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Oral Reading Fluency- Dr. Seuss Day

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Author/Speaker: Lisa Morris


E.R. Dickson Elementary School- Mobile County Public School System


In this podcast students will orally read Dr. Seuss' "Cat in the Hat". Students will discuss their favorite parts of the story. Teacher will discuss oral reading fluency and how reading aloud can improve fluency. Teacher suggests recording students while reading aloud and allowing playback in a listening center. 

This lesson plan is located at the following link:

Length: 04:20

Content Areas: English/Language Arts

Alabama Course of Study Alignments and/or Professional Development Standard Alignments:

ELA2015 (1)
21. Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes). [RF.1.2]
a. Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words. [RF.1.2a]
b. Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends. [RF.1.2b]
c. Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words. [RF.1.2c]
d. Segment spoken single-syllable words into their complete sequence of individual sounds (phonemes). [RF.1.2d]
ELA2015 (1)
22. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. [RF.1.3]
a. Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs. [RF.1.3a]
b. Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words. [RF.1.3b]
c. Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds. [RF.1.3c]
d. Use knowledge that every syllable must have a vowel sound to determine the number of syllables in a printed word. [RF.1.3d]
e. Decode two-syllable words following basic patterns by breaking the words into syllables. [RF.1.3e]
f. Read words with inflectional endings. [RF.1.3f]
g. Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words. [RF.1.3g]
ELA2015 (1)
23. Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. [RF.1.4]
a. Read on-level text with purpose and understanding. [RF.1.4a]
b. Read on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings. [RF.1.4b]
c. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary. [RF.1.4c]


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