Get Reading Right Teacher Books Sample © Get Reading Right 2022 5 Phrase and Sentence Reading In phrase and sentence reading, students are given a sheet of ten phrases and/or sentences. In the first Toolkit, the students will read short phrases. Each sheet corresponds to a set of phonemes and camera words as outlined in the phonics scope and sequence, or are common phrases found in decodable texts. After students have mastered reading phrases, they move onto reading sentences. All sentences are fully decodable and contain only camera words that have been mastered in lower levels. When should teachers teach fluency? Fluency should be taught as explicitly and as systematically as any other area of reading. Fluency should be taught during daily modelled and shared reading lessons and assessed during guided reading. Practising of fluency should occur for ten minutes every day in fluency mini lessons. If finding time is a challenge, at least 10 minutes a day for three days is necessary. Increased fluency happens over time. Short, sharp mini lessons are better than intermittent, longer lessons. That's why this book sets out a series of mini lessons using the "Rocket Reading Folder". Reading to students One thing you can do to model fluent reading is to read to your class every day. Not only are you modelling how to read with expression, but you are also helping students to build academic background knowledge and a sense of story. We recommend you ‘strive for five’- that is, try to read to your class five times a day. This needn’t take long. Read short nursery rhymes, poems, digital books, simple non-fiction, decodable texts, and a variety of quality picture books. Listening to reading We recommend children listen to stories being read using headphones or something similar. Listening to texts being read is a great independent reading rotation and takes little preparation and no marking!