Discrete trials are generally used for special education students on the Autism spectrum. Discrete trials can be modified and used in a general education classroom with similar success.
This packet will help you with your students who are struggling with letter recognition and letter sound recognition. This packet contains intervention for both.
How to use the packet:
Before you begin discrete trials, you need to assess your student on their letter recognition and their letter-sound recognition. I have included the assessment pages and record sheet in this packet.
Once you have a baseline, pull letters from the list that your student has already mastered (knows by sight). Cut these letters from the large letter flashcard sheets included in this packet.
Take one letter from the list that the student does not know. It would be best to start with the first unknown letter from the assessment.
Mix that in with the three or more cards. Fill in the data recording sheet.
Start your Discrete Trials:
Vary from having the student find the letter and say it or say the sound (depending on your trial focus), the student tells you the letters or sounds, and having the student recognize when the letter or sound is not there.
Do Discrete Trials for 6 successful trial times before the letter or sound moves to the mastery list.
I hope this packet helps your struggling students. This is perfect for data keeping and RTI.