These voice sticks are the perfect companion to any reading fluency activity! Students will love trying all the new voices as they practice reading. There are 24 different sticks included. They are super easy to make; all you need is some popsicle sticks and tape/hot glue. Instructions are included too.
Do you need activities to go with these sticks? Here are some ideas:
Fluency Centers (voice sticks included already)
Fluency Reading Passages
Sentence Fluency Worksheets
Why is fluency important?
Fluency is the ability to read accurately, at a good pace and with expression. It is an important skill for students to develop as it is the pathway to deeper comprehension. When our students spend most of their reading experience trying to decode words, there is less working memory available for them to really comprehend and connect with what they are reading. ‘Decoding’ becomes the job, whereas in fluent readers, ‘understanding’ becomes the job.