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Updated on November 6, 2014
Activities for improving reading fluency
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Reading Fluency Activities

On this page you'll find Reading fluency activities (both word decoding fluency and sentence fluency activities) to incorporate into your fluency lessons for your children or students .

We all know how important it is to be able to read fluently - smoothly, with expression and comprehension. Reading is a skill we use every day - road signs, instructions, subtitles on the TV, forms, emails, directories, TV guide, shop names - just to name a few.

One of the reasons I started homeschooling my children is that my son, Michael, is dyslexic. When he was taken out of school at the age of eight, he still had to sound out, letter by letter, even simple words. I had to find some way of building fluency. I have tried several different programs and strategies over the years. Some have been less successful than others. I have not found the magic pill to cure dyslexia but I have found some things which have substantially improved Michael's reading fluency to the point where, today, he reads for pleasure. I have included some of these activities on this page .

Table of Contents

My Favorite Fluency Activity

  • "Eyerobics"
  • Phonics Pathways

Fluency Activities For Word Decoding

  • Online Reading Games
  • More word games
  • Learn irregular words
  • 1) Using printed games
  • 2) Using a computer game
  • 3) Using a commercially produced game

Fluency Activities For Reading Sentences and More

  • Teach punctuation marks
  • Use a tracking bookmark
  • Reading together
  • 1) Fun poetry
  • 2) Read to your children
  • 3) Let someone else read to your children
  • 4) Readers' theater
  • Encourage your child to read, read, read!

My Favorite Fluency Activity

Fluency Activity: "Eyerobics"

One of the most effective fluency activities I used with Michael was eyerobics. Reading is easier if each word is broken down into syllables - not letters. The eye needs to be trained to quickly recognize syllables. Otherwise words may look like an i-n-c-o-m-p-r-e-h-e-n-s-i-b-l-y large string of letters. (Broken into syllables that word is:


Once my dyslexic son had learned his letters, his reading was very slow and laborious as he sounded out almost every letter of every word:

"C-A-T cat". One book which really helped his reading fluency was Phonics Pathways by Dolores G Hiskes. Dolores calls her system eyerobics - exercises which make your eyes stronger and more able to run smoothly from left to right across the words of a page.

The book uses a phonics approach and helps with word decoding. It starts with teaching the short vowel sounds followed by two letter blends - a consonant and a short vowel. (e.g. sa, se).

Next we get into real words. Read each sound and blend, working across the page. Blend the sounds together smoothly:





Here are some examples a little later in the book:



















But reading fluency is a lot more than simply being able to accurately decode words. Phonics Pathways also gives the child practice at reading phrases and sentences. Reading these words in sentences puts the words in context and offers plenty of opportunities for building fluency. Here are some sample sentences:

Ben jumps in his hot tub.

Gus went in his hot tub as well.

Ben felt mad.

Here are some later words, for once your eyes have mastered these easier words:













It important for your child to come to a point where he can accurately and automatically decode words. To accomplish this, Phonics Pathways has lists which may be read several times - from top to bottom, from left to right, diagonally, and/or randomly, until the child no longer hesitates on a word.

All in all we found Phonics Pathways to be an invaluable book for building fluency. Michael's reading has greatly improved and although he is no speed reader, he no longer needs to sound out words and he now reads to learn and also for pleasure.

Phonics Pathways

Fluency Activities - Phonics Pathways
Fluency Activities - Phonics Pathways

Phonics Pathways: Clear Steps to Easy Reading and Perfect Spelling

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Fluency Activities for Word Decoding

Play Games

Playing reading games with your children may help them develop necessary skills for reading fluently (phonics, blending, irregular words, build fluency, comprehension, homonyms, prefixes, suffixes, contractions etc) and a love of reading. And because they are having fun, they will not realize that they are doing "work".

Word Games

Word games are great fluency activities. Your child can be having fun while reinforcing what he has learned. Word games can help build a child's vocabulary and also help him to see letter patterns within words. Don't be afraid to make up your own rules for games either or to make up your own completely new activity using the tiles, cards or dice out of an existing game. When we played boggle, I would offer extra rewards for longer words so there would be more incentive to look for the 5-letter word. Maybe a reward could be offered for words which do not contain a short vowel sound or for words of more than one syllable.

