teaching resource

• Updated:  06 Nov 2023

A user-friendly tool for teachers to test their students' fluency and accuracy.

• Editable:  Word

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  6 Pages

• Years:  3 - 5

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teaching resource

• Updated:  06 Nov 2023

A user-friendly tool for teachers to test their students' fluency and accuracy.

• Editable:  Word

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  6 Pages

• Years:  3 - 5

A user-friendly tool for teachers to test their students' fluency and accuracy.

This teaching resource includes:

• teacher guidelines
• a literary and factual text for students to read
• an assessment tool for teachers
• a fluency assessment checklist.

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Hello Teach Starter. I have just completed these with my class. However, I am unsure of how to work out the AWPM. So if the formula is (words read correctly / minutes read), do we not take into account seconds? So if the child took 1 min and 25 seconds to read the text, do I use 1 as the denominator? Or do I turn them into seconds and have 85 as the denominator? Any help would be greatly appreciated ! Thank you!

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Hi Chantelle, good question! Yes, you do include the seconds. And yes you convert the time into seconds. So, if your student read 30 words over 1 min 30 secs. Then your equation would look like this 30 / 90 = 0.333. But, then you need to times by 60 to get your average words per minute which would equal an average of 20 words per minute. I hope this helps!

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Fantastic resource, will be using these with my Grade 3s to test for fluency. Thank you

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Hi Annie, Thanks for your comment! We are glad you are able to use this resource in your classroom. Holly