Grade Level Fluency Goals
1st Grade 80 Words Correct Per Minute
2nd 140 WCPM
Use the Free PDF fluency drills below for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade.
This is a small sample from my Eclectic Speller that the students use to have
fun reading and build reading fluency. Sample Reading Fluency Drills all grades The Story of Doctor Dolittle The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean Treasure Island Snow-White and Rose-Red Alice in Wonderland The Story that Wouldn’t be Told The Wind in the Willows The legend of Sleepy Hallow Macavity the Mystery Cat Under the Lilacs The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Special Sounds Hurry with my Food and Drink, Boy!
MARIANA and THE THREE COYOTESIn a far-off land there was once a little girl who was calledMariana, She was a happy child, but a little restless that she could notbe kept happy at school, why because of long Division, but must run away, withoutleave. WCPM 38One day she started off into a desert to gather wild flowers, and into thecactus to chase butterflies. She ran here and she ran there, and went sofar, at last, that she found herself in a lonely place, where she saw asnug little casa, in which three coyotes lived; but they were not then athome. WCPM 100The door was open, and Mariana pushed it open and found the place tobe quite empty, so she made up her mind to go in boldly, and look allabout the place, little thinking what sort of people lived there. WCPM 143Now the three coyotes had gone for a walk a little before Mariana arrived.They were the Daddy coyote, and the Mommy coyote, and the Babycoyote; but they had left their frijoles on the table to cool. So whenMariana came into the kitchen, she saw the three bowls of frijoles.She tasted the largest bowl, which belonged to the Daddy coyote andfound it too spicy; then she tasted the medium bowl of frijoles, whichbelonged to the Mommy coyote, and found it too salty; then she tastedthe smallest bowl, which belonged to the Baby coyote, and it was justright, and she ate it all up. She usually stayed away from beans becausethey always gave her gas! WCPM 267She went into the parlor, and there were three chairs. She tried thebiggest chair, which belonged to the Daddy coyote, and found it too high;then she tried the middle-sized chair, which belonged to theMommy coyote, and she found it too hard; then she tried the littlechair, which belonged to the Baby coyote, and found it just right, butshe sat in it so hard that she broke it. WCPM 341Now Mariana was by this time very tired, and she went upstairs tothe chamber, and there she found three beds. She tried the largest bed,which belonged to the Daddy coyote, and found it too soft; then she triedthe middle-sized bed, which belonged to the Mommy coyote, and shefound it too hard; then she tried the smallest bed, which belonged tothe Baby coyote, and found it just right, so she lay down upon it, andfell fast asleep. WCPM 421More Teacher Made Fluency Drills Grade 3, 4, 5 and 6 George Washington Carver George Washington Carver was an American scientist, botanist, educator, and inventor. He was born into slavery during the America Ci8vil wart in Missouri a year before the end of the war. CWPM 31 When George Washington Carver was only a week old, George, a sister, and his mother were kidnapped by night raiders from Arkansas. George's brother, James, was rushed to safety from the kidnappers. The kidnappers sold the slaves in Kentucky. Moses Carver hired John Bentley to find them, but he located only the infant George. Moses negotiated with the raiders to gain the boy's return. and rewarded Bentley. CWPM 99 After slavery was abolished, Moses Carver and his wife Susan raised George and his older brother James as their own children. They encouraged George to continue his love of learning and reading, and his "Auntie Susan" taught him the basics of reading and writing that he turned into a lifelong passion of learning. CWPM 147 African American people were not allowed to go to white only public schools in Diamond Grove. The nearest segregated school for African American children was 10 miles away in Neosho, George decided to go there to continue his education. When he reached the town, he found the school closed for the night. He slept in a nearby barn. By his own account, the next morning he met a kind woman, Mariah Watkins, from whom he wished to rent a room. When he identified himself as "Carver's George," as he had done his whole life, she replied that from now on his name was "George Carver". George liked this lady very much, and her words, "You must learn all you can, then go back out into the world and give your learning back to the people", made a great impression on him. CWPM 286
4TH GRADE FLUENCY DRILL
