Thursday, July 11, 2019


These cards can be used in a variety of ways to practice information with silly voices. 

What? copies of fluency cards, heavy paper, scissors, small box (such as an individual cereal box)

Why? nursery rhymes, sight words, group reading, math facts, counting

When? large group or small group

How? Run off copies of the fluency cards on heavy paper. Cut apart and place in the box. Choose several children to pick a “voice.” Use that “voice” to say rhymes, count, read over the word wall, and so forth.

Here are a few examples of different ways you can repeat information.

Three Bears
Speak papa bear style (with a deep voice), mama bear style (with a prissy voice), and baby bear style (with a wee voice).


Put your index finger between your lips and vibrate as you talk.

With a Cold
Children hold their nose and read like their nose is stuffed.

Lip Sinc
Mouth the words.

Read text with different emotions, such as happy, sad, angry, sleepy, etc. Which one fits the text best?

Extend arms and sing words dramatically.

Let children come up with their own creative voices.

You can download the fluency cards here:

Here’s a video where you can watch me demonstrate the different styles and strategies. The more dramatic you are, the more your students will get involved.