KinderWordBuilding® Kindergarten Word Building Intervention Curriculum

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I have a few students in my 2nd grade class who are on a K level. I used this to help fill in the gaps. It is a great resource for intervention.
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KinderWordBuilding® Curriculum

KinderWordBuilding® is a very versatile intervention curriculum created by a teacher for teachers! The program is versatile for implementation and varying student levels. You can find success in using this program in your intervention groups, RTI groups, guided reading, whole-group phonics, or as a resource for non certified staff members assisting in the classroom. The program is based upon a slotted thirty minutes of instruction. However, this too is versatile as you can limit or extend this time frame to best fit your classroom needs.

KinderWordBuilding® is broken down into four major areas; word building, word writing, reading fluency, and sight fluency. For word building all students participating in the program will need access to magnetic letters. You can find those online and in teacher resources stores. Students will also need a magnetic surface like a whiteboard or magnetic cookie sheet. For word and sentence writing students will need their own writing journal which has been included within the unit. Reading fluency will be accomplished through the included interactive whiteboard sentence files and/or through the blackline sentences. Lastly, sight fluency will be conducted during transitional periods of your lesson using the included fluency cards.

Keep in mind that all lessons can be adjusted to fit your needs. However, a sample whole-group KinderWordBuilding® lesson could look like this; students meet at the carpet, students retrieve their letter boards, teacher gives students the first word to build, students build word, students verify their words by viewing the teachers interactive letter board {included in the unit}, students clear their board, students build and check remaining words, students place their boards away and retrieve their journals, teacher prompts students to write each word into their journal, students do so then verify the accuracy of the word by using the teacher’s interactive journal, students write and check sentence, students place journals away and sit at carpet, students read interactive fluency sentences, students read fluency cards, teacher wraps up lesson.

If using this program as a whole-group intervention you can look into splitting up your grade level students into different groups based upon their current level. All students should progress through the program from start to finish without skipping any levels. This will guarantee that students are confident in the skill. All students will take assessments to progress to the next level. If students are not ready to progress then the teacher can use the editable plans to add additional words for that skill. If the students are succeeding at an abnormal rate then the teacher can speed up the lesson. However, it should be noted that the highest success comes from using the program with fidelity and not skipping any steps unless necessary for time constraints.

What is included in KinderWordBuilding®?

-Teacher "simple read" lesson plans for 100 instructional days. You will not need to rewrite these lesson plans, unless you choose do. If so I have included editable lesson plans.

-Fluency cards

-Fluency sentences and interactive slides

-Interactive magnetic alphabet for teacher use

*Students will need access to their own set of magnetic letters

Skills Covered in KinderWordBuilding®

KinderWordBuilding® is designed for a 115 day curriculum. There are 100 days of lessons and 15 additional days for assessment. KinderWordBuilding® is not a full academic year of instruction because it is implied that KinderWordBuilding® would not start until students have an understanding of letter names and letter sounds. Below is a closer look at the scope and sequence of KinderWordBuilding®.

Week 1: Short Vowel a

Week 2: Short Vowel a

Week 3: Short Vowel a

Week 4: Short Vowel i

Week 5: Short Vowel a, i

Week 6: Short a, i, o

Week 7: Short a, i, o, e

Week 8: Short Vowels

Week 9: Short Vowels

Week 10: Digraph th

Week 11: Digraph th, sh

Week 12: Digraph th, sh, ch

Week 13: Digraph th, sh, ch, ck

Week 14: Double Consonant: ll, ss

Week 15: Double Consonant: ll, ss, ff

Week 16: Long Vowel a

Week 17: Long Vowel a, i

Week 18: Long Vowel a, i, o

Week 19: Long Vowel a, i, o, u

Week 20: Long Vowels

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If you are a first grade teacher you can check out my Firstievention

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Total Pages
313 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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