Monday, July 22, 2013

Fluency Clipboards and a Winner

Fluency Practice 
I begin each of my small group reading lessons by meeting with one student for a running record and a quick conference.  While I'm meeting with this student individually, the other four students are doing their "warm-up" reading.  

Students use their baggie book and meet with their partner for their warm-up reading.   Partner A reads his baggie book aloud.  Partner B times the reading for one minute and counts the number of words read. Student A completes the graph and self-evaluation. Then they switch roles and repeat the activity.  

Fluency Clipboards (My Monday Made It Project)

This week I decided I wanted to make clipboards for my students to use when they are practicing with their partner. 

I started with a plain clipboard, scrapbook paper, stickers, ribbon, and Mod Podge.  

I covered the both sides with paper, stickers, and Mod Podge.  Once it dried I tied red ribbon to the metal clips.  Ta-dah!

Graph from The Panicked Teacher
Self Check from Mrs. Richardson's Class

I'm so pleased with the final product!  They will go perfectly with my "Camp Read S'more" theme.  :)

Be sure to hop on over to Tara's and check out all the great projects!  

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  1. Love your clipboards Wendy! They would have gone great in my class last year when I did the picnic theme! :)


  2. These clipboards are adorable! It makes me want to go to school, get all of my clipboards and cover them. Thanks for sharing.

    Snazzy in Second

  3. You did a FABULOUS job on your clipboards! I love how you made use of your stash and tied it into what you are doing in your classroom this year.

    Jennifer Smith-Sloane

  4. Best clipboards I've seen all summer! Precious! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  5. I am going to give my clipboards a makeover too...thanks for the great idea!
    That First Grade Blog