Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Fry Phrases

After our CBM testing (anyone else use that?!), Rebecca and I noticed that some of our precious kiddos were struggling with their fluency. Everything they read...was...so....slow. (Like what I did there? hehe). Well after some searching we found these wonderful fry phrases. At first, I had my kiddos reading each group of words. But that was a bit boring. Don't get me wrong, the kiddos were doing great, but it didn't have that something extra. So Rebecca and I brainstormed and we decided we would shrink the words, print on golden cardstock, laminate and find a fry container and something to put the fries in!

Brilliant! So we found this cute fry container clipart from DJ Inkers (but you could easily use a real one too!) and we laminated it then cut a slit at the base of the fries. We put a snack baggie behind it (it is just small enough to let the fries poke through the slit). Then we made a mouth, because, well, who doesn't love eating fries?! Rebecca put hers on top of a bowl, I made a brown paper bag. Both have worked out great and we have sooo many students who want to do engage in this activity! We have students pull a fry, read the words, and then feed it to the mouth (adding a fun sound like, "yum" "mmmm" or "num, num, num" also puts a smile on the students' faces!) Love it!

What do you do to help build your struggling readers' fluency?

~ Katie and Rebecca


  1. We do a lot of familiar rereads and read poems too. :)

    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

    1. Thank you so much for sharing! We do a lot of readers theaters too - and that seems to help quite a bit!

      ~ Katie

  2. Omg-- that is so cute!! Love it ;)
    Teaching, Learning, & Loving

    1. Thank you so much! The kiddos love it and I adore how my proficient readers want to do this as well! It's amaze!

      ~ Katie

  3. What a wonderful idea! I'll have to remember this for next year! :)

    Tales of An Elementary Teacher

  4. I'm your newest follower! This is such a cute idea!


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