The end of your school year is probably very close and so it is really necessary to work on those fluency skills. And so here are some free May Fluency Printables that are great for classwork, homework, and really any time you have a few moments to spare!
The name of the game at this point for more students is speed and so these pages are GREAT. Click here to download these free pages now.
Nonsense words are very important because they are word chunks and syllables for bigger words. Practicing for speed and accuracy helps students to really internalize decoding these words so it is effortless and they will be ready for attacking those word chunks on larger words. Check out our article on Why Nonsense Words Are So Important) and click here to download these practice pages.
We work fluency into so many parts of our day. We will explicitly practice with partners during our lessons; one person reads and the other person watches the timer and checks them for accuracy. We will take these fluency pages and use the same one again and again so that way the kids are comfortable reading it so they can experience what reading fast and accurately feels and looks like.
May is also a great time to work on math fluency! Have you seen our Pirate Math yet? Students will love learning their facts as they work their way around the pirate map. Kids will love the activities like the Pirate Color By Codes and you will love that they are working on addition and subtraction. Click here to see it now.
We also do some good fluency practice before small groups too! These cards cover reading and math and so they are a great resource to stretch throughout your day! This is where our Kindergarten Fluency Cards come in super handy. Click here to see them now.
We use these cards to start every small group. Each student gets a different card to read. They read it again and again until I say pass. When I say pass, they all pass to the right (and I hand the person on my right a new card). I give them a very quick chance to read it and say pass. Most of the time they do not make it through the whole card and that is OK. This is great for the kids to come right to your table and get to work immediately; they don’t have to wait for the other group members to get there before they can start reading their own card.