Professional Development

August 6, 2012

Fluency Self-Checks

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Last week I had two trainings.  This week I have 4! YIKES! Many of you will start back in the next week or two.  As a “Hooray! We made it through staff development!”, here is a little Fluency Self-Check that your little ones can use.  You can have them do the self-check on each other once a week as they do read to someone in Daily 5, or they can do it on their self in read to self as a part of Daily 5.  My plan is to have my friends use it once a week during read to self to assess their reading fluency.  I also plan to use it as we use Fluency Races to track our fluency throughout the year.


This fluency self-check is designed to give your little readers practice and encouragement as they work to build their reading fluency. For the blank option, you can make a comment or have students do a check mark if they did it well. If a student needs to work on that area, they can make a plus sign. I also included a happy, straight, and sad face version that’s more younger reader friendly. Fluency self-checks help our readers focus more on what the text is actually saying so they can understand the meaning.

Students love getting to be the teacher, so I will also let them to these fluency self-checks on each other during literacy stations occasionally. Just a fun way to switch it up!

Click on the photo or grab yours HERE. I hope you find this resource helpful!

Happy Teaching,


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Hi, I'm Amanda

I’m a K-1 teacher who is passionate about making lessons your students love and that are easy to implement for teachers.  Helping teachers like you navigate their way through their literacy block brings me great joy. I am a lifelong learner who loves staying on top of current literacy learning and practices. Here, you’ll find the tools you need to move your K-2 students forward!


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