Time to Shine Fluency Passages Level 5/6
Level 5 sounds: ai (trail), ay (play), ea (beach), ee (tree), ie (pie), igh (sight), oa (boat), ow (slow), ew (few), ue (cue)
Level 6 sounds: oi (soil), oy (boy), oo (book), oo (moon), ou (loud), ow (cow), er (term), ir (stir), ur (turn), ar (star), or (for)
Our Time to Shine Fluency Passages are a great tool to use to build fluency at a phonics focus level. As each grapheme is introduced, these fluency passages allow for practice and building of decoding automaticity with newly introduced content.
Each Fluency card offers 2 passages. One easier one with lower word count and word complexity and then a passage that’s slightly more challenging. This allows for
differing abilities of students but with the same focus.
Students are timed as they read for one minute and their WCPM (words correct per minute) is recorded. Upon repeated readings, students try to improve on their score.
These passages can also be used for general word work and word hunts. They are printed on dry erase boards and whiteboard markers can be used on them and then rubbed off with tissues.
Level 5 = 5 Fluency cards x 2 copies of each card for buddy work.
Level 6 = 6 Fluency cards x 2 copies of each card for buddy work.
(22 Dry Erase Fluency cards in total)
Download a sample from each level here: