Reader’s Theater and Fluency Unit

(A sample from a reading unit with standards alignment used throughout the school district.)

by Brooke Reedlunn

“In this unit, students will integrate many of the decoding and comprehension skills they have used throughout the year to be effective storytellers. The unit will start by promoting student’s awareness of the way stories sound when they are read smoothly and quickly. Some mini-lesson that will help students to read with fluency cover blending individual words smoothly, using context clues, using punctuation, and chunking text into meaningful units. In order to have good fluency readers also need to comprehend what they are reading. To practice this students will be using a voice that reflects the character’s feelings, speeding up or slowing down to reflect the pace of the story, and thinking about the overall tone and authors intentions for writing the story.”

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