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Fluency Lesson

Fluency Lesson

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Published by Caitlin Hawkins
Fluency Lesson Teaching Pacing to Students
Fluency Lesson Teaching Pacing to Students

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Published by: Caitlin Hawkins on Apr 02, 2013
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Fluency Lesson
Name, Grade Level, Role:
Caitlin Hawkins, Teacher __________________________________________________________
What is the goal for teacher instruction and student practice?
I will model the fluency attribute of Pace. Pace is the rate or speed atwhich you read – not too fast, not so slow. Students will monitor their Pacewhile reading from the text about the characteristics of flesh eating plants.
Briefly describe the aspect of fluency that is the focus of this lesson(pace, expression, smoothness, accuracy, phrasing, etc.):
Pace is the rate or speed at which you read – not too fast, not so slow.
Briefly describe the activity:
Using the article “Flesh Eaters” I will model pace“Today I will model the fluency attribute of pace. I know that pace is therate or speed at which you read, not too fast – not too slow. Look at thearticle that was handed out. I will start by reading the first sentence underthe heading “Pitfall Traps”. While I am reading I want you to listen to how Iuse pace to help me comprehend the text. I will slow down when I get todifficult or new words and their definitions. Remember – pace is a bridge tocomprehension, we need to vary our pace to help us comprehend the text.Listen while I read the first sentence and demonstrate poor pace.
(read thefirst sentence under Flesh Eaters).
mechanism – a functioning part or partof a machine
*Turn to your partner and explain how my pace helped or did nothelp you comprehend the text*
 “Now listen as I read the same sentence again. This time I will read thesentence slowly. Here’s how I determine my pace before I start to read. AsI glance at the first sentence I see a highlighted word, this which tells me itis new vocabulary that I will need to know. I also see three more longwords that are also new to me. In order for me to comprehend the text Iwill need to read at a slow but steady pace. Remember, as I read listen forhow my pace helps you comprehend the information in the text. “Pitfall traps, a passive mechanism derived from a rolled leaf, are typical of pitcher plants.” 

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