I love the letter dice. You can play all sorts of games, even individually with them. For example, take a combination of letters that you are learning (eg "ea") and place two dice showing these letters in front of the child. Then give the child three other letter dice and get them to make as many real words as they can.


Make words by using the letters shown. 16 letters (4x4)


A portable, fast, fun word building game where you each construct your own crossword. Use several sets together for larger groups.

Quiddler Card Game
Quiddler Card Game

Play by yourself in a group to form words out of letter cards.

Learning Resources Snap It Up! Phonics & Reading Card Game
Learning Resources Snap It Up! Phonics & Reading Card Game

Try to make as many words as you can from a letter cards


Fluency Activities for Learning Irregular Words ("Sight" Words)

1) Using printed games

Much of English is phonetically decodable. But some of our "simplest" words are hard to decode (e.g. 'one', 'was', 'the', 'there'). To increase fluency with these words (and perhaps some of our other very common words e.g. 'in', 'and'), you could make flash cards. (IMPORTANT - Don't do this at the expense of learning phonics. Your children should be getting clues from the letters in the word and not just looking at the shape of the word etc. If he tries to learn whole words by sight, his reading will be severely hampered because there will be a limit on the number of "pictures" he will be able to remember.) The Dolch Word List is a good place to start. Here are some beautifully illustrated Dolch word lists. The Dolch Word List contains about 200 words which make up between 50 and 70 percent of our English written text. Here are some activities you could do for building fluency:

1) Run through flash cards and have your child read them. You can get Dolch word flashcards here: square cards - 6 per page or here: rectangular cards - 8 per page.

2) Play memory matching game (with two sets of cards).

3) Play snap (with two or more sets of cards).

4) Play bingo (Make your own grid of words for the board or have a duplicate set of cards and lay out 9 or 16 in a square).

5) Play printable games

2) using a computer game

Sight Words Buddy for Windows is a free downloadable program testing recognition of the Dolch sight words at 5 different levels. Enjoy!

3) Use a commercially produced game

Learning Resources Pop For Sight Words Game
Learning Resources Pop For Sight Words Game

This game consists of 92 sight words printed on the back of popcorn pieces. You pick a piece of popcorn out of the box and read the word on the back. You get to keep any pieces you read correctly. There are also 8 POP cards and if you pull one of those out, you have to put back all the popcorn you have collected. Adaptations suggested by customers:

1) Limit the number of popcorn pieces that you put in the box so your child can practice a smaller number of words over and over.

2) The POP card does not mean you put all your cards back in the box but that you bounce around the room like a piece of popping corn.

3) Allow the players to buy imaginary items with their pieces.

4) After reading the word, players then use that word in a sentence.

5) At the end of the game, try to use all your collected words in one sentence.


Fluency Activities for Reading Sentences and More

fluency lesson - punctuation marks
fluency lesson - punctuation marks

Fluency Lesson: Teaching Punctuation Marks

Being able to decode words or even read very quickly does not automatically mean that a student will be able to read fluently. Non-fluent readers will often read with an expressionless voice ignoring any punctuation marks. Often they will read until they run out of air before stopping to take a breath. Being able to break sentences into appropriate "chunks" (phrases) and varying the tone of voice will help the reader (and any listeners) to more easily comprehend what is being read. To help resolve this problem, teach your child the meaning of each punctuation mark:

1) comma - pause.

2) period - come to a full stop (maybe take a breath).

3) question mark - usually your voice goes up at the end of a question.

4) exclamation mark - use an excited or surprised voice.

Here are some fun books, with great illustrations, for children to read to show how using punctuation marks in different places can dramatically change the meaning of a sentence.

Twenty-Odd Ducks: Why, every punctuation mark counts!
Twenty-Odd Ducks: Why, every punctuation mark counts!

Here's an example. Can you see the difference between these?

"Do you know who came last night? Santa Claus," said my mom.


"Do you know who came last night?" Santa Claus said. "My mom."

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference!
Eats, Shoots & Leaves: Why, Commas Really Do Make a Difference!

Can you see the difference between these?

Look at that huge hot dog!


Look at that huge, hot dog!

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flower tracking bookmark to improve reading fluency
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plain tracking bookmark to improve reading fluency

Fluency Activity: Use a Tracking Bookmark

One of the simplest fluency activities is to make and use a tracking bookmark. Sometimes fluency problems are caused by poor visual tracking causing the reader to lose his position. This may be helped by using a tracking bookmark with a 1/8th inch black line on the long side.

