In my last post, I gave a brief overview of Spelling Fluency and why I used it with my spelling program. In this post, I will detail the steps for using Spelling Fluency in your classroom along with tips for managing it.
Before starting a fluency program, decide its purpose. As I stated in the last post, I used Spelling Fluency as a tool for students to learn words that are “rule-breakers” or those that follow rules that haven’t yet been learned. However, fluency practices can also be a way to enforce words, rules, or patterns that students have a difficult time remembering.