This set of basketball fluency practice sentences are designed to be engaging for your students developing their reading fluency.
Use the fluency sentences and other printables to put together a literacy center for your classroom.
You can download this set of basketball fluency sentences by clicking on the bold, orange link at the bottom of this post.
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 the month of March or during basketball season. Students can read them and make text-to-self connections as they write about what it means (or has meant) in their worlds.
You can download the basketball fluency practice here:
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My Basketball Fluency Book It can be so difficult to find just right books for beginning readers. Use the basketball 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. 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 basketball 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.
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