Welcome readers! This is the page where you can click to read fluency passages for grades 1-5 (yes, I've included a few for grade 5 to challenge some of my readers). You may want to print them or you can just view and read them online. How to's & tips are listed below the links:
Looking for online game resources? Click Here: OnlineResources.docx
Grade 1 printable fluency passages:
Grade 2 printable fluency passages:
Grade 3 printable fluency passages:
Grade 4 printable fluency passages:
Grade 5 printable fluency passages-for those who'd like a challenge!:
All GRADES 1-5- Florida Assessments for Instruction in Readin Oral Reading Fluency Grades 1-5-This will provide a printable pdf booklet of assessments for grades 1-5 with instructions:
Printable graph for practice and charting:
What is fluency passage practice?
Practicing with fluency passages is an important part of helping your child improve with their ability to read fluently. If your child makes many errors while reading or the reading does not sound like a spoken conversation, he or she needs to practice reading fluency. Early readers spend a great deal of mental energy sounding out (decoding) the words on the page. Their reading often times sound robotic - not fluent. As a child learns the phonetic rules and can apply them with ease along with having automatic recall of all sight words, reading begins to sound more like fluent reading.
By fourth grade your child should be reading a minimum of 93 w.p.m. (words per minute) at the beginning of the year. Students progress to a reading rate of 105 w.p.m. (words per minute) by mid-year. As the fourth grade year comes to a close, your child should be reading at least 118 w.p.m (words per minute).
You will need to print out 2 copies of each passage-or you can use one copy and keep a mental tally of errors. (Optional) Set a timer for one minute. Mark through any words read incorrectly or skipped. Place a bracket around the last word read within the one minute time frame. Each time you read, can you increase the words per minute? THINK AS YOU READ-Make a movie in your mind. Can you remember the story to re-tell the main idea, details, and events all in a sequential order-try it!