fluency in reading. Fluency means the ability to read text quickly and
accurately. When students gain an understanding of word families, and
start to see “chunks” in words, they become better readers. Instead of
sounding out each phoneme, or sound, in the word, they are able to
transfer what they know about “chunks” and apply it to their reading.
Word family fluency is a great way for your students to practice reading
accurately and fluently.
In our classroom, we use the large foam dice I found at the Dollar Tree because large
dice makes any game fun 😉 I introduce this game during guided reading
groups. My students took turns rolling the dice, finding the matching
number on the paper, and touching each word as they read it. Some of
these students, who knew 0 letters and 0 sounds at the beginning of
kindergarten were reading like champs!! #happyteacher
We call our reading fluency the “dice game” so that there’s less pressure when we’re learning how to read. Here’s a short video of one of my students demonstrating how to play the game. Since we were just working on the “at” family words, we only used that mat. As we learn more word families, we use more!
You can try the at family fluency for free in my TpT shop by clicking the image below!
If you are looking for long vowel fluency practice, you can find those in my shop as well.