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Poems for Fluency

Research has shown that reading poetry improves student reading fluency.  Last year I began having my students read poems for 5 minutes a day and saw their fluency scores improve dramatically!

Every Monday, students get a new poem for the week, selected for their reading level, and they practice it every day.

When time allows, they perform it in front of the class.

This upcoming week, we will keep the poems for a bit longer and perform them with a green screen camera on Wednesday.

Many students are memorizing their poems! Ask your student if they can recite one of the poems we've worked on so far this year.