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COMMON  CORE  ALIGNED-­‐ELA  STANDARDS  

 
Preschool-­‐  Grade  5  
Great  for  Reading  Specialists,  Special  Educa6on  Teachers,  
Language  Specialists,  ESL/ELL  Teachers,  and  All  Grade  
Levels  of  Classroom  Teachers!  

GOAL:  
Increase  oral  reading  skills,  while  
fostering  coopera6ve  learning  and  
comprehension  skills!  
Primary
Oral Reading
Spinner Activity
(FRONT)

I Read,
You Read

Page by Page
Echo,
my Echo
&&
&
Choral
Paragraph Read
by Paragraph &
Primary
Oral Reading
Spinner Activity
(FRONT)

I Read,
You Read

Page by Page
Echo,
my Echo
   
 
Choral
Paragraph Read
by Paragraph  
Primary
Oral Reading
Spinner Activity
(BACK)
CHECK FOR
UNDERSTANDING
 

q  I just read…
q  I just heard you read…
q  I liked the part when…
q  I did not like...
q  I was confused when…
q  I would change the part when…
q  Our books are the same because…
q  I picture/imagine…
 
Oral  Reading  Spinner  Ac6vity  and  Printable  
   
Grade  Levels:  Kindergarten-­‐  Fi3h  Grade    
   
How  it  works:  
The  Oral  Reading  Spinner  is  an  interac3ve,  self-­‐monitoring  devise  to  help  build  oral  reading  fluency  
and  comprehension.    While  you  are  working  on  a  specific  skill  in  small  group  or  working  one-­‐on-­‐
one  with  a  child,  the  rest  of  the  class  can  read  independently  with  a  partner  using  various  Oral  
Reading  Tasks.      
   
This  engaging  spinner  will  help  increase  oral  fluency  and  comprehension  and  aligns  with  the  new  
Reading,  Speaking  and  Listening  Common  Core  Standards.    It  is  very  adaptable  to  numerous  grade  
levels.    You  are  given  an  intermediate  spinner.    Students  will  build  confidence  in  reading,  speaking,  
and  listening  amidst  a  safe  community  of  learners.    The  Intermediate  Oral  Reading  Spinner  is  
available  for  purchase  for  your  older  students,  as  well  as  your  higher  readers.  
   
Primary  Oral  Reading  Tasks  (I  Read,  You  Read,  Choral  Reading,  Page-­‐by-­‐Page,  Paragraph-­‐by-­‐
Paragraph,  and  Echo,  my  Echo)  and  Intermediate  Oral  Reading  Tasks  (Page-­‐by-­‐Page,  Paragraph-­‐
by-­‐Paragraph,  Echo,  my  Echo,  and  Take  on  a  Character)  offer  a  variety  of  oral  reading  
opportuni3es  to  keep  the  partner  reading  session  focused  and  longer  in  dura3on.        
   
Reading,  Speaking  and  Listening  Common  Core  Connec6on:  
Increase  range  of  reading  skills    
Build  background  knowledge  
Steadily  increase  text  complexity  
Enhance  oral  language  and  vocabulary  
Recall  details  on  a  topic-­‐  speaking  clearly  at  an  understandable  pace  
Increase  listening  and  social  skills  
 
If you like the flower spinner for primary grades, you’ll love the surfboard spinner for your older students. The
Oral Reading Spinner Package includes the Primary (flower) and Intermediate (surfboard) Oral Reading
Spinners. A black-line master is also included in the Oral Reading Spinner Package
for black and white printing.  

Materials  and  Prepara<on:  
1.    Copy  a  class  set  of  spinners.    You  may  want  to  copy  the  two  types  (primary  and  
intermediate)  to  differen6ate  learning.  Copy  the  spinners  on  card  stock  (two-­‐  sided).    
One  side  has  the  direc6ons  for  reading  with  a  partner  (Fluency  Tasks)  and  the  
opposite  side  Checks  for  Understanding  (comprehension).      
   
2.    Laminate  the  spinners,  so  that  they  can  be  reused  again  and  again.    Students  may  
use  a  white  erase  marker  to  check  the  boxes  for  accountability.  You  may  also  use  a  
paper  clip  or  clothespin  to  track  the  Oral  Reading  Tasks.    Affix  a  cute  bumblebee  or  
buXerfly  s6cker  to  the  primary  clothes  spin.  Affix  a  fish  or  shark  s6cker  to  the  
sur[oard  clothes  pin.      
 
