Sunday, October 25, 2015

*Freebie* Kid-Friendly Reference Poster for Fluency

In my previous post, I shared the concept of using a "Never, ever" poster as a visual representation of phonics rules, which students may use as a reference for spelling. Today, I am sharing a version that may be used as a reference poster for fluent reading. 

I often discuss "robot reading" with my students. We call the expressionless, halting style of reading "Robot Reading" because, obviously, it sounds more like the voice of a robot than that of a fluent reader. In order to become fluent readers, students must learn to read with smooth, expressive voices -very much as though they are having a conversation with the text. 

We really have a lot of fun with this, and during one of my classes recently, a student eagerly said, "Mrs. Tally, that should be on our Never, Ever poster! Robot Reading!" So, with respect to her suggestion, I have designed a separate Never, ever poster that I will display in my fluency center. It is a very kid-friendly graphic, and I can't wait to share it with my classes this week. 
If you are interested in using this poster in your own classroom, you can access it for free here in the Tally Tales TPT store. I have added several freebies to the store recently, so feel free to look around and grab those. I try to share any TPT freebies here as well, but if you want to make sure you stay up-to-date on freebies and sales in the future, simply become a follower of the Tally Tales TPT store.