Why Focus On Digital Fluency?
I can hardly believe that it’s already the beginning of August! This summer has somehow flown by, after a very long, very tedious spring! I can’t believe we’re already talking about going digital with so many resources, including my Fluency passages.
We’re coming up on back to school season right now, and many districts around the country have announced their plans for the coming school year…some are going complete remote for at least half of the year, while others are going remote for only the first few weeks. Some districts have announced a hybrid model of part-time instruction online, and the rest in-person. Other districts have opted to send everyone back full-time! Back to school season does not mean the same thing for everyone. It may look very different, actually, depending on where you live.
The Need for Digital Resources
One common thread that ties us all together right now, however, is the need for more digital resources! In my opinion, digital resources can help us bridge the instructional gap that could be created with all of the transition and uncertainty. You may only be seeing your students part-time, whether through a computer screen or in-person every other day. Either way, you need some quality digital materials that will work both in your classroom and outside of it!
More Digital Resources
Last week, I shared about my Digital Guided Reading Passages with you all! I think we all are in agreement that we’d like to see academic progress happen for all of our students this year, no matter the teaching conditions. Getting a handle on things like digital guided reading groups could be the thing that does that for you.
In addition to guided reading passages, I now have Digital Fluency Passages available! Today, I want to share with you the parts of my digital fluency sets, and how they can help you in your socially distanced, or totally virtual classroom!
After students read, each passage comes with comprehension questions. This extra piece of data can help inform your instruction even further. Sometimes, a student may sound like a fluent reader within one level, but their comprehension is weak. So, it’s important that we are always tracking comprehension along with any other skill-work we do in isolation. 🙂