hosting a Winter Wonders Blog Hop and Birthday Celebration. Join us, if you will, to read a short post by each author, download a free literacy resource, and enter a raffle for a chance to win a Barnes and Nobles gift certificate.
We’ve had so many exciting posts, filled with useful strategies and tips to make your literacy time more effective. Which post has stood out in your mind over the past year?
Today I’m sharing fluency tips. I love using choral reads and poetry together as a fluency builder and really helps to boost reading confidence.
“It can provide less skilled readers the opportunity to practice and receive support before being required to read on their own.
It provides a model for fluent reading as students listen.
It helps improve the ability to read sight words.”
The key to using poetry in a choral read is finding the right poems. Using poetry that has coded text (highlighted, underlined, different color font, italicized) can be one way. If you’re looking for ideas for books check out this collage of books I’ve used with my own students over the years. The text in each book has been clearly coded for young readers, so they can easily decide who will read which part.