Read the book, Petunia, then establish the procedure that there is no FAKE reading during independent reading time by students.
Establish that students pick a book that they want to read instead of that the teacher assigns a book to the child.
Establish with the students what independent reading looks like and sounds right. What are the expectations? When we look around the classroom, what does the teacher see and hear? What do the students? How is the teacher holding the students accountable?
Read the book Wolf to establish what fluency understanding means.
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