These winter fluency phrases are just right for your students to practice fluency during literacy centers.
Winter Sentences Print the phrases on white paper or construction paper. Laminate if desired. You can put the phrases on a ring or in a baggie. Here are a few other ideas for these sentences:
Sentence Sort – The set includes statements, questions, exclamations and commands. Let your students use sentence clues to sort them into the different kinds of sentences.
Scramble – Cut these sentences into individual words and put each set in a baggie or envelope for students to unscramble and write on dry erase boards or blank paper.
Illustrate the Sentence – Have students choose one sentence to write at the bottom of a paper and then illustrate to show they understand the meaning.
Writing Prompts – Choose some of these to use as writing prompts during the season of winter. Students can read them and make text-to-self connections as they write about what it means (or has meant) in their worlds.
Visualize Use this page for students to visualize their sentence. Have students choose a sentence or choose one that is just right for them Students write the sentence and then draw a picture to show their sentence.
My Winter Fluency Book It can be so difficult to find just right books for beginning readers. Use the winter phrases and this booklet to create a book your struggling readers can read on their own. During small group instruction, have students practice reading a sentence then illustrate. Students can glue their phrase in the booklet below the illustration. This is a great way to build confidence as students add phrases throughout the fall!
Roll, Read & Keep Print in color and laminate. You will also need the winter phrases laminated and cut apart. Students place a phrase on each box, roll a die and read the sentence matching their roll. If the student can read the sentence, it is kept. Students take turns rolling until all phrases are gone. Just in case, here is the board in black and white: Roll, Read & Keep in Black & White.