Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Reading Fluency and a Freebie! :)

What a week this has been and it's only Wednesday! We have our Halloween party on Friday and my kiddos can't wait! I've been trying to keep our days as normal as possible, but it's hard!

Today, we talked about reading fluently. And I showed them this:

Yes, yogurt and cottage cheese. (I don't know where I got this idea. I wish I could give someone credit, but I honestly can't remember where I saw it.) So we talked about how readers need to sound smooth, like yogurt, and not all choppy like cottage cheese. I showed them how the yogurt looks and slides off of the spoon and how the cottage cheese is very slow to come off of the spoon. Then, I read some text and they had to use their sign language (yes or no) to tell me if I was reading like yogurt! This lesson works perfectly every year!

And now a Halloween freebie! Our word family for the week is the -it family, so we will be making words. I made a Trick or Treat recording sheet. They put the real words under treat and the nonsense words under trick. I made a blank one as well since you may be working on a different word family! Enjoy!


Clipart courtesy of Scrappin' Doodles.

:) Andrea


  1. Cute idea! Can't wait to use it next week. Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a great visual for the kids!

    Thanks for the freebie too :)

  3. ha! my teammate always uses the analogy of a don't want it just drip, drip, dripping want a nice even flow of water...likin' the food though! I'll have to tell her of that one :)