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Robinson, Jo, NATE Classroom


Fluency Tutor

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Fluency Tutor is an exciting new product for KS1 and KS2, designed to accurately assess children's reading by using a method they love--ICT! What is special about this product is that it actively encourages pupils to improve their reading with a competitive edge. It also develops great home school partnerships as parents and carers can play a fundamental part in supporting their child's learning. In addition to this, teachers have the opportunity to choose the correct tasks for each individual pupil, knowing that these are accurately assessed against their lexile levels and supports the exact needs of each pupil. This truly ensures that personal learning is being addressed.

The resource is an online product, which has separate logins for both the teacher and pupil. The teacher can then set up the class in a variety of different ways--either as groups or as individual pupils. Activities can then be assigned to these groups. These can either be to support a pupil in practising their reading or as an assessment task. Before deciding on the level the pupil needs to be working on, the teacher can assign three different exercises and by using the graphs, the teacher can accurately set the correct lexile level--a more accurate assessment of the pupil's reading ability, which incorporates the pupils' chronological reading ages. Exercises can be set for a variety of different reasons, just like when you set a reading book for a pupil. …

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