Top Ways to Use an Alphabet Arc for Fluency, Punctuation, and Alphabetizing Skills

 

Today's blog is part 2 of a 3 part series on alphabet tasks you can incorporate into your lessons to build fluency, punctuation work, and alphabetizing skills. 

Hi friends. In part 1 of the series, we spoke about moving beyond the ABC song to help students recognize letters in print using the alphabet arc. Today, we will explore using the alphabet arc to build fluency knowledge, punctuation, and alphabetizing skills. If you missed part 1 of the series, click HERE to learn about sequencing tasks with the alphabet arc. 

So, What is Fluency?

Fluency is NOT the skill of reading fast! When we read fluently, we read words accurately and at a rate that allows proper expression, phrasing, and intonation. This ability to read well, or automatically, aids in deeper comprehension. 

When students struggle to read fluently, reading comprehension can be affected. This happens because the reader exerts a great deal of cognitive energy and focus on decoding the words,...

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