Once each pair is ready they open one of my fluency books and used the flip camera to record their cold read. Students listen to their cold read and then make a goal for themselves for the day. For example, one student wrote "I need to work on not adding extra words". I gave her a cute finger pointer (see below) and set her on their way. I always find using fun finger pointers encourage tracking and students love them! I have claws for the boys and wands for the girls.
After the cold read, students practice reading the story three times keeping their goals in mind. Then, they record their last read with the flip camera. After listing to their final reading, students reflect in their journal on how they have progressed as a reader. I always choose one group who worked extra hard for a treat.