Monday, January 7, 2013

Superspeed Readers

So the other day, I saw a post about this Superspeed Reading program.  It's from the Whole Brain Teaching site which I've been hearing a lot about.  Now, I don't really know a lot about Whole Brain Teaching (or WBT), but I do know that this Superspeed Reading program looks like a lot of fun.  They have Superspeed 100SuperSpeed 100    and Superspeed 1000 SuperSpeed 1000  .  Basically, it works like this: you pair two kiddos up together - one a stronger reader and one a weaker reader.  They take turns reading alternate words.  The goal is to read as many words as they can in one minute.  After one minute, they mark their ending spot and then try again, this time they switch who goes first.  This allows both students to get a chance to read each word.  The Superspeed 100 is going to be perfect for my sweeties at the beginning of the year, or those who are still struggling with basic sight words.  It gives them the repetitive practice they need, but in a fun and engaging way.  Each time they break a "personal record" by reading farther than they did before, they get to put a check on a new personal record star.  I can't wait to try this out when my kids come back on Wednesday.  I think they're going to have so much fun!  If any of you have tried this (or Whole Brain Teaching) in your classroom, let me know how you like it.  If you'd like to try it with me, head over to the Whole Brain Teaching site to see how you can download your own copy for free!

1 comment:

  1. I have used this with my class and they really enjoyed it. It is a great, NONTHREATENING way to work on fluency with a peer.
    I haven't used it this year because I have so many ESE students, but I think they might be ready for it now.
    Thanks for sharing!