As a classroom teacher, I found most daily review programs to be ineffective for my class because they were a random compilation of skills. What if my students hadn’t been introduced to those skills yet? Or what if they hadn’t learned them well enough?
I realized a need to develop a paced and sequenced daily language practice where I could include mini-lessons on skills they needed to strengthen followed by on-going review with weekly quizzes that matched the mini-lessons.
The lessons are labeled by week and day (i.e. week 1 day 1 lesson 1, week 1 day 2 lesson 2) instead of the day of the week because sometimes we have holidays or other influences that can cause our plans to change and we need flexibility. Also, some of the mini-lessons may need to be broken into more than one day depending on the amount of time you have and how the lesson goes when you’re teaching it. I recommend following the order by which these lessons flow because previous lessons will cover necessary skills for the lessons that follow, but if your students have mastered a lesson, you can skip it and go to a different one. Or you can use it with a small group of students who are still having trouble with a particular skill. It’s meant to be a resource that will support your teaching.
Section 1 starts the daily practice with mini-lessons to teach (or reteach) the concept/skills with the first few slides for each week. Then, it moves into review of those concepts/skills and weekly quizzes. The lessons start more heavily on the mini-lesson side as the concepts are being taught. As the lessons progress, the review continues to cover the previously taught lessons to ensure that students are getting continued practice and mini-lessons eventually taper off.
You will notice section 2 is cumulative review and section 3 can be used for more review or quizzes. These sections will not have mini-lessons. These sections are designed to be used when your students are ready for the independent review and quizzes!