What Are Fluency Practice Libraries?
Independent reading of engaging books at appropriate levels builds fluency and confidence. SIPPS Fluency Practice libraries provide age-appropriate collections of books specially chosen for characteristics of decodability to support struggling readers. These libraries help students make the transition from decodable texts to trade books.
There are two Fluency Practice Libraries to support your SIPPS instruction.
Fluency Practice Library
for Grades 1–3
This library consists of easy-to-read books that help students make the transition from controlled-vocabulary texts to trade books. The book choice is based on research into the most appropriate books for children who are mastering the spelling-pattern phase of reading development.
This 150-book library is organized into 5 collections. Each collection contains 30 fiction and nonfiction titles representing a range of authors and popular series. Lexile levels are provided. Use these books either with SIPPS Extension Level, or to create or round out your classroom library. Find them in our online store here.
Hi/Lo Fluency Practice Library
for Grades 4–12
Give older struggling readers books they want to read. Struggling older readers need to read independently to practice their growing decoding abilities. The Hi/Lo Fluency Practice Library meets this need by providing high-interest, low-readability books.
The Hi/Lo Fluency Practice Library is organized into three grade ranges (grades 4–6, 6–8, and 9–12), each with 2 sets of 20 books. Lexile levels are provided for every book. The books in this library were carefully selected to appeal to students at each grade range. The books were chosen for their high-interest content, as well as for their controlled vocabulary and low Lexile levels. Use these books either with the SIPPS Plus decoding program, or to create or round out your classroom library. Find them in our online store here.