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Reading Fluency Selections
The Elementary, Middle & High School reading passages below are ordered numerically, based on difficulty. You can find an on screen timer here as well, which you can open in a new window, if you choose.



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Then practice and test with the selection until you reach your goal.
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*See additional notes about these selections at the bottom of this page.



Elementary Level (K-5)

(1)
Sentences 1

(2)
Sentences 2

(3)
At the Park

(4)
Ants

(5)
Maria Gets Better

(6)
Dinosaurs

(7)
Dogs

(8)
Water

(9)
The Dental Exam

(10)
Basketball Practice

(11)
The Birthday Party

(12)
A Generous Person

(13)
Animals

(14)
Autism Awareness

(15)
Making Pancakes

(16)
The SmartPhone

(17)
The Play

(18)
Waiting for Mom

(19)
Get Well Nick!

(20)
Shopping at Costco


Middle School Level (6-8)

(21)
Dr. Johnson Letter

(22)
Making Popcorn

(23)
No More Mowing

(24)
Family Traditions

(25)
The New Computer

(26)
Earthquakes

(27)
The Amusement Park

(28)
The New Puppy

(29)
Parent Centers

(30)
Thinking About College


High School Level (9-12)

(31)
Rules of Ping Pong

(32)
The Trojan Horse

(33)
The Terribe Flight

(34)
Montgomery Bus Boycott

(35)
Census 2010

(36)
US History Study Guide

(37)
Child Abuse

(38)
Election Sample Ballot

(39)
Nelson Mandela

(40)
The Social Contract

(41)
NBA MVP

(42)
Gas Saving Tips

(43)
Insurance Policy Terms

(44)
Affordable Care Act

(45)
The Bill of Rights


(46)
Transportation
Problems & Solutions


(47)
Population Growth
Lesson Steps

(48)
Reconstruction


(49)
Project Safety
Sexual Assault Guide


(50)
Common Sense
by Thomas Paine


(51)
Presidential
Medal of Freedom


(52)
General First Aid
for All Seizure Types


(53)
Computer
Science


(54)
Vaccine
Information Statement


(55)
Traffic
Violation


(56)
Voters Bill of
Rights (California)


(57)
Special Education
Information for Parents


(58)
Supplemental Restraint
System (Airbags)


(59)
Professional
Résumé




*Teachers & Parents: I have written or included these stories, letters & articles in a way that should serve the needs of the majority of your students. In a typical 4th Grade classroom, for example, the class may include emerging readers or English Learners (EL's) who may be reading two or more years below grade level. That class may also have students who are reading well above grade level.

The emerging readers should read for one minute, where the text is more accessible. Your readers at, or above grade level, should read for two minutes, and then divide the number of words read in the two minutes by 2 to get their words per minute average. In the second minute, these students are likely to encounter many more challenging words, both in decodability, and meaning. Teachers can also ask these students comprehension questions based on the content of the story.




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