Friday, September 27, 2013

Undergoing Site Maintenance

TJ Reading is undergoing major site maintenance and is not currently available.

I apologize for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Book Adventure Reading Incentive Program

"Book Adventure is a fun, free way to motivate your child to read! Kids in grades K-8 can search for books, read them offline, come back to quiz on what they’ve read, and earn prizes for their reading success."

Your student can earn the prizes within the program or you can set up your own reward program. Students can search for books, then create their own reading list online that can be printed and taken to the library.

Book Adventure

Pizza Hut Book It! Reading Incentive Program

Pizza Hut Book It! Reading Incentive Program

Homeschoolers can enroll!

The homeschool administrator sets the reading goal and students can earn certificates for a free mini/personal pizza.

When you enroll, you will be sent a set of certificates (in September) for each child (K-6) to use during the year (6 certificates per child are sent; you can use one per child each month).

This year, the deadline is September 1, although they state that they will continue to accept enrollment requests as long as supplies last.

Homeschool enrollment page: Pizza Hut Book It!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Phrases and Short Sentences for Repeated Reading Practice

Phrases and Short Sentences for Repeated Reading Practice (made up of words from Fry's Word Lists)
or a simpler formatted version is here:

Fry's Phrases for Second Grade - phrases are grouped into groups of 25, this download includes activities to use with the phrase list.


Set a number of phrases to work on at one time (say 5, 10, 20 or whatever--this is your target number). Have student read the phrase list daily. When student has mastered the list (say, 80%), retire the mastered phrases, keep the unmastered phrases, and add phrases to equal your target number.

Student can read the phrases directly from the list, or you can make a book or flashcards. Other ideas include writing on sentence strips, popsicle sticks, powerpoints.  (You can find printables for flashcards, sentence strips, and powerpoints by googling).

Fry's Phrases on Flashcards (from Literacy Minute blog)

Sample Progress Chart - a little color intensive for me and it's not complete, but I like the idea to use for tracking each phrase's progress so I might make a black and white one for our use.

Fluency File Folder

I love this idea!  Make a file folder to hold word lists, phrases, and passages.  Use the lists and passages in this packet, or use the ideas to create your own. (91 pages). You could also opt to do a notebook/binder.

Here are some cute fluency progress charts to put in your file folder (or notebook):

Here are some ideas from ProTeacher on fluency folders and fluency practice, in general:

Third Grade Reading Fluency Passages

"According to the DESK Standards, 3rd graders should read grade-level text fluently (100-110 words per minute) to promote comprehension.  The rate of 100-110 words per minute (wpm) is the goal students should reach by the end of their 3rd grade year." 

Here are some places to get third grade fluency passages:

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