HANSEL AND GRETHEL Near the borders of a large forest dwelt in olden times a poor wood-cutter, who had two children--a boy named Hansel, and his sister, Grethel. They had very little to live upon, and once when there was a dreadful season of scarcity in the land, the poor wood-cutter could not earn sufficient to supply their daily food. WCPM 58 One evening, after the children were gone to bed, the parents sat talking together over their sorrow, and the poor husband sighed, and said to his wife, who was not the mother of his children, but their stepmother, "What will become of us, for I cannot earn enough to support myself and you, much less the children? what shall we do with them, for they must not starve?" WCPM 127 "I know what to do, husband," she replied; "early to-morrow morning we will take the children for a walk across the forest and leave them in the thickest part; they will never find the way home again, you may depend, and then we shall only have to work for ourselves." WCPM 179 "No, wife," said the man, "that I will never do. How could I have the heart to leave my children all alone in the wood, where the wild beasts would come quickly and devour them?"WCPM 215 "Oh, you fool," replied the stepmother, "if you refuse to do this, you know we must all four perish with hunger; you may as well go and cut the wood for our coffins." And after this she let him have no peace till he became quite worn out, and could not sleep for hours, but lay thinking in sorrow about his children. WCPM 280 The two children, who also were too hungry to sleep, heard all that their stepmother had said to their father. Poor little Grethel wept bitter tears as she listened, and said to her brother, "What is going to happen to us, Hansel?" WCPM 324
FLUENCY DRILL 5TH GRADE
THE STORY OF ALADDIN; OR, THE WONDERFUL LAMP In one of the large and rich cities of China, there once lived a tailor named Mustapha. He was very poor. He could hardly, by his daily labor, maintain himself and his family, which consisted only of his wife and a son. WCPM 42 His son, who was called Aladdin, was a very careless and idle fellow. He was disobedient to his father and mother, and would go out early in the morning and stay out all day, playing in the streets and public places with idle children of his own age. WCPM 92 When he was old enough to learn a trade, his father took him into his own shop, and taught him how to use his needle; but all his father's endeavors to keep him to his work were vain, for no sooner was his back turned, than he was gone for that day, Mustapha chastised him, but Aladdin was incorrigible, and his father, to his great grief, was forced to abandon him to his idleness; and was so much troubled about him, that he fell sick and died in a few months. WCPM 186 Aladdin, who was now no longer restrained by the fear of a father, gave himself entirely over to his idle habits, and was never out of the streets from his companions. This course he followed till he was fifteen years old, without giving his mind to any useful pursuit, or the least reflection on what would become of him. As he was one day playing, according to custom, in the street, with his evil associates, a stranger passing by stood to observe him. WCPM 279 This stranger was a sorcerer, known as the African magician, as he had been but two days arrived from Africa, his native country. The African magician, observing in Aladdin's countenance something which assured him that he was a fit boy for his purpose, inquired his name and history of some of his companions, and when he had learnt all he desired to know, went up to him, and taking him aside from his comrades, said, "Child, was not your father called Mustapha the tailor?" "Yes, sir," answered the boy, "but he has been dead a long time." WCPM 369
4TH GRADE FLUENCY DRILL
PUSS IN BOOTS There was a miller who had three sons, and when he died he divided what he possessed among them in the following manner: He gave his mill to the eldest, his ass to the second, and his cat to the youngest. Each of the brothers accordingly took what belonged to him, without the help of an attorney, who would soon have brought their little fortune to nothing, in law expenses. The poor young fellow who had nothing but the cat, complained that he was hardly used: "My brothers," said he, "by joining their stocks together, may do well in the world, but for me, when I have eaten my cat, and made a fur cap of his skin, I may soon die of hunger!" WCPM 124 The cat, who all this time sat listening just inside the door of a cupboard, now ventured to come out and addressed him as follows: "Do not thus afflict yourself, my good master. You have only to give me a bag, and get a pair of boots made for me, so that I may scamper through the dirt and the brambles, and you shall see that you are not so ill provided for as you imagine." Though the cat's master did not much depend upon these promises, yet, as he had often observed the cunning tricks puss used to catch the rats and mice, such as hanging upon his hind legs, and hiding in the meal to make believe that he was dead, he did not entirely despair of