Our district gives the Dibels test 3 times a year. I have been working hard with the kiddos since the end of September on these Dibels components. We started out with Letter Naming Fluency for homework practice. Then we moved into segmenting and initial sound fluency. And finally we have worked on reading nonsense words.
We have worked on them during our reading time and I have included them this year in my homework packet. These have proven to be SOOOOOOO useful this year in both my classroom for practice and for an easy way to involve parents with these Dibels goals.
Here is what I have used this 2011-2012 school year. You can find it on our TPT store:
Letter Naming Fluency and Initial Sound Fluency Homework Packet for only $1.00
Segmenting Words for Dibels and Dibels Next Practice for $1.00
Nonsense Words Homework For Dibels and Dibels Next Practice for $1.00
I have used these above "homework packets" in my classroom too for Dibels practicing. I put them right up on my SMARTBoard each morning for us to practice. I have put these cards at a center for them to use during their Daily 5 read to self and read to someone. Some cards have dots for those kids who need tracking and the other cards do not have dots. I use these with parent volunteers and University observation students.
Nonsense Cards For Dibels and Dibels Next Practice for $1.50
Since the last testing was completed I have been asking myself...How Can I Keep My Top Kids Challenged? All of my top kids can "read" the nonsense words by reading the whole word and not sound it out. I am finding my "middle of the pack" kids are able to read some of those whole word, but are able to meet the end of the year benchmark goal now on sounding out those individual sounds. So, we have put together some "fluency cards" or "fluency booklets" for the kiddos to work on to keep there skills moving towards next year's oral reading fluency benchmarks.
Cruising Through Fluency Phrases (click this for easy access to our TPT store) is a packet that we have put together to practice reading phrases. We practice reading them with expression and at a "faster" pace for fluency. These can be put into booklets for the students or you can make individual cards. I made booklets for every child in my room. When the students come into my class first thing in the morning and get their morning jobs done, this is one of the things they do when their morning jobs are all done. We also work on reading them together as a "choral read" during our reading block. This booklet is incorporated into my Daily 5. The students read this booklet to their self and also use it to read to someone else.
I made some sets of these cards for the students to use, too. They have used them with a parent volunteer, their second grade helper, and as a different "type
of book that they can read.
We are currently working on some ideas for my next homework packet to round out the end of the year. It has to do with some Oral Reading Passages. It will be up and ready in the next couple of weeks since our 3rd nine weeks is over in the middle of March. This booklet will take me to the end of the year.
What Do You Do For Dibels Practicing? We would love to hear!! Leave us a comment!
Oh, forgot to tell ya...I made a TON and I mean a TON of Dr. Seuss Math Freebies coming your way throughout the week. Gotta finish them up!!
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