Lettervention: Kindergarten Letter Intervention Curriculum
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Lettervention is a very versatile 52 week intensive letter curriculum created by a teacher for teachers! The program is designed to give kindergarten students a solid foundation in letter names and sounds. You can find success in using this program in your whole-group instruction, intervention groups, RTI groups, guided reading, 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.
Lettervention is designed to give each lowercase letter and each capital letter two days of instruction each. That totals out to 104 academic days. If you choose to do two letters per week that would be 52 academic weeks. You will find that the letter order found within Lettervention follows a researched based order that encourages introducing students to letters that follow similar paths of motion. However, please note that this order is NOT dependent on the success of the program. You can change the order of the letters in any way or fashion. The program will still have a great success rate, no matter the order.
Why does Lettervention Work?
Please note that Lettervention is a VERY systematic program. What does this mean and why is it successful? Research has proved two important keys in education of young children. The first being that some students need to “see” a skill many repeated times to gain an understanding of that skill. With Lettervention students will hear a constant flow of “repeated language.” This repeated language will help students to hear and see the skill over and over again. Thus helping with their processing of that skill and aiding to skill mastery. Research has also shown that when students participate in systematic programs the success rates are very high. The students become aware of the routine very quickly and are able to flow through the lesson, focusing on the skill change and not the lesson format change. In Lettervention they know they’ll start with a warm up, be introduced to a letter, practice that letter, and then apply their knowledge independently. This allows the ease and comfort for the students. Not to mention systematic programs are such a blessing for teachers. The routines and procedures are set once and then can simply be reviewed.
What does a sample week look like?
Lettervention is broken down into four areas (warm up, letter introduction/review, letter/handwriting applied practice, and then daily independent practice. The students will participate in a very quick ABC warm up and then the teacher will introduce that day’s new letter. On day two of that letter the teacher will review the letter. On day one the students will apply their knowledge of that letter and on day two they will be introduced to the handwriting paths of motion. Each day the students will participate in a very quick exit ticket to show their mastery. On day two’s lesson if the included handwriting paths of motion do not match yours, there is an editable version included where you can make those changes.
I don't follow the same scope and sequence. What about me?
These lessons are 100% stand-alone! You can combine, swap, alter, etc anyway you see fit! You can choose to teach capitals first or lowercase as well!
What is included in Lettervention?
-Teacher "simple read" lesson plans for 104 instructional days. You will not need to rewrite these lesson plans, unless you choose do. If so I have included editable lesson plans.
-Letter sound cards (3 versions)
-Handwriting template mat
*Neal font version added!
I already have KinderWordBuilding (kindergarten intervention), KinderStart and/or KinderPhonics. How is this different?
Lettervention is strictly the letters of the alphabet (sound and name). KinderWordBuilding starts right with CVC words. A lot of kinders are not yet ready for CVC words. KinderStart does introduce phonic skills but never teaches the letters exclusively. KinderPhonics is a whole group curriculum that does teach letters and sounds. However, it's most likely that you still have a group of kiddos that need intensive letter instruction beyond the whole group lesson. That is where Lettervention comes in!
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