Wednesday, February 13, 2013

FREE Reading Resources

I have some readers who really struggle with fluency so while I was searching for some ways to help I stumbled upon the Florida Center for Reading Research.

Let me tell you, I felt like I hit the jackpot! They have some really neat student activities for grades K-5. 

When you go to the website you'll see the spot on the right for Instructional Materials for Teachers. If you click on that it will show the Student Center Activities split up by grades.

I clicked 2-3 since I teach 3rd grade. You'll be taken to a page where the resources are then split up by category including fluency, comprehension, vocabulary etc. 

 Under each of those headings you'll find PDF's of several types of student activities. 

One that I found under the Fluency section was this Affix Zip activity. 

Students practices reading the affixes and they record their progress on the little chart shown below. A lot of the activities have these progress tracking charts which is great for motivating students.
This next activity is practice with common syllables. There are several pages and they can be printed, cut, and laminated into flashcards.

You may not be able to use everything from this site, but I'm sure you'll find a few resources that will be helpful. The best part is that it's all FREE! What teacher doesn't love that!?


  1. I used that site before I knew about all of the great blogs and TPT resources out there. I actually kind of forgot about it until now. It is a fantastic resource and I will have to go revisit it! Thanks for sharing!

    The REAL Teachers of Orange County

  2. I'm glad that they're all FREE :)