One way to encouraging students to beat personal fluency
records, not those of their friends is with a fluency calendar.
In this fluency booklet, each month has a calendar on the left
side of the page for students to record fluency scores. The
calendar boxes are large enough to make a subtraction problem.
(Words read in one minute minus the number of mistakes.) On the
right side of the page, a chart for setting goals and a bar
graph for tracking goals are provided. Students write a goal at
the beginning of the month. After each timed test, students
complete one column of the bar graph using red for "hot" reads
and blue for "cold" reads. At the end of the month, scores are
averaged to determine just how much progress the student made.
The page provides a clear "easy-to-read" running record of the
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