Happy September friends! By now you are most likely back into your routines and really starting to focus more on your academics. And so here are some free September Fluency Printables that are great for classwork, homework, and really any time you have a few moments to spare!
Do you have students who know their alphabet yet? You may have a couple or you most likely have many who are just starting to catch on. These pages are great for practicing fluency and identifying letter names and sounds the kids know. Keep reading to download these files.
You are most likely not ready for nonsense words just yet, but maybe you have a student or two who is blending or are a first-grade teacher? 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.
Click here to download the Letter Naming Fluency pages here. Click here to download the Nonsense Word Fluency practice pages too!