Rainbow Phrases were the next logical step.
My at-risk kiddos loved these! They each got a "book ring" with their phrases on them, and as they passed each "level" they received more phrases in another color. The parents (who were typically the ones who weren't sure how to help their child at home) raved about how easy it was to help their child learn their phrases at home. Then I moved back into the classroom, and these fell by the wayside as I was inundated with the everyday challenges facing classroom teachers... y'all know what I mean! ;)
Last year, I had a 1st grader who came to my classroom several days per week, as she had mastered all of the Rainbow Words, but needed help with fluency and comprehension. To help her comprehension, I used many resources, including my Higher Level Thinking Questions for Reading Comprehension. For her fluency, I swept the dust from my Rainbow Phrases, and we were off! One of my students saw the rings, and asked if he could use them, too. Um, yeah. Sure! Since then, I've been using this in my own classroom with students struggling with fluency in addition with my regular fluency practice, which I always try to make as fun as possible.
Over the past month, I've spent tons of time (just ask my hubby!!) making this look suitably fancy for teachers to use from Teachers Pay Teachers. I hope you enjoy how easy it is to use!
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