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Learning to read is not a skill that develops overnight. Fostering the development of an emergent reader and building fluency skills is hard work! I think that’s why some of our most popular resources EVER have been our phonics poems, fluency passages, and readers – because teachers see how much kids love them, and how much they advance as readers when using them. Today we have for you a FREE mini pack of Short a CVC Word Family Fluency Activities so you can try out these resources and see how they can make a difference in your classroom!
Short a CVC Word Family Fluency Activities
Learning to read is not something that happens at the same time for everyone. No matter what standards say or what is “supposed to happen” – it truly depends on the child and their development. As early childhood educators, we have the privilege of being a part of this magical process with the earliest of readers.
Throughout the year we work hard on letter recognition and sounds, sight words, word family knowledge, and decoding CVC words in isolation. That means we’re ready to practice putting words into the context of a story.
Phonics poems, fluency passages, and emergent readers are some of my favorite resources for building fluency skills all year long!
I love word families for the practice they provide in recognizing “chunks” of words in bigger words, and how they open up so many CVC words for kids once they realize they know the “chunk” or rhyme.
Our CVC word family phonics poems are fluency and poetry in one! They contain decodable text for students to practice fluency and rhyming at the same time. They are especially great for those who love to rhyme but are still building stamina when it comes to reading full sentences.
My students that are ready to build fluency with CVC words and sight words love to work on these fluency passages to practice reading complete stories. This mini pack of fluency activities also includes phrases to practice words and sentences in isolation and reading out of context.
Reading simple stories builds confidence in early readers and also helps them develop expression and phrasing in oral reading. Highlighting the word families builds awareness of like patterns and illustrating the story shows comprehension development. Plus, my students love to call themselves “illustrators!”
It is also important to spend time with books at an appropriate level! Emergent reader texts with illustrations can give comfort and a major confidence boost to early readers when they start to realize “Hey, I CAN read!”
My favorite thing about these emergent readers is the larger font – I find it to be SO helpful for early readers as it is large and clear for their decoding.
All of these fluency activities are easy to prep and perfect for building fluency skills in an engaging and fun way!
Grab Your Free Short a Mini Pack
Ready to work on fluency skills with your kiddos? Grab your FREE mini pack of Short a CVC Word Family Fluency Activities by clicking the large, yellow download button at the end of the post!
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