Thursday, April 12, 2012

3rd grade Fluency Drills, Reading Fluency Drills, Fluency Practice

 Use the 3rd grade Fluency Drills bellow for Reading Fluency Practice
Free pdf Fluency Drills 3rd Grade 

Reading Fluency and Speed Reading Drills 

Free PDF Second Grade Reading Fluency Passages and Timed One Minute Reading Drills | Unseen Reading Passages 
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

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THE STORY OF ALADDIN Fluency Drill 3rd Grade RL 4.4 
In one of the large and rich cities of China there once lived a tailor
named Mustapha. He was so poor that he could barely feed himself 
and his family, which consisted only of his wife and a son. CWPM 38
This son, Aladdin, was a very careless, irresponsible, and disobedient child. 
He would leave home late in the morning and play all day in the streets never 
learning to read or write. When he was old enough, his father tried to teach 
him the tailor's trade, but Mustapha no sooner turned his back than the boy 
was gone for the day. He was frequently punished, but it was fruitless; and at
 last the father gave him up as a hopeless freeloader, and in a few months 
died of the grief Aladdin caused him. CWPM 129
The boy, now free from restraint, became worse than ever. Until he was
fifteen, he spent all his time with un-energetic companions, never thinking 
how useless a man this would make of him. Playing with his wicked friends 
one day, a stranger passing by stood to observe him. CWPM 179
The stranger was a person known as the African magician. Only two days
before, he had arrived from Africa, his native country; and, seeing in
Aladdin's face something that showed the boy to be well fitted for his
purposes, he had taken pains to learn all that he could find out about
him. CWPM 232
"Child," he said to Aladdin, calling him aside, "was not your father
called Mustapha the tailor?"
"Yes, sir," answered the boy; "but he has been dead a long time."
Then the African magician embraced Aladdin and hugged him, saying with
tears in his eyes, "I am your uncle. I knew you at first sight; you
are so like my dear brother." Then he gave the boy a handful of money,
and said, "Give my love to your mother, and tell her that I will visit
her to-morrow, that I may see where my good brother lived and died."
"You have no uncle," said Aladdin's mother when she had heard his
story. "Neither your father nor I ever had a brother."
Again the next day the magician found Aladdin playing in the streets,
and embraced him as before, and put two pieces of gold into his hand,
saying, "Carry this to your mother. Tell her I shall come to eat with
you to-night; but show me first where you live."
THE STORY OF SINDBAD THE SAILOR 3rd Grade Fluency Drill RL 3.3 
In the reign of the same Caliph, Haroun Al-Raschid, of whom we have
already heard, there lived at Bagdad a poor janitor called Hindbad. 
One day, when the weather was very hot, he was employed to carry 
a heavy burden from one end of the town to the other. Being much 
fatigued, he took off his load, and sat upon it, near a large mansion. WCMP 65
He was much pleased that he stopped at this place, for the air was
completely filled with the pleasant scent of wood of aloes and
rose-water, wafted from the house. Besides, he heard from within a
concert of sweet music, mixed with the notes of nightingales and other
birds. There was also the smell of several sorts of savory dishes, and
Hindbad was sure there must be a great feast within. He knew not to
whom the mansion belonged, and asked one of the servants standing by
the gate in rich apparel. WCPM 158
"How," replied the servant, "do you live in Bagdad, and know not that
this is the house of Sindbad the Sailor, the famous voyager who has
sailed around the world?" WCPM 189
The janitor lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, loud enough to be
"Almighty Creator of all things, consider the difference between
Sindbad and me! Every day I suffer fatigue and distress, and can
scarce get coarse barley bread for myself and my family, even as happy
Sindbad freely spends vast riches, and leads a life of unbroken
pleasure. What has he done to obtain from thee a lot so agreeable? And
what have I done to deserve one so wretched?" WCPM 272
While the janitor was speaking thus, a servant came out of the house,
and, taking him by the arm, made him enter, for Sindbad, his master,
wanted to speak to him. He was led into a great hall, where many
people sat round a table covered with all sorts of savory dishes. At
the upper end sat a handsome, venerable gentleman, with a long white
beard, and behind him stood a number of officers and servants, all
ready to attend his pleasure. This person was Sindbad. Hindbad was
much abashed, and saluted the company trembling. But Sindbad seated
him at his right hand and served him himself with excellent wine.

Now Sindbad had heard the janitor's complaint through the window, and
this it was that led him to send for Hindbad. When the feast was over,
Sindbad addressed him, asking his name and employment, and said, "I
wish to hear from your own mouth what you said just now in the

In a far-off land there was once a little girl who was called
Mariana, She was a happy child, but a little  restless that she could not
be kept happy at school, why because of long Division, but must run away, without 
leave. WCPM 38
One day she started off into a desert to gather wild flowers, and into the
cactus to chase butterflies. She ran here and she ran there, and went so
far, at last, that she found herself in a lonely place, where she saw a
snug little casa, in which three coyotes lived; but they were not then at
home. WCPM 100
The door was open, and Mariana pushed it open and found the place to
be quite empty, so she made up her mind to go in boldly, and look all
about the place, little thinking what sort of people lived there. WCPM 143
Now the three coyotes had gone for a walk a little before Mariana arrived. 
They were the Daddy coyote, and the Mommy coyote, and the Baby 
coyote; but they had left their frijoles on the table to cool. So when 
Mariana came into the kitchen, she saw the three bowls of frijoles.
She tasted the largest bowl, which belonged to the Daddy coyote and 
found it too spicy; then she tasted the medium bowl of frijoles, which 
belonged to the Mommy coyote, and found it too salty; then she tasted 
the smallest bowl, which belonged to the Baby coyote, and it was just
right, and she ate it all up. She usually stayed away from beans because 
they always gave her gas! WCPM 267
She went into the parlor, and there were three chairs. She tried the
biggest chair, which belonged to the Daddy coyote, and found it too high;
then she tried the middle-sized chair, which belonged to the
Mommy coyote, and she found it too hard; then she tried the little
chair, which belonged to the Baby coyote, and found it just right, but
she sat in it so hard that she broke it. WCPM 341
Now Mariana was by this time very tired, and she went upstairs to
the 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 tried
the middle-sized bed, which belonged to the Mommy coyote, and she
found it too hard; then she tried the smallest bed, which belonged to
the Baby coyote, and found it just right, so she lay down upon it, and
fell fast asleep. WCPM 421


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


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

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