Place the black line under your first line of text. As you read, move the bookmark down the page one line at a time so that the black line stays beneath the words you are reading.

On the right are some tracking bookmarks for you to print out to help improve reading fluency. Just click on the pictures to get full-sized versions.

Print the bookmark closest in size to the width of the page you're reading. You may find it easier on your eyes if you print the tracking bookmark on different colored card. Experiment to see which is the best color. If you find that the pictures are distracting it may be better for you to use the plain tracking bookmark.

Fluency Activity: Reading Together - 1) Fun poetry - a great idea for fluency lessons

Choose a book at the child's reading level. Poetry can be a lot of fun and lends itself particularly well to echo and choral reading.

  1. Read the book or poem aloud to your child several times with him following along with his eyes.
  2. Read the poem through line by line doing an echo read, where you read a line and your child then reads the same line.
  3. Choral read the poem together.
  4. Your child now reads the poem himself. He re-reads the same poem over again until he can read with good expression and at an acceptable pace. It can be fun and motivating for the child if you now record him reading the poem.

One of our favorite poets is Shel Silverstein. Who is your favorite? You can type the name of the poet in the search box and hit the go button to find books by your chosen poet.

2) Read to your children

We have all heard that it is good to read to your children. Besides developing interests in new topics, reading books to your children will show them how books 'work'. It will help children to expand their vocabulary, establish listening skills, build their memory, and help with their language skills, particularly if you read excellent books to them.

Beatrix Potter the Complete Tales (Peter Rabbit)
Beatrix Potter the Complete Tales (Peter Rabbit)

This was one of our favorite read aloud books when our children were younger.


3) Let someone else read to your children

Don't fret if you don't have the time to read to your children. Let someone else read to your children for you. Just listen to a story on CD. This is also a great fluency activity for the car.

Having the child read a printed copy of the story while listening to a recorded version (with excellent fluency and expression) would be a productive fluency lesson.

4) Readers' theater

Readers' theater gives students great motivation for practicing reading fluency. The students do not memorize their lines and they do not need to do actions. Readers' theater is similar to those old time radio shows, The students cooperate in reading their scripts to produce a final polished performance. To do this they need to read and reread a particular text. Since repeated reading is one of the best fluency activities, the reading and rereading involved in readers' theater can really help to build reading fluency. Often readers' theater scripts will include lines that are choral read (i.e. two or more readers reading the same passage together). If a stronger reader is paired with a weaker reader for these lines, the weaker reader will be further helped, since choral reading is another important fluency stategy.

Fluency Activity: Independent Reading - Encourage Your Child to Read, Read, Read!

This is one of the very best ways for building reading fluency. Choose books that interest your child and are at a suitable reading level for him. These books could be either fiction or non-fiction.

Okay. Shameless confession time: I bribed Michael to read by tying his pocket money to his reading. This was very motivating for him! And now he now reads for pleasure with no monetary bribes.


What Works in Fluency Instruction By: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (2000)

What is Guided Oral Reading? By: Partnership for Reading (2004)

Do you have any special fluency activities, strategies, or lessons you would like to share here?

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      5 years ago

      I highly agree with the 'Reading Together' suggestion. This is perhaps the number one strategy a parent can use to encourage interest in reading. Thanks!

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      5 years ago

      Thanks for presenting this useful lens. I like the "Eyerobics" method listed above (no doubt a new label on an old method).

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      5 years ago

      Lots of valuable info here. Thank you.

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      5 years ago

      This is a very clever and helpful lens. My motto is: Poetry promotes literacy and laughter.

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      ManfromModesto LM 

      5 years ago

      Not just for children, for ESOL as well.

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      TACTCI LM 

      5 years ago

      Great lens, thanks for this, I pinned it to my Education Board!

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      5 years ago

      Thanks allot for sharing such a nice lens.!!

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      5 years ago

      Wow, what excellent examples, thanks for the super lens.

    • Adventuretravels profile image


      6 years ago from UK

      Fabulous lens. I'm a teacher and have worked with dyslexic children and young adults for many years. Your lens is a great reflection on good practice. The Reader's Theater is great. Thanks.

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      imagelist lm 

      6 years ago

      A really helpful lens...

