Roll and Read for Grade 1!
It helps the students develop reading fluency by practicing the words on the National Reading Vocabulary List (search www.readingkey.com)
Hopefully ALL of the schools will move toward using this list! The National Reading Vocabulary is a list of 300 plus words that a first grader needs to be able to read successfully. The research shows that students who can fluently read the words on this list will be reading at least a 2.0 reading level and typically score in the top 10% on most standardized reading assessments.
There is a roll and read for all 36 weeks of the year. The first 2 weeks focus on letter naming and sounds, then the rest are words they need to know!