Partner Poems for Building Fluency: 25 Original Poems With Research-Based Lessons That Help Students Improve Their Fluency and Comprehension

Overview

Research shows that partner reading is an effective tool in building reading fluency. The whimsical reproducible poems in this collection were written especially for two students to take turns reading aloud. This experience strengthens both reading and listening skills as students are encouraged to give each other supportive feedback. Accompanying lessons, with think-aloud scripts, offer explicit instruction to help develop fluency. For use with Grades 2-4.
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Overview

Research shows that partner reading is an effective tool in building reading fluency. The whimsical reproducible poems in this collection were written especially for two students to take turns reading aloud. This experience strengthens both reading and listening skills as students are encouraged to give each other supportive feedback. Accompanying lessons, with think-aloud scripts, offer explicit instruction to help develop fluency. For use with Grades 2-4.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780439554374
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Series: Best Practices in Action Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 650,397
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Bobbi Katz
Bobbi Katz has published numerous books, and her individual poems are widely anthologized. She lives in New York City and Upstate New York.

Deborah Zemke is a designer, illustrator, and writer of children's books. She lives in Missouri with her family.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     4
What Is Fluency?     5
Meeting the Language Arts Standards     7
Lesson Features     8
Teaching Tips     9
Practice With Phrase-Cued Text     10
Assessing Fluency     11
Teacher Rubric for Assessing Oral Reading Fluency     12
Student Checklist for Oral Reading     13
Lessons & Poems
On the Go!     14
Trailer Truck     16
River Pals     18
Numbers and Letters     20
The List Makers     22
Tree Talk     24
Conversation With a Kite     26
Musically Speaking     28
Sun and Moon     30
The Punctuators     32
Spring Conversations     34
Hands and Feet     36
Measure for Measure     39
Bird or Mammal?     42
Fact and Fiction     45
Two Parts of You     48
Bug Banter     51
The Wind     54
The Colors     57
Presidential Tailor Talk     61
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