his being of some use to him in his unhappy condition. WCPM 266 When the cat had obtained what he asked for, he gayly began to equip himself: he drew on his boots; and putting the bag about his neck, he took hold of the strings with his fore paws, and bidding his master take courage, immediately sallied forth. The first attempt Puss made was to go into a warren in which there were a great number of rabbits. He put some bran and some parsley into his bag; and then stretching himself out at full length as if he was dead, he waited for some young rabbits, who as yet knew nothing of the cunning tricks of the world, to come and get into the bag, the better to feast upon the dainties he had put into it. WCPM 394 Scarcely had he lain down before he succeeded as well as could be wished. A giddy young rabbit crept into the bag, and the cat immediately drew the strings, and killed him without mercy. Puss, proud of his prey, hastened directly to the palace, where he asked to speak to the king. On being shown into the apartment of his majesty, he made a low bow, and said, "I have brought you, sire, this rabbit from the warren of my lord the marquis of Carabas, who commanded me to present it to your majesty with the assurance of his respect." (This was the title the cat thought proper to bestow upon his master.) "Tell my lord marquis of Carabas," replied the king, "that I accept of his present with pleasure, and that I am greatly obliged to him." Soon after, the cat laid himself down in the same manner in a field of corn, and had as much good fortune as before; for two fine partridges got into his bag, which he immediately killed and carried to the palace: the king received them as he had done
the rabbit, and ordered his servants to give the messenger something to
drink. In this manner he continued to carry presents of game to the king from my lord marquis of Carabas, once at least in every week. WCPM 621
4TH/5TH GRADE FLUENCY DRILL
THE SLEEPING BEAUTY IN THE WOOD
Once upon a time there was a king and a queen who grieved sorely that they had no children. When at last the queen gave birth to a daughter the king was so overjoyed that he gave a great christening feast, the like of which had never before been known. He asked all the fairies in the land--there were seven all told--to stand godmothers to the little princess, hoping that each might give her a gift, and so she should have all imaginable perfections. WCPM 86 After the christening, all the company returned to the palace, where a great feast had been spread for the fairy godmothers. Before each was set a magnificent plate, with a gold knife and a gold fork studded with diamonds and rubies. Just as they were seating themselves, however, there entered an old fairy who had not been invited because more than fifty years ago she had shut herself up in a tower and it was supposed that she was either dead or enchanted. WCPM 171 The king ordered a cover to be laid for her, but it could not be a massive gold one like the others, for only seven had been ordered made. The old fairy thought herself ill-used and muttered between her teeth. One of the young fairies, overhearing her, and fancying she might work some mischief to the little baby, went and hid herself behind the hangings in the hall, so as to be able to have the last word and undo any harm the old fairy might wish to work. The fairies now began to endow the princess. The youngest, for her gift, decreed that she should be the most beautiful person in the world; the next that she should have the mind of an angel; the third that she should be perfectly graceful; the fourth that she should dance admirably well; the fifth, that she should sing like a nightingale; the sixth, that she should play charmingly upon every musical instrument. The turn of the old fairy had now come, and she declared, while her head shook with malice, that the princess should pierce her hand with a spindle and die of the wound. This dreadful fate threw all the company into tears of dismay, when the young fairy who had hidden herself came forward and said: WCPM 390 "Be of good cheer, king and queen; your daughter shall not so die. It is true I cannot entirely undo what my elder has done. The princess will pierce her hand with a spindle, but, instead of dying, she will only fall into a deep sleep. The sleep will last a hundred years, and at the end of that time a king's son will come to wake her." WCPM 460 The king, in hopes of preventing what the old fairy had foretold, immediately issued an edict by which he forbade all persons in his dominion from spinning or even having spindles in their houses under pain of instant death. WCPM 501 Now fifteen years after the princess was born she was with the king and queen at one of their castles, and as she was running about by herself she came to a little chamber at the top of a tower, and there sat an
honest old woman spinning, for she had never heard of the king's edict.
