Fluency Development Lesson
This is probably my favorite fluency-building activity. I first learned about the Fluency Development Lesson when I attended a Tim Rasinski workshop. I have used this technique for years and have found it be so effective. In fact, I am convinced that some of my struggling readers’ reading success is due in large part to this technique. Click on the link below for detailed instructions:
You can use any short text for the FDL. I use poems from our Poetry Notebooks.
These students are completing the partner reading portion of the FDL (step 5):
After practicing with partners, small groups of students perform for the class (step 6):