Sunday, March 25, 2012

Fluency Checklist (for students)

Here’s the poster I display at my fluency center in my classroom:
At the station, students can:

choose a story that is “just right” for them

practice reading their story

record themselves reading

listen back and self-evaluate using the self-evaluation sheet you see below

It is a great way for students to become self-learners. I also allow them to peer-evaluate sometimes. I especially love this station because they are able to recognize their accomplishments and areas that need work, without needing to hear it from a teacher.
Grab the poster and evaluation sheet below:
Do you have a fluency station/center in your classroom? How is it set-up?
I’d love to hear from you!


Jessica said...

Love the poster and the chart! Thank you!

Apples and Papers

Marie, The Hands-On Teacher said...

This is a great idea! I don't have a "student/self assessment" for fluency. I assess them, but they don't ever get the chance to assess themselves like this. I love that! Do you just use mini recorders?

Sarah Paul said...

I love this! Thanks for sharing. I'll definitely use this!
Sarah's First Grade Snippets

Sarah Paul said...

I love this! Thanks for sharing. I'll definitely use this!
Sarah's First Grade Snippets

Lori said...

Great poster and chart! Fluency is so important!
Conversations in Literacy

LYNDSEY said...

Thanks, friends! You all are too sweet. :)

@Marie: I have a mic that hooks up to the computer for them to record. It works out well!


Katie Rockey said...

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Lyndsey A. said...

Hi! I stumbled onto your blog from another blog and the reason your blog caught my eye is that I am a Lyndsey too and spell it the exact same way! I was just so excited to see that that I had to click on your blog and leave you a comment!

Then, I saw that you teach in Baltimore! I am currently student teaching in Howard County so both the name and the closeness of schools really excited me.

So anyways, I just wanted to say hi from one Lyndsey to another. And I will be sure to follow your blog from now on!

Abby said...

THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH, for all you sweet comments, Lyndsey!!!

And, I totally heart that Bossy R anchor chart you have posted below. PRESH!!!!

Erica said...

I like the self check sheet!


Sprinkles to Kindergarten

mtompkins said...

Thanks for sharing Lyndsey! Love it!

WILD About First Grade!

Kimberley said...

This is GREAT. I have to figure out how to record them so they can listen, but I'm going to use your poster and assessment. Thanks!

I'm your newest follower.

First in Maine

WonderWeiss said...

Thanks for the super smiley face chart. It was just what I needed.

@Kimberley, this may be too late, but is a super simple website that the kids can use to record themselves. If you have any kind of iOS device you could also just use the voice recorder.

Thanks again!

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