Happy October friends! Your classroom routines are in place, you kiddos are really working with letters, and hopefully beginning to blend! Fluency is so important at this stage and so here is your October Fluency Printables to help your students work with these concepts with automaticity!
How many letters have you taught thus far? Have you made it through the entire alphabet? How are your kiddos doing with these letters? I am sure you have some who can fly through the list, and I am sure you also have some that are still struggling. There are many ways to use these fluency printables to support both!
Do you have some students who are decoding yet? Check out our article on Why Nonsense Words Are So Important) and keep reading for the download on this file too.
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.
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.