Weekly Reading Fluency Log
Each week, students will have a passage to read every night (Monday-Thursday). The students will get a new passage every Monday and are expected to read the passage to an adult each night. They will have a student and parent passage. The parent passage will have numbers along the side for easy counting. The numbers on the side of each line tells the amount of words. There will be a tracking progress on the bottom of the parent page to keep track of words that the student read correct and incorrect. You are to time your child for one minute. Each time your child misses or skips a word, put a line threw it. When the minute is up, tell your child to stop reading. Mark where he or she stopped. Note how many words he read all together by using the numbers on the side of each line. Subtract the words missed in order to get the words read correctly and mark results on progress tracking at bottom of page.
Please do this every night and initial next to progress. On Friday, the students will have comprehension questions to answer about the story. If the box is not initialed or totaled, I will have to assume the student did not read the passage, and points will be taken off of their homework grade.
Reading every night will help your child's fluency. Fluency is important because it provides a bridge between word recognition and comprehension. Because fluent readers do not have to concentrate on decoding words, they can focus their attention on what the text means. They can make connections among the ideas in the text and their background knowledge. In other words, fluent readers recognize words and comprehend at the same time. Less fluent readers, however, must focus their attention on figuring out the words, leaving them little attention for understanding the meaning of text.
Thank you for helping me to help your child become a better reader. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.