Today I introduced the students to Timed Reading. This is something that we will be practicing every day in the classroom to become a better reader. Research has shown that reading fluency is related to how well a student comprehends the material. Therefore, we will be practicing our fluency and comprehension on a daily basis to continue to become better readers. Most of these Timed Readings only take 1 minute to do in the classroom. They are high interest reads about animals, famous people and famous locations. I often use a Youtube video to accompany the lesson on Monday’s to gain student interest and to introduce the new topic for the week.
Today we went over the Timed Reading process and how it works as well as graphing our “cold read.” This process will become streamlined throughout the school year as students get used to the Timed Reading process.
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