Sunday, October 13, 2013

DIBELS First Sound Fluency

Oh the DIBELS test!  So much to say about it... We finally got our results from the beginning of the year assessment just a couple of weeks ago.  Since they changed the benchmark scores my teammates and I have, on average 12 intensive kiddos, the rest strategic and just a handful of core students.  This means that we are supposed to progress monitor the intensive every week and the strategic every other week.  And the score they have to get to twice before they test out is 52!  This seems so high- especially since most of their scores on the first test were in the teens.  I have 17 out of 23 students that I need to test either weekly or every other week...  Seems a bit daunting, doesn't it?  And, on top of that, the test means nothing to anyone. Last year we used it as part of our SLO (Student learning objective) for our evaluation, but this year it has no significance to anyone.  Yet we are required to do it.  Anyway, off my DIBELS rant, and on to a freebie I made.  I made this First Sound Fluency game to help students practice beginning sounds.  It's quick and easy. 

Get it at my TpT store.  Here's the link: First Sound Fluency {FREEBIE}


  1. Sounds like my Dibels scores!!! THANK YOU for the freebie! It's perfect for my kiddos...

  2. Just what I was looking for! Thank you!

  3. Hey Karla! Please email me at We wanted to send you a thank you goodie and I thought I had your email already, but I can't find it!