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      6 years ago

      Very nice lens with some great ideas! Love it! Thanks.

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      6 years ago

      Great lens. Parents need to encourage and help their children as they learn to read, THEN they need to encourage them to continue reading as an enjoyable activity.

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      6 years ago

      Very educational lens! I even try to answer the rainbow game and I really enjoy it.

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      Kumar P S 

      6 years ago

      Great lens ! Useful and informative. Thanks for sharing.

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      6 years ago

      I find this lens via google search, great anyway

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      6 years ago

      thanks for the activities i wish i could learn something from it

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      ATTHED LM 

      6 years ago

      really interesting my eldest is coming upto three and I'm just starting to think about these things

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      6 years ago

      Very nice presentation. I learned something today.:)

    • milaniki profile image


      6 years ago

      great lens with helpful advice...

    • Merstarr profile image


      6 years ago

      Awesome lens with lots of help for a parent that is always looking to challenge her children :)

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      6 years ago

      It was years of reading that massively improved my language skills. No audio books then.

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      6 years ago

      Intriguing! Thanks for sharing - blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      6 years ago

      Oh, you mention using poetry and I remember my sister telling me that she had learned from a kindergarten teacher the importance of being able to rhyme, the teacher had said that children that can't rhyme can't read well, I found that interesting and wondered about it, it probably is true...teachers know stuff. So work on poetry and rhyming for reading success!

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      6 years ago

      Fluency is essential for children to understand what they are reading so they can learn and you have absolute excellence here. My sister was an AmeriCorp member and spent 2 years of service working with children on fluency from kindergarten to 3rd grade, I think she would have been elated to have had this as a resource. Congratulations on your purple star for this excellence!

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      6 years ago

      Thanks for your response. I have now ordered the book, looking forward to getting it. Thanks so much for writing this lens, it was really useful.

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      6 years ago

      I like all the activities that you suggest here for helping your son gain fluency when reading.

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      6 years ago from Australia

      @RoadMonkey: It appears the downloadable book is currently unavailable (!?!?) but the other book depository link worked for me....

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      ektacis lm 

      6 years ago

      Wonderful lens! The fluency tips are quite useful. I'll definitely gonna use it for my child...

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      Mary Norton 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is really helpful. I always encourage parents to read to their kids early so they will love it.

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      Genesis Davies 

      6 years ago from Guatemala

      What a great lens! My 6 year old has issues with reading fluently, though he's perfectly capable of reading . . . this will be very helpful for him.

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      6 years ago

      Great lens. And I am going to bookmark it for helping my grandchildren with their reading. Only one problem - I wanted to buy phonic pathways, either from Book Depository or downloadable but neither link worked.

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      Ann Hinds 

      6 years ago from So Cal

      Great ideas and ones that we are going to put into use. Fluency strategies will go hand-in-hand with the comprehension goals we are working on. Thanks so much. Blessed.

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      ae dc 

      6 years ago

      what a great resource! *blessed*

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      BillyPilgrim LM 

      6 years ago

      Some great ideas here, thanks!x

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      6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing what worked for you. We will try some of these.

      My daughter is borderline dyslexic, and therefore does not quality for any extra help at school. We have found that having her read to me aloud helps most, but takes lots of time. We read long book series together, taking turns on chapters. The kids all enjoyed reading the 2000ish Animorphs series aloud together. We have also read the Harry Potter Books and Narnia series, among others.

      She is a freshman in high school now, and still struggles, but luckily it only shows in how long it takes her to read a book.

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      Leah J. Hileman 

      6 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      Excellent lens.

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      Natashalh LM 

      6 years ago

      Fluency is such a hot topic these days in schools - its great to see some home strategies, too. I wasn't taught phonics until 3rd grade (it was part of some weird experiment). Having it dumped on me all at once was very difficult. Great lense!

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      6 years ago

      You have a reading fluency page as well! Very nicely done and such wonderful information! And we love the Readers Theater books!

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      6 years ago

      what a great lens on reading fluency... Especially like the eye-robics part :)

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      6 years ago

      @anonymous: Scott, could you share your graph? I do fluency readings with my third graders every week and they see their progress after the second readings, but have been thinking of adding a graph so they could see it visually. Would appreciate it.

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      6 years ago

      Great tips. With persistent practice becoming fluent will eventually be a reality.

