Target Practice provides daily repetitive practice of the reading standards for Kindergarten. The Literature Target Practice is to be used with your language arts core curriculum stories. As the story changes, you use the same form to practice the standards with your students. It creates exposure and a solid frame in which to practice, and now master.
Repetition is a key element of success for so many of our students. This is true not only for our general education students, but also those with special needs, and language learners. This is not just duplication; it is part of good study practice. These tools will not become stagnant, because they are changing with each story. The key standards are always addressed.
Think about how one learns to ride a bike. Did we get on once and master the skill? Or did we meet success only through repetition? The students need the ability to practice the standards in a structured way. Neuroscientists have found that repetition has a permanent effect on memory. You are differentiating for each student with your answer expectations. Every student is practicing standards at their own ability.
This tool can be used in the classroom, as homework, or small group instruction. Once you implement it, you will realize how simple but powerful these standard practice tools can be. Get ready to shoot down your standards!