This Kindergarten homework journal is used to teach sight words, in context, while introducing and teaching beginning reading and writing literacy skills for Kindergarten students. Learning sight words in context is more productive to sight word fluency than learning them in isolation.
The poems can also be used in shared reading and in pocket chart station in your classroom for further practice.
I created this resource for my Kindergarten classroom in 2014! The homework was so effective that I had students leaving my classroom above grade level expectations in reading. The order of the sight words and the poems were strategically done to help increase DRA, phonemic awareness (TPRI and PAPI) and guided reading levels.
Each student will need a Primary Composition Notebook. The notebook will contains appropriate writing paper for the students to practice writing their sight words and sentences. The students and teacher will set up the Kindergarten homework journal together. The set-up includes: Composition Journal Cover, Reading Journal Rules, Parent Letter, ABC Chart and Sight Word Word Walls (1st and 2nd Semester). Each week the students will receive a new poem with homework.
The journal covers are editable and the teacher name, room number and student name can be typed on the cover!
*Note: On the parent letter, it mentions flash cards. I would have the students write the sight words on flash cards as we learned them each week and place the cards in a Ziploc bag to practice their words.