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      7 years ago

      Simply a wonderful lens!

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      Tolovaj Publishing House 

      7 years ago from Ljubljana

      My strategy:

      1. explain slowly

      2. be persistent

      3. have fun

      You made beautiful lens:)

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      7 years ago

      Try getting a numbered leveled reading page. You can find these online, or make then yourself by counting the number of words in each line and noting it after each line.

      Have student do "cold" read, timed for one minute. They put a bracket after the last word read. Count up the words. This is called their ORF, or Oral Reading Fluency. Now read the passage to them, stopping to talk about vocab and concepts. They don;t have to read along, just listen and ask questions.

      Next give 3-5 minutes "warm-up." Have student read to study the text independently. Finally, do a "hot" read. The student reads for a minute and puts a bracket after the last word read. They will be motivated buy the amount of progress they made.

      You can graph the results with a line chart. Do this once a day, or once a week. Repeated readings are a great way to build fluency and this is a fun way to do it (especially for competitive boys). I find kids look forward to this and ask if they can do it. The graph helps then see their progress and make goals.

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      Evelyn Saenz 

      7 years ago from Royalton

      For our family it was reading that helped them to gain fluency. I read to my children from the time they were babies. I read dozens of picture books and began chapter books by the time my oldest was four. We went to the library 2 or 3 times a week where my children enjoyed story hour. We went to book signings at Children's bookstores. We shopped for books at yardsales and read books on the subway. My children were immersed in literature to the point that reading was a part of their lives all day long. I believe that that is how they became fluent readers.

      I love all the activities that you suggest here for helping your son gain fluency when reading. Thank you so much for sharing.

      Blessed by a Squid Angel!

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      7 years ago

      THANK YOU so much for this comprehensive catalog of fluency information. It has been a life saver for our family. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Erica

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      7 years ago

      don't have strategies just know that reading is important and your lens provided some good ways of reading more, faster and to understand also what your reading. Glad I browsed by. If you like to browse lens as I do, mine has a great educational topic with poll questions for my readers to enjoy.

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      7 years ago

      amazing and interesting way for fluency activities

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      7 years ago

      amazing and interesting way for fluency activities

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      7 years ago

      Very entertaining, but more importantly this is very useful. My 9 year old daughter likes to read and she's pretty good, but I'll definitely use some of the tips here to help her get a bit faster because I think it would boost her self esteem. Thanks a lot!

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      7 years ago

      great lens

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      7 years ago

      Very insightful lens, thank you for sharing.

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      7 years ago

      This is so much fun! Would love to try this with my niece and nephew. Thanks for the great ideas. Sundae ;-)

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      7 years ago

      Beautiful it's really great lens.

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      7 years ago from British Columbia

      Beautifully put together lens with some great strategies for learning to read!

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      7 years ago

      A wonderful resource for building fluency! Blessed.

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      7 years ago

      This is a great resource and a big help to me as my son is learning to read.

      Thanks for sharing, nice work.

      Robin :)

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      7 years ago

      I loved this lens. I am a former kindergarten teacher and your lens is right-on with quality information. Thanks for sharing.

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 

      7 years ago from Templeton, CA

      You've suggested some great resources for building fluency here.

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      franstan lm 

      7 years ago

      Great lens

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      7 years ago

      Wow this is really great. Thank you so much for sharing this. It's really helpful.

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      7 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I taught my two older children and two classes of kindergarteners to read with Phonics Pathways. It's a great book--love the eyerobics!

      I'm now using Romalda Spalding's "Writing Road to Reading" with Japanese first through third graders and it's going really well now that I finally understand the method.

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      7 years ago

      One of the main things I do with my son is practice, practice, practice. He's dyslexic so he needs even more practice than most. We play games with magnet letters to (like the Bananagrams game you have listed above).

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      7 years ago

      Reading is a skill we use every day,great ideas for reading fluency.Thanks for sharing. Work Plan Platform

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      7 years ago

      We will sometimes pick a passage, and have our kids read it for one minute. Then they start the passage again, three times. We record how far they got each time. We do this same passage for several days, and they improve dramatically.

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      7 years ago

      great sharing on such an important topic! cheers

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      pacrapacma lm 

      7 years ago

      I really like Phonics Pathways and Reading Pathways by the same author. I write a blog and have shared "sight word" flashcards people can print and cut for free. These flashcards have phonics rules on the back. There are ways to teach with and group these words to help a child learn them quickly.

