So while Cathy was working hard last week to get you all some new resources, I was literally being a bum…a beach bum. My family and I went to Florida for spring break and enjoyed the sand, the sun and the surf! So I have been inspired to create some beach-themed fluency sentence resources! (And maybe a few more beach-themed things, so be on the lookout!)
With the possibility of students taking spring break vacations to the beach or anticipating a summer trip, these will be great to use now or closer to the end of the school year.
You can use the fluency sentences and other printables to put together a literacy center for your classroom or for independent work.
Beach-Themed Fluency Sentences Just print on card stock, cut and laminate. Besides fluency practice, here are a few ideas on how you might use 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.
Sentence 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 a unit surrounding summer or the beach. Students can read them and make text-to-self connections as they write about what it means (or has meant) in their worlds.
My Beach Fluency Book It can be so difficult to find just right books for beginning readers. Use the beach themed fluency sentences 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.
Beach Themed Roll, Read & Keep Print in color and laminate. You will also need the beach-themed fluency sentences laminated and cut apart. Students place a sentence 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 of them are gone.