Listen Up! First Sound Fluency Practice RTI & DIBELS Intervention Tool

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PreK - 2nd
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Easy to use resource! Teacher and teacher assistant friendly! Excellent for RTI!

First sound fluency is an auditory skill. Training the ear to hear individual sounds is a specific skill that takes lots of listening practice! It is an important indicator for reading success and language learning. For little