You’ve heard the saying “work smarter” not “harder”. Well, it is time to make your life easier by instantly filling in the Phonics & Word Work gaps for your students! This effective combination of practice for home/school is followed up with a Quick Informal Assessment that shows the level of proficiency for each student every week! Each week’s foundation skills are already programmed for immediate practice and testing. All you have to do is get it printed! Teacher directions lead you through the whole process.
Each week you will have the following pages:
**Introduction of Skills
**Phonics & Word Work “Practice”
**Weekly Assessment Card (to be laminated or in a sleeve) that a student
holds to read off of to take the 1-2 minute assessment.
**Weekly Assessment Result page to fill out as student is being assessed.
Benefits of this product each week:
**mastery and gaps of skills will be instantly known
**all students (especially sight word readers and good guessers) are tested
**no more “presuming” students learned the week’s skills
**confidence of the teacher that skills are mastered and growth is occurring
**learn how to fill out and color data sheets
**enjoy the reward of a visual (colored data sheet) to show mastery and needs of
**who needs reteaching/review will be known after each test day
**specific skills needing reinforcing will be clear
**quickly decide flexible groups, small groups, one-on-one for Monday
**learn the importance of nonsense words (for all K-5 students)
**realize that consistency with systematic practice and testing enhances reading
This resource is aligned with the Journeys’ (2014 Edition) Kindergarten Curriculum. If you use a different Edition, simply go the PREVIEW as I have listed the stories and show skills pages for you to see if your edition is similar to this one. I sure hope so as this is so beneficial! If you don't currently use an adopted reading series, this would be perfect for you as it contains all of the required Kindergarten foundational skills.
Thanks so much for your interest in my Kindergarten: Journeys – Phonics & Word Work – Filling in the Gaps product! This made a huge difference for me! Make sure you download my freebie containing Lesson 1 and Lesson 26. This will give you a chance to see the progression through the year.
Thank you so much,
Terry Kirkeby – Teaching Amazing Kids