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Introducing.... Independent Letter and Sight Word Practice - Kindergarten
Each practice page comes with a QR code that directs the student to practice letters, letter sounds and sight words along with the cute little chipmunk voice.
Students can be truly independent because the modeling and practice happen immediately.
Here are the key components and advantages to this new tool.
This set has 10 “levels” that each have 3 corresponding pages. So there is Form 1a,1b,1c, 2a,2b,2c… You get the idea.
You may wonder why you’d need 3 different versions that address the same skill. Well I’m glad you asked because I think that’s one of the reasons I think you are going to LOVE this tool.
Here’s the story: You have a student. They struggle. They need to practice these skills - like… ALL THE TIME!!!!!. They need practice in the regular classroom. They need practice in the pull out program. They need practice at home. Whew… And you need to try and find 3 resources that address the same skill. (Ummm, yah… easy….. NOT!!)
That’s why I did 3 versions of the same form. One for the regular classroom. One for the pull-out program and one for home. Or, you could use form a one week and form b the next and form c on the 3rd week.
(I can see you doing a happy dance…. I’ll do it with you. Laaaa, laaa, laaa.)
Scope and Sequence
Being a former curriculum director (and classroom teacher) I appreciate the “Scope and Sequence”. It really is handy when planning. I like to pull it out when doing lesson planning for the long and short term.
Scope and Sequence is also useful for when an administrator walks in and says, “So what is this?” That’s when you whip this baby out and throw it towards them while at the same time carrying on with the lesson or activity they have now barged in on.
It gives them something to read and put in their folder and, it looks good to have something official to give them.
A class check-list with each form number and letter is provided so that you can track the progress of each student. You will easily be able to see which skills they have practiced and which practice sheet is next. It makes individualizing this tool easy as pie. (Well, pie is not easy to make but dern easy to eat... so let's think eat.)
Print this on the back of homework etc. to give the responsibility of practicing these skills over to your students. They practice, they keep track of progress.
Perfect For a Parent Volunteer
I have to address the issue of having parent volunteers.
You know, they come in and you are MOSTLY glad to see them and then you have to find something for them to do that is not too hard but will be useful for the student and that when they will leave your classroom saying to themselves “Holy schmoly olie, that teacher’s got it going on... Wow! What a great learning environment.!!!” Not an easy thing on the spur of the moment. Well, now you have something…. Yahoo.
Copy these, put them in a binder with one that will face the child and one that will face the volunteer when the binder is set up like a tent. Then it’s like a practice, progress monitor session going on.
If the volunteer wants to use the QR code and do things that way… cool… go for it.
As you can see this is a versatile tool and I know you it is going to be a go to resources for you.
Enjoy. And please leave a comment below to let others know you are using this tool and how you use it in your classroom. Thanks!!!
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