Speed Drills

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Practice makes proficient! Enhance early readers' fluency with a set of phonics speed drills that focus on syllable and spelling patterns. Two drill sheets cover high frequency syllables and consonants with the ending le. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Target specific syllable or spelling patterns within leveled small groups 
  • Create a record sheet that pupils can fill out and keep in their interactive notebook or binder 
  • Send copies of each worksheet home so learners can practice reading words with their family members 
Classroom Considerations
  • Consider individual reading levels; sheets provided may not meet the needs of all class members 
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Pros
  • Provides tips for successful speed drill practice 
  • Lists four additional activities that build reading fluency 
Cons
  • Does not provide the teacher record sheet or blank drill pages