Saturday, January 5, 2013

Fluency Timer Pro App- Intervention and Enrichment


Fluency Timer is an adjustable timer that automatically records students' fluency readings for playback and sharing. Just press record and the app will automatically stop at the end of one minute (or whatever time you select). It's simple enough for even students to use it. At the end of the recording, name your file and play it back or delete it from the built in library. 



My second graders use the Fluency Timer Pro App on our 30 iPod Touches along with the QuickReads Program. 
What is QuickReads?

QuickReads is a research-based and classroom-validated program that systematically increases fluency, builds vocabulary and background knowledge, and improves comprehension. Through a unique combination of text and consistent instructional routine, QuickReads results in improved reading proficiency for students at all ability levels.


I borrowed several different sets of books from our Title I Reading teacher. One set I use as intervention for students who are struggling with fluency. A different set I use for enrichment to challenge students who need harder material. 
(I am lucky that I work with great people who share!)
I highly recommend this APP! 
It's ONLY 99cents!
The best part about this app is that students can email the recordings and you can listen to them when you have time! You can also forward the recordings to parents!
Click HERE to download FREE iPod or iPad Direction Sheet. 
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.5 
Create audio recordings of stories or poems; add drawings or other visual displays to stories or recounts of experiences when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.

3 comments:

  1. I'm the teacher who created Fluency Timer. I'm so glad that you're finding it valuable and love the direction sheet you created to go with it.

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  2. Thank you so much for making it! I wish I knew how to make apps! I am addicted to searching and finding new ones. Some day I hope to learn how to make one! You made it exactly how I like it! Simple and easy to use! I can't wait to share it at my tech conference that I am presenting at in February. How many apps have you made and do you have a link of them all for me to check out?

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  3. Thank you for sharing this kind of app! Many Timer app are in trends now a days, and I'd like to share Clear Timer App, it is also good and user friendly, it is easy to use. check this out here.

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