I don't know about you, but teaching kids to read is a lot of work! Especially when they lack the necessary concepts of print and book handling skills to get started. This product is a strategy that works really well for teaching the reading behavior of 1-1 correspondence. Prior to introducing letters, words, and print on the page, use sentence strips and objects, stickers, symbols, numbers and strings of letters to scaffold the skill of tracking whole words, in order, and in the right place, from left to right on the page. I created and began using this idea 19 years ago when I became a Reading Recovery teacher, and have used it every year at the beginning of the year to help emerging readers learn 1-1 correspondence. It works every year!
This strategy can be done at any point in the year when you notice students struggling with tracking print in text, but it is especially timely at the beginning of Kindergarten, or the beginning of first grade with struggling readers.
Directions are provided for making the sentence strips for each day of scaffolding and sheets are provided that can be used as daily reinforcement, home celebration sheets or assessments.
This strategy/activity supports CCSS RFS.K.1.a, b and c. However, there are two sets provided...one set WITH the standards listed in the upper right corner of each sheeet and one set WITHOUT for teachers in non-CCSS states and my international friends in Canada and Australia...if you're from another country, let me know!
Jen Jones - Hello Literacy
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