Developing Automatic Recognition of Letters and Sounds
What are fluency grids?
Fluency grids are a simple tool that allows for targeted instruction. After careful analysis of a letter-sound assessment, the teacher can create a fluency grid with 2-6 letters requiring additional practice. When instructing emergent readers in letter/sound recognition (i.e. the alphabetic principle), the focus can be naming the letters and producing the sounds, naming the letters only, or producing the sounds only. Each session is intensive, lasting only 5-10 minutes.
The following videos demonstrate how to use fluency grids effectively: