Fluency Checklist (for students)

Here’s the poster I display at my fluency center in my classroom:
At the station, students can:

choose a story that is “just right” for them practice reading their story record themselves reading listen back and self-evaluate using the self-evaluation sheet you see below

It is a great way for students to become self-learners. I also allow them to peer-evaluate sometimes. I especially love this station because they are able to recognize their accomplishments and areas that need work, without needing to hear it from a teacher.
Grab the poster and evaluation sheet below:
Do you have a fluency station/center in your classroom? How is it set-up?
I’d love to hear from you!
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  • Jessica March 26, 2012, 3:46 am

    Love the poster and the chart! Thank you!

    Apples and Papers

  • Marie, The Hands-On Teacher March 26, 2012, 4:06 am

    This is a great idea! I don't have a "student/self assessment" for fluency. I assess them, but they don't ever get the chance to assess themselves like this. I love that! Do you just use mini recorders?


  • Sarah Paul March 26, 2012, 3:01 pm

    I love this! Thanks for sharing. I'll definitely use this!
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

  • Sarah Paul March 26, 2012, 3:01 pm

    I love this! Thanks for sharing. I'll definitely use this!
    Sarah's First Grade Snippets

  • Lori March 26, 2012, 10:39 pm

    Great poster and chart! Fluency is so important!
    Conversations in Literacy

  • lkuster March 28, 2012, 3:57 am

    Thanks, friends! You all are too sweet. 🙂

    @Marie: I have a mic that hooks up to the computer for them to record. It works out well!


  • Katie Rockey March 28, 2012, 11:55 pm

    Hey there!
    I'm your newest follower! I am teaching my first year in first grade in Charles County, MD. I have two blogs: one for my firsties (http://firstgradehandshearts.blogspot.com/) and one for my teaching adventures to not forget my first year of teaching (http://caffeinekidscreativity.blogspot.com/). Find me because I'm real excited to find another blogger from MD. (Oh did I mention I just moved here from NJ in November- what!? Such a crazy fall!) hehehe

  • Lyndsey A. March 29, 2012, 1:18 am

    Hi! I stumbled onto your blog from another blog and the reason your blog caught my eye is that I am a Lyndsey too and spell it the exact same way! I was just so excited to see that that I had to click on your blog and leave you a comment!

    Then, I saw that you teach in Baltimore! I am currently student teaching in Howard County so both the name and the closeness of schools really excited me.

    So anyways, I just wanted to say hi from one Lyndsey to another. And I will be sure to follow your blog from now on!

  • Abby March 29, 2012, 2:17 am

    THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH, for all you sweet comments, Lyndsey!!!

    And, I totally heart that Bossy R anchor chart you have posted below. PRESH!!!!

  • Erica March 29, 2012, 2:28 am

    I like the self check sheet!


    Sprinkles to Kindergarten

  • mtompkins March 29, 2012, 4:57 am

    Thanks for sharing Lyndsey! Love it!

    WILD About First Grade!

  • Kimberley April 1, 2012, 3:56 pm

    This is GREAT. I have to figure out how to record them so they can listen, but I'm going to use your poster and assessment. Thanks!

    I'm your newest follower.

    First in Maine

  • WonderWeiss December 5, 2012, 2:00 pm

    Thanks for the super smiley face chart. It was just what I needed.

    @Kimberley, this may be too late, but audioboo.com is a super simple website that the kids can use to record themselves. If you have any kind of iOS device you could also just use the voice recorder.

    Thanks again!

  • Erika August 31, 2020, 6:05 pm

    Tried to download your awesome Checklist, but it says it’s in the owners trash.

    • lkuster September 3, 2020, 2:16 pm

      Hi Erika! Oops! I’m so sorry about that. I restored the checklist now. Thank you for letting me know!