I swooned when I saw her Hashtag Fluency For Digital Natives unit but thought maybe my second graders wouldn’t “get it”. Oh boy, was I wrong! Ha! When I asked who knew what a hashtag was every little hand started waving frantically! I guess that was a pretty silly question! I forget how savvy they are sometimes!
Partners used these timers and took turns to see how many phrases they could read before the sand was gone. They graphed their progress each time they played.
Students also sorted “hashcards” (as one of my kiddos named them..Ha!) into piles of YES or NO depending on if they could read them correctly.
My students take home weekly fluency passages so they’re very familiar with how this works. I used these for partner reading. One partner read the phrases while the other followed along marking any errors then counting the number read correctly. I placed the lists in page protectors and had kids use dry erase markers. After both partners had a turn, they choral read all of the phrases.
Let me back up a minute and tell you that before introducing my class to all of this awesomeness I was a tad worried that I would undo all of my hard work in getting them to use capitals and punctuation each. and. every. time. they wrote a sentence. So before I even showed them all of the fun things we were about to do I showed them this…..
My class will be working on a super fun memory book next week that is a real keeper! I wanted a memory book of my own to keep so I thought it would be fun to make a hashtag memory book with all of the pictures I’ve grabbed throughout the year!
I LOVE how positive and encouraging they are toward each other. They had a blast looking back at all of our pictures and remembering the fun we’ve had this year!
I know we’re all swamped right about now, but hang in there and have some fun with your kiddos!