Fluency Assessment Practice and Additional TN 2nd Grade Assessment Resources

In Tennessee, the second grade assessment will include a fluency section aligned to Tennessee standard 2.RF.4.a: (RF) Reading Foundational Skills.  To help 2nd grade teachers, I have created several practice assessments as well as shared some much-needed information below.

Practice: Click here or on the picture to download the practice fluency set.

Read aloud directions for teachers:  "Here are 20 sentences. Read each sentence and ask yourself: Is this sentence true? Mark YES or NO to answer the question for each sentence. Do not start until I say “Go.” Do as many as you can before I say “Stop.”

Testing Format for TN 2nd Grade Fluency Section Assessment: Students will have a set of twenty sentences in their test booklets, varying in length from four to eight words (four each with four, five, six, seven, and eight words per sentence). Each sentence includes words that are at or below the second grade reading level. Each sentence is structured to present a statement that is easily recognizable as true or not true. Students will have one minute to read the sentences and mark YES or NO as directed

Additional TN 2nd Grade Assessment Resources: 

Thank you for reading. Please comment below if you have any questions or need additional resources.


Teacher Coaching Questionnaire for Instructional Coaches and Principals


           I have begun a new chapter in my teaching career as an Instructional Coach. I will be working with three groups of students each day, and the rest of the day I will be working with teachers. I have been working hard this week to create resources to help me be successful in my new role. Of course, I wanted to share them with my readers. To better get to know the teachers I will be working with I created a Teacher Coaching Questionnaire. You can click here to download it or click on the picture. I am currently working on a Coaching binder with several forms, and I will also share those with my readers. 


Engaging Parents 101

Engaging Parents 101

Hello! My name is Laura Lavery, and I teach middle school Spanish in Franklin, Tennessee. Part of my vision this year was to engage all of my students' parents and family members in our classroom community. A fun way to engage parents this year has been creating e-vites from a free website Evite.com

Some events that have been popular include the following: coming to class on your child's birthday, student presentations, bring your mama and papa to Spanish class, bear market, elf market, and day of the dead station celebration. I first start by creating an account with Evite and then import all of the parents' emails. I then use their templates to make invitations to class events. I usually plan two to three big events each month. These e-vites serve as formal invitations to invite parents into our classroom. From the students perspective, the students are very excited when their mother, father, grandmother, and grandfather walk into the classroom. I firmly believe these invitations have made my parents feel welcome in our classroom throughout the entire year. Here are some of my previous e-vites:


Feel free to contact me laverylau@fssdorg with questions. Also please follow our twitter @fssdPGMSLavery