Monday, July 19, 2010

Fluency Flexors

I am taking an online class this summer and today I learned a new term - fluency flexors. What are they? "Fluency flexors are short, focused exercises designed to flex reading muscles by reading, rereading, and rehearsing sentences to convey different meanings." Fluency in Focus
I am going to enlarge this muscle man and create a bulletin board titled Fluency Flexors. Middle school students should "get it." I'm certain with an explanation of fluency flexors, students will be motivated to do the drills. Reading is a muscle and they can build fluency.
Check out this great curriculum for fluency practice. These fluency readers use quality literature from texts found in school and classroom libraries and best seller lists.

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