   
Lesson  Plan:  
1.    Teach  each  Oral  Reading  Task  on  the  spinner  (see  aXached  poster).    Model  how  
to  do  each  task  as  a  whole  group.    For  this  whole  group  lesson,  use  the  same  book,  
ar6cle,  or  poem.    Students  will  turn  to  a  partner  and  prac6ce  the  Oral  Reading  
Task  you  taught  in  the  lesson.  Make  sure  that  each  Oral  Reading  Task  is  mastered  
before  teaching  the  next  task  on  the  spinner.      
   
1.    Teach  comprehension  strategies  and  vocabulary.    Make  sure  that  you  model  
how  to  answer  the  comprehension  prompts  as  a  whole  group.  This  skill  is  
reinforced  on  the  back  of  the  spinner-­‐  Check  for  Understanding.      Review  the  
reading  skills-­‐theme,  point  of  view,  and  author’s  purpose  for  students  in  the  
intermediate  grades.  
   
2.    Selec6ng  Texts:    Students/teachers  choose  a  book,  ar6cle,  or  poem  at  the  
correct  level  of  text  complexity.  Check  out  this  website  (hXps://lexile.com  and  
hXp  ://www.corestandards.org/assets/Appendix_A.pdf  )  to  ensure  that  you  and/
or  the  student  are  choosing  appropriate  books,  ar6cles,  and  poems.  
   
3.    Selec6ng  a  Partner:    Students  and/or  the  teacher  need  to  select  a  partner.  
Partners  can  be  at  the  same  reading  level  or  at  two  different  levels.    Studies  have  
shown  that  pairing  two  struggling  readers  together  should  be  avoided  because  
they  tend  to  get  off  task  and  are  unable  to  correct  one  another  effec6vely  
(Meisinger,  Schwanenflugel,  Bradley,  &  Stahl,  2004).  When  doing  the  Check  for  
Understanding  prompts  on  the  back  of  the  spinner,  they  will  report  to  each  other  
using  the  prompts.  
   
4.    Model  how  to  read  with  a  partner  effec6vely.      Students  sit  close  to  one  
another-­‐  “knee  to  knee”.    Designate  an  area  in  the  classroom  for  partner  reading.  
Prac6ce  partner  reading  as  a  whole  group  and  reward  students  for  staying  on  task,  
working  quietly,  and  comple6ng  and  marking  (with  a  dry  erase  pen,  paperclip,  or  
clothespin)  tasks  that  are  completed  on  the  spinner.    Avoid  having  students  hide  
behind  shelves  and  under  tables.    
   
5.    Students  will  use  the  spinner  to  monitor  their  reading.    Using  a  paper  clip  or  
clothespin,  students    will  move  the  paperclip  or  clothespin  next  to  each  sec6on  as  
they  complete  each  Oral  Reading  Task.    Students  may  also  check  off  the  
comprehension  prompts  on  the  back  of  the  spinner.    The  teacher  will  decide  how  
many  tasks  or  prompts  need  to  be  completed.    
   
 
Source:  University  of  Georgia  Development  of  Reading  Fluency  Project  
COMMON  CORE  ALIGNED-­‐ELA  STANDARDS  
Intermediate

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Oral Reading
Spinner Activity
(FRONT)

Choral Read
Read the same paragraph
or page at the same time
with a partner.

&
Page by Page 
You read one page from your book.
Your partner reads the next page.
Take turns reading each page.

&&
Paragraph by Paragraph
You read one paragraph from

I would like to thank my husband for
your book. Then your partner
reads one paragraph.
&&

Take on a Character  

his help with this new endeavor.
You choose to read the
dialogue of one character
and your partner reads the
dialogue of a different character.
Take turns reading the text.

Echo, my Echo 
You read one paragraph
or page and your partner
reads the same paragraph
or page again.
 

If you like the flower spinner for primary grades, you’ll love the
surfboard spinner for your older students. The Oral Reading Spinner
Package includes the Primary (flower) and Intermediate (surfboard)
Oral Reading Spinners. A black-line master is also included in the Oral
Reading Spinner Package for black and white printing.

Common Core Aligned items also available from Apple4Adrey:

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