One of the most important skills for beginning readers to attain is fluency in reading. Fluency means the ability to read text quickly and accurately. When students gain an understanding of word families, and start to see “chunks” in words, they become better readers. Instead of sounding out each phoneme, or sound, in the word, they are able to transfer what they know about “chunks” and apply it to their reading. Word family fluency is a great way for your students to practice reading accurately and fluently.
I put together some word family fluency practice to help my kiddos with their reading fluency. I grouped all the word family words on a ring for my students to flip through and practice reading.
The word family chunks are color coded to help your students see each chunk!
These cards can also be copied onto colored paper to help differentiate each word family!
I also included some words with blends for your "advanced" readers ;)
The other fluency page is all on one sheet. You can slide the page into sheet protectors and keep them in a binder at your reading table! This would be great quick practice before starting your reading groups!
The students can roll a dice, or you can just tell them which row to read.
You can also find the rest of the short vowel word family words in my store.
After working on our word family fluency, we moved onto reading those words in sentences! Again, I grouped all the word family words on rings for my students to flip through. They are color coded as well.
The strips can also be copied onto colored paper to help differentiate each word family.
The word family words are paired with common sight words to help my students practice reading simple sentences.
The sentences are also included on one sheet of paper so we can play the "dice game" with our sentences too :)
You can also find these Fluency Families Words in Sentences in my TpT store.
If you are looking for long vowel fluency practice, you can find those in my shop as well.
I will be adding Long Vowel Words in Sentences soon!