My grades 1-5 reading groups always do timed fluency rereadings, but we’ve also started using Spreeder!
Go to: Spreeder.
Copy and paste a text or enter the text by hand. Enter the speed you want, and the size font. Don’t forget to hit SAVE. Look! I found Wonder by R.J. Palacio in pdf online: Wonder on PDF.
For my grade 5 reading group, I am copy and pasting Wonder into Spreeder. I have it set at 110 wpm, which is the grade 5 fiction reading benchmark. I find this helps the students gain focus and confidence in tackling other texts. They are discovering that they, too, are capable of reading at a faster rate.
Visit my Live Binders on my home page for grade level passages under the “Fun! Test Your Reading Speed” tab!
Here are the rate benchmarks:
|April/May Grade 1||Level I||40 wpm|
|June Grade 1||Level J||45 wpm|
|November Grade 2||Level K||55 wpm|
|March Grade 2||Level L||65 wpm|
|June Grade 2||Level M||70 wpm|
|November Grade 3||Level N||75 wpm|
|March Grade 3||Level O||80 wpm|
|June Grade 3||Level P||80 wpm|
|November Grade 4||Level Q||90 wpm|
|March Grade 4||Level R||105 wpm Fic./100 wpm nonfiction|
|June Grade 4||Level S||105 wpm Fic./100 wpm nonfiction|
|November Grade 5||Level T||105 wpm Fic./100 wpm nonfiction|
|March Grade 5||Level U||115 wpm Fic./110 wpm nonfiction|
|June Grade 5||Level V||115 wpm Fic./110 wpm nonfiction|
COPYRIGHT 10/06/2016. PLEASE CITE AS FOLLOWS:
Araujo, Judith E., M.Ed., CAGS. “Speed Reading!” Mrs. Judy Araujo, Reading Specialist. N.p., 6 Oct. 2016. Web.<http://www.mrsjudyaraujo.com/speed-reading/>.
Leveled chart with wpm is from the DRA2 manual from Pearson Publishing, 2006.
Graphics are from Google Images. Right click on them.
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