      Nice lens!

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      7 years ago

      This is good effort. You see since we have summer hols in our country later this month, this lens would be of very use for the kids. Thankyou

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      7 years ago

      Some really great ideas for reading fluently here! My daughter has almost learned the alphabet, reading will be the next step!

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      7 years ago

      You've got some wonderful ideas for building fluency in children! Lensrolled to "Reading And Spelling Games Kids Will Love!"

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      8 years ago

      Give you a thumbs up, helpful activities.

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      8 years ago

      Love this lense .. Great useful activities for parents. Give you big stars

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      8 years ago

      What a great lens. *-*Blessed*-* and featured on Sprinkled with Stardust

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      lasertek lm 

      8 years ago

      Very helpful lens! It is good to know some new ways of teaching children how to become a fluent reader. Like this lens so much!

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      callinsky lm 

      8 years ago

      This is wonderful. I added it plus two other of your coloring ones to mine with the discovery tool. I also stumbled this one. 5*

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      8 years ago from Henrietta, New York

      Fabulous guide and tips on improving reading fluency.

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      oztoo lm 

      8 years ago

      Great lense with excellent resources and suggestions.

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      Rhonda Albom 

      8 years ago from New Zealand

      Nicely done. Great collection of fluency activities.

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      8 years ago

      Wonderfully captivating lens...

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      Penny Pincher G 

      8 years ago

      Eyerobics :) Never thought of it that way. Great lens

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      8 years ago

      Great lens, I will be linking this to some of my lenses. Just want to confirm the importance of reading aloud and audio books for all children. Gives them a love for literature and learning even if reading is difficult.

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      Sara Duggan 

      8 years ago from California

      I enjoy reading and one of the highlights of my life was teaching my eldest son to read from the book 'teach your child to read in 100 easy lessons'. I was blessed to share the moment when my son 'got it'. He was so very proud of himself.

      Great page on reading and encouraging reading as a daily activity.

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      Carolan Ross 

      8 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      very impressive 5* lens! Pages like this one from a homeschool mom really impress me!

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      Susan Deppner 

      8 years ago from Arkansas USA

      As a retired homeschool mom, I love this lens! Love your resources. Great job!

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      Heather Burns 

      8 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      great lens especially for home schoolers!

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      lakern26 lm 

      8 years ago

      This is an excellent resource for improving reading skills! I love all of the ideas you've given here. My youngest son is trying desperately to learn how to read (he so wants to be like his big brother) and though we already use some of the strategies on this page, you've mentioned a few others that I think would work wonders for him. Thanks so much for the suggestions!

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      Evelyn Saenz 

      8 years ago from Royalton

      PS: I have lensrolled this lens to my Beginning to Read with Emergent Readers and other related lenses.

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      Sandy Mertens 

      8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Very nice presentation and well organized. Many resources.

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      Evelyn Saenz 

      8 years ago from Royalton

      Wonderful, well - organized suggestions. I can see why your son is succeeding at reading despite his dyslexia.

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      Leanne Chesser 

      8 years ago

      Excellent, well-organized, clear presentation of reading fluency activities! Blessed by an angel!

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      8 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Thanks for sharing these great ideas!

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      8 years ago from Western Mass

      wonderful resources - thanks

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      9 years ago

      Nice lens. Improving fluency is important after the initial stages of learning to read. How much effort goes into homeschooling by the way?

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      9 years ago from Chicago area

      Excellent resource here. I still read to my big kids, too (ages 12, 11, 11). We're doing The Mysterious Benedict Society now. 5*

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      9 years ago

      Thank you! This is exactly what I was looking for! Great work!

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      Joan Hall 

      9 years ago from Los Angeles

      I really need this! Great lens!

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      Rhonda Albom 

      9 years ago from New Zealand

      Great resource. I am lensrolling it to Homeschool Fun I invite you to add it to the Language plexo.

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      Lynne Schroeder 

      9 years ago from Blue Mountains Australia

      This is great, very comprehensive. And my hat off to you for homeschooling. I know I wouldn't have the patience!

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      momto4 lm 

      9 years ago

      Great lens! We're trying to teach our son to read and this looks like a great product to have!

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      9 years ago

      Excellent lens!


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