Reading Fluency Strategies in Upper Elementary and Middle School

When you hear the word fluency, most of us immediately think about primary grades and DIBELS. But did you know that fluency is a critical comprehension component in upper elementary, intermediate, and middle school? Students that struggle with their fluency, will automatically struggle with their comprehension abilities.

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Novel Study for Any Novel

Teachers love novel studies. Students LOVE novel studies. However, novel studies can be a struggle for several reasons. As a teacher, I want to talk about EVERY. SINGLE. THING. That’s obviously not always the best option. Because, well, the novel study would take 2ish years. Still, I wanted my students to dig into the richness… Continue reading Novel Study for Any Novel