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Fluency Passages Organization

Most schools use a benchmark Fluency assessment system three times a year, as well as some form of progress monitoring throughout the year. My little readers always got so frustrated with the selections that they had to read because the passages were incredibly challenging, even more since they were struggling readers. Sometimes they’d barely make it through a sentence or two and the timer went off! I wanted to help my readers build their confidence so that they could perform better on these assessments as well, which is why I created my leveled Fluency passages a few years ago. I finally finished the packs, which I now have from Level A-V for Kindergarten-5th grade. In addition, I made these binder covers/spines to help get organized!

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Within each pack, I include 15 leveled passages (3-5 per level). Readers go through each passage 3 times with you (or an adult helper in your room) and their goal is to beat their previous score. Readers also check off how they did (read too fast, too slow, just right, etc) and then after the third read, they write a goal for themselves. My little readers LOVE their Fluency folders and love seeing their growth. I include two different tracking sheets, one which has a comprehension check as well, if you want to ask two questions about each passage, which I include in each pack. The tracking sheets are also a nice page to bring to RTI meetings or simply when discussing students with other teachers or their parents. Check out all my Fluency Passages packs here!

This short video provides a closer look at how you can use the Fluency folders with your readers:
I included a variety of cover options depending on which packs you own- grab the free download below! 
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Download the free color version and the b&w version!

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Check out a few tips for teaching fluency in the classroom and all the components of my Fluency Passages here: 

Happy reading!
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Aylin Claahsen

Providing resources and support to engage all readers.

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