Thursday, March 5, 2015

Literally Literably

So, I don't know how things roll in every state.  But in Oregon, my students are constantly monitored on their reading fluency.  As a 5th grade teacher facing the common core, fluency is something that can often be put on the back burner.  To help with this problem, I have found an app that makes it easier to assess and incorporate fluency more often.  The app is called Literably.  The app is free.  It allows up to 10 fluency recordings.  The app contains various reading samples at various reading levels.  You can choose if you would like your students to type or record a retelling.  If you would like unlimited recordings, there is a subscription cost of $19 a month.

The really exciting thing about this app, is that a real human person listens to your student read the passage.  That moderator then does a full miscue analysis.  Here is an example from an analysis of one of my student's fluency samples.  Pretty great right?  Visit the site to find out more at