Assignable Fluency Passages List

“Cold” Fluency Activities

There are 36 fluency passages that can be used throughout the year to help assess your students’ oral reading fluency. These new fluency activities are “cold” in the sense that they are not dependent on an accompanying book for context.

Follow the steps below to manually assign or reassign a fluency activity.

  • Open the Activity Explorer.

  • Under the Oral Reading Fluency section, select the grade level equivalent for which you’d like to see passages.

  • Select the time of year you’re in (Beginning, Middle, or End).

  • Find the Fluent Reader activity and click the +/list icon to add the activity to a playlist.

  • Edit the playlist to include the student(s) you’d like to receive the fluency activity.

Following the table below, you can see where to locate “contextualized” fluency activities that are delivered automatically to students as part of their learning sequence.

Fluency Passage

Word Count

Grade Level

Lexile

Location

Boat Show

77

1

260

Oral Reading Fluency

Kim and the Seeds

54

1

210

Oral Reading Fluency

Snakes

81

1

220

Oral Reading Fluency

Black Bears

90

1

280

Oral Reading Fluency

Chip and His Friends

103

1

320

Oral Reading Fluency

The Biggest Birds

142

1

300

Oral Reading Fluency

Pam's Day at the Park

82

2

300

Oral Reading Fluency

Carry Me

87

2

470

Oral Reading Fluency

Ella and Bella

142

2

400

Oral Reading Fluency

Snow Monkeys

107

2

460

Oral Reading Fluency

Babysitting

136

2

490

Oral Reading Fluency

Earth Day

146

2

450

Oral Reading Fluency

Who Will Be Kind?

137

3

550

Oral Reading Fluency

The Oldest Tortoise

150

3

610

Oral Reading Fluency

Chocolate Mess 

108

3

740

Oral Reading Fluency

Look, Up in the Sky

136

3

720

Oral Reading Fluency

Whistles in the Wind

240

3

790

Oral Reading Fluency

Music Gets Personal 

147

3

770

Oral Reading Fluency

Rainforest Doctor 

168

4

780

Oral Reading Fluency

Jane Goodall 

110

4

800

Oral Reading Fluency

The Coat: An African Folktale 

162

4

880

Oral Reading Fluency

Zero-Gravity Nutrition 

207  

4

900

Oral Reading Fluency

The Cherry Tree 

223

4

950

Oral Reading Fluency

The Cardinal 

142

4

1080

Oral Reading Fluency

The Mountain Owl

225

5

900

Oral Reading Fluency

Understanding Wasps and Bees

191

5

980

Oral Reading Fluency

The New Kid

196

5

980

Oral Reading Fluency

Elijah Cummings

156

5

1060

Oral Reading Fluency

Sasha

165

5

970

Oral Reading Fluency

A Black Hole is NOT a Hole

210

5

990

Oral Reading Fluency

Swiss Family Robinson

202

6

990

Oral Reading Fluency

Becoming a Knight

162

6

1010

Oral Reading Fluency

Marissa's Lake

141

6

1100

Oral Reading Fluency

Bees vs Wasps

169

6

1060

Oral Reading Fluency

Night at the Orchestra

177

6

1170

Oral Reading Fluency

Susan La Flesche Picotte

200

6

1110

Oral Reading Fluency

Contextualized Fluency Activities

The passages below represent the original fluency activities available in Language & Literacy. These activities are automatically assigned at different points in a student’s learning path. Each passage reflects the themes, characters, and content of the book lesson from which the fluency activity is launched.

To manually assign or reassign one of the passages listed below, open the Activity Explorer.

  • Under the Literacy section, select from one of three categories: Beginning Books, Transition Books, or Leveled Books.

  • Find the correct book number and then scroll to find the Fluent Reader activity and click the +/list icon to add the activity to a playlist.

  • Edit the playlist to include the student(s) you’d like to receive the fluency activity.

Fluency Passage

Word Count

Grade Level

Location

Book Number

The Prize

79

K

Beginning Books

18

Crash!

84

K

Beginning Books

21

I Hate This Bike

76

K

Beginning Books

24

Oh the Pain!

93

1

Beginning Books

27

Stuck

98

1

Beginning Books

30

The Trunk of Money

92

1

Beginning Books

33

The Cool Ball

85

1

Beginning Books

36

A Walk in the Dark

93

1

Beginning Books

39

Let’s Draw

104

1

Beginning Books

42

First Place

103

1

Beginning Books

45

Action!

95

1

Beginning Books

48

The Tiger and the Fox

151

2

Transition Books

51B

King Midas

158

2

Transition Books

54B

Hide and Seek

149

2

Leveled Books

55

Symbols and Secrets

158

2

Leveled Books

58

Don’t Eat Me!

155

2

Leveled Books

59

World of Celebrations

152

2

Leveled Books

62

I Don’t Understand

154

2

Leveled Books

63

Lost

156

2

Leveled Books

66

Ben’s Big Ideas

153

2

Leveled Books

68

Weightless in Space

152

2

Leveled Books

69

Symbols and Secrets - Advanced

173

3

Leveled Books

72

Curtains Up

181

3

Leveled Books

73

Hide and Seek - Advanced

169

3

Leveled Books

75

World of Celebrations - Advanced

176

3

Leveled Books

78

Rainforest Explorer

178

3

Leveled Books

79

Picture This

172

3

Leveled Books

84

Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind

169

3

Leveled Books

88

Board Sports

176

3

Leveled Books

91

Stopping the Killers

175

3

Leveled Books

96

Lost - Advanced

192

4

Leveled Books

100

Phaethon’s Ride

192

4

Leveled Books

104

The Exploding Mountain

186

4

Leveled Books

107

Curtains Up -Advanced

192

4

Leveled Books

111

Don’t Eat Me - Advanced

195

4

Leveled Books

115

Don’t Fence Me In - Advanced

194

4

Leveled Books

120

Ben’s Big Ideas - Advanced

205

4

Leveled Books

124

Inventions - Advanced

190

4

Leveled Books

128

Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind

192

5

Leveled Books

132

Rainforest Explorer - Advanced

191

5

Leveled Books

135

Sir Isaac Newton - Advanced

200

5

Leveled Books

140

Phaethon’s Ride - Advanced

210

5

Leveled Books

144

Picture This - Advanced

211

5

Leveled Books

148

Stopping the Killers - Advanced

210

5

Leveled Books

152

Mystery on Guam

198

5

Leveled Books

160

Don’t Sell Yourself Short

192

6

Leveled Books

163

The Exploding Mountain - Advanced

184

6

Leveled Books

167

Hannah and Sarah: Rockin' Any Challenge

210

6

Leveled Books

172

Mysterious Laws of Motion

223

6

Leveled Books

175

Little Planets, Big Problem

192

6

Leveled Books

180