For small group reading use with CKLA's First Grade Skills Unit 1 story, "The Flag Shop."
• Use the large dotted words with students in need of intensive support in reading the text. Sound out and stretch each word in a small group. Practice page by page until students are ready to try reading the words in the context of the story.
• Use the listed words with students who are on-level or just below. Pair students to buddy read the words in a “my turn-your turn” style. Listen around and provide support as needed. After some practice, move students to read the words in the context of the story.