Building Fluency Through Practice & Performance: Grade 2

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Teacher Created Materials, Apr 11, 2008 - Education - 128 pages
Increase student fluency levels through repeated reading of traditional poems, songs, reader's theater, and monologues. Based on Dr. Timothy Rasinski's important fluency research, these books are ideal for ELL students. ZIP file includes audio recordings of the songs, as well as the songs presented in PowerPoint for whole class participation.

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Contents

Introduction
7
Come to the Window
14
jerryTiggs Guinea Pig
20
TaffyWas aWeIshman
26
Time to Rise
32
The Duck and theTurkey 60 The City Mouse
61
OneTwoThree
68
You Are Old Father William 80 Weather I
84
Iroquois Thanksgiving
91
Science IsAmazing
98
Copyright

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Page 75 - SHADOW I HAVE a little shadow that goes in and out with me, And what can be the use of him is more than I can see. He is very, very like me from the heels up to the head; And I see him jump before me, when I jump into my bed.
Page 69 - And does it not seem hard to you, When all the sky is clear and blue, And I should like so much to play, To have to go to bed by day...
Page 78 - and gave a look askance Said he thanked the whiting kindly, but he would not join the dance. Would not, could not, would not, could not, could not join the dance. Would not, could not, would not, could not, could not join the dance. 'What matters it how far we go?
Page 14 - A bird came down the walk: He did not know I saw; He bit an angle-worm in halves And ate the fellow, raw. And then he drank a dew From a convenient grass, And then hopped sidewise to the wall To let a beetle pass. He glanced with rapid eyes That hurried all...
Page 20 - THERE lived a sage in days of yore, And he a handsome pigtail wore ; But wondered much and sorrowed more Because it hung behind him. He mused upon this curious case, And swore he'd change the pigtail's place, And have it hanging at his face, Not dangling there behind him. Says he, " The mystery I've found ; I'll turn me round," — he turned him round; But still it hung behind him.
Page 56 - Over the river and through the wood, To grandfather's house we go; The horse knows the way To carry the sleigh Through the white and drifted snow. Over the river and through the wood — Oh, how the wind does blow! It stings the toes And bites the nose, As over the ground we go. Over the river and through the wood, To have a first-rate play; Hear the bells ring, ' ' Ting-a-ling-ding ! '
Page 44 - Oh dear, what can the matter be? Dear, dear, what can the matter be? Oh dear, what can the matter be? Johnny's so long at the fair, 2.
Page 35 - Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away; for lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers appear on the earth, the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land.
Page 101 - Once there was a little boy With curly hair and pleasant eye, A boy who always told the truth, And never, never told a lie. And when he trotted off to school, The children all about would cry, " There goes the curly-headed boy, The boy that never tells a lie.

About the author (2008)

Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D., is a Professor of Literacy Education at Kent State University. He is the author of several best-selling books and numerous articles on reading education, word study, and reading fluency. He is a popular and frequent presenter at reading and literacy conferences nationwide. His research is cited by the National Reading Panel in the development of Reading First, and he is currently coeditor of the Journal of Literacy Research.

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