Common Core Practice Test Reading Passages with Bloom's and WEBB's Test Questions | One or Two minute Fluency Drills 4th, 5th, and 6th GradeGrade | Class 4, 5 and 6 Fluency DrillsTales of Space and Time | The Crystal EggWells, H. G.There was, until a year ago, a little and very grimy-looking shop near Seven Dials, over which, in weather-worn yellow lettering, the name of "C. Cave, Naturalist and Dealer in Antiquities," was inscribed. The contents of its window were curiously variegated. They comprised some elephant tusks and an imperfect set of chessmen, beads and weapons, a box of eyes, two skulls of tigers and one human, several moth-eaten stuffed monkeys (one holding a lamp), an old-fashioned cabinet, a flyblown ostrich egg or so, some fishing-tackle, and an extraordinarily dirty, empty glass fish-tank. There was also, at the moment the story begins, a mass of crystal, worked into the shape of an egg and brilliantly polished. And at that two people, who stood outside the window, were looking, one of them a tall, thin clergyman, the other a black-bearded young man of dusky complexion and unobtrusive costume. The dusky young man spoke with eager gesticulation, and seemed anxious for his companion to purchase the article. CWPM 164 While they were there, Mr. Cave came into his shop, his beard still wagging with the bread and butter of his tea. When he saw these men and the object of their regard, his countenance fell. He glanced guiltily over his shoulder, and softly shut the door. He was a little old man, with pale face and peculiar watery blue eyes; his hair was a dirty grey, and he wore a shabby blue frock coat, an ancient silk hat, and carpet slippers very much down at heel. He remained watching the two men as they talked. The clergyman went deep into his trouser pocket, examined a handful of money, and showed his teeth in an agreeable smile. Mr. Cave seemed still more depressed when they came into the shop. The clergyman, without any ceremony, asked the price of the crystal egg. Mr. Cave glanced nervously towards the door leading into the parlor, and said five pounds. The clergyman protested that the price was high, to his companion as well as to Mr. Cave—it was, indeed, very much more than Mr. Cave had intended to ask, when he had stocked the article—and an attempt at bargaining ensued. Mr. Cave stepped to the shop-door, and held it open. "Five pounds is my price," he said, as though he wished to save himself the trouble of unprofitable discussion. As he did so, the upper portion of a woman's face appeared above the blind in the glass upper panel of the door leading into the parlor, and stared curiously at the two customers. "Five pounds is my price," said Mr. Cave, with a quiver in his voice. CWPM 275 + 164Blooms and WEBB'S DOK Discussion Questions!!
- How would you finish writing this story?
- What conclusions can you draw from both people wanting to buy the article (The Crystal Egg)?
- How would you react to finding a brilliantly polished Crystal Egg in a thrift shop?
- Can you predict some outcomes if ether or neither of the men purchase the The Crystal Egg?
- What is your interpretation of the author’s main idea or moral to this story?
- How would you describe the opening sequence of events and their importance to the story?
- Can you elaborate on the reason why the author used contrasting characters that want to buy the The Crystal Egg?
- What would happen if the The Crystal Egg has supernatural power or amazing alien technology?
- Can you formulate a theory for why the men want to buy The Crystal Egg?
- Can you explain what it means when Anna feels ground to the bone by her boss?
- How would you compare the tone of The Crystal Egg to other Science fiction stories?
- How would you summarize the feelings of the merchant towards the customers?
- What do you notice about the authors use of Mr. Caves demeanor and falling countenance?The Complete PDF Book Feedbooks Free Online BooksAntiquity noun(usually plural) objects or customs belonging to ancient times.This wing of the museum is dedicated to antiquities.Comprise transitive verbto include. The fitness center comprises a pool as well as racquetball courts.to consist of. This list comprises the names of all the students who passed the reading test.Countenance nounapproval or an expression of approval.She gave little countenance to her assistant's proposal.His parents refused to give their countenance to the marriage.Dusky adjectivedark or rather dark in hue.a dusky complexionGesticulation nounthe act or an instance of using hand movements, as to add emphasis or expressiveness to speech. He could not hear what she was saying, but her frantic gesticulation told him that something was very wrong.Inscribe transitive verbto write one's name or a short comment or dedication in or on (a book, photograph, or the like given as a present). He asked the composer to inscribe his copy of the sheet music.Naturalist nouna person who has expertise in or is devoted to the study of the natural sciences, especially botany and zoology.Peculiar adjectivebelonging distinctively or uniquely to a person, group, thing, or situation. a habit that is peculiar to batsUnobtrusive adjectivenot noticeable; inconspicuous.Variegated adjectiveshowing variety or diversity, especially in having patches, spots, streaks, or the like of various colors.
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