Saturday, February 27, 2010

Check out the digital timer in the right hand column!

A timer is a great little tool to have on hand. We've been talking about fluency lately and its foundation is speed. We start worrying when a child reads a paragraph slowly. But we really start building speed with sounds. So get your students accustomed to being timed. They'll need to be able to say the Blue Set of phonogram cards in less than 30 seconds and eventually all the cards in 2 minutes. So even as you begin introducing them, make a game of timing them to get faster and faster! This online timer is easy to use and always at the ready!

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