To help develop independent readers, we need to make sure our students are able to identify books they can read independently. Teaching students to pick "just right" books helps them develop reading fluency by reading books at their level.
Reading is so much more than just following words on a page—it's about deriving meaning from the text! Have your students read independently, and then check for comprehension by having them draw and write about their favorite parts.
Fluent readers are able to derive meaning from the text and make connections! Have your students read independently, and then check for comprehension by having them share how it connects to other books they've read.
Learning how to figure out the trickier words is an essential tool for readers of all levels. This fun worksheet helps students practice using context clues and pictures to decode tricky words and improve their reading fluency skills.
As students read independently, they’ll run into words they have trouble decoding. Have your kids cut out these fun “tricky word” bookmarks to help them to recognize and record these words so that they can practice decoding them!
Help students prepare for reader’s workshop by picking books to read independently. Students will choose three books that look appealing and read one page. If there are five or less words that are tricky to read, they've found a book that is just right!
As students learn to read independently, they’ll undoubtedly run into words they have trouble decoding. This worksheet helps students to reflect on the tricky words they run into and how they can decode them.
Reading fluency is so much more than just following words on a page—it's about finding meaning and making connections! Have your students read independently, and then check for comprehension by having them share about how it connects to their own lives.