FREEBIE Reading Fluency Progress Trackers-- Improve fluency and get students involved in self-monitoring their reading. Give students a one-minute timed cold read. Have them chart the words read per minute. Then, practice re-reading. Finally, time them again for their one-minute hot read, and chart that number. A Peach for the Teach
Use tea strainers to make felted balls: Fill strainer with as much wool as possible. Consider mixing different colors. Dip it in warm water and shake vigorously for one minute. Open the ball and drop in a little detergent. Shake again. Reopen strainer and carefully turn the felted ball. Continue to shake the tea strainer in hot water until you get the desired firmness and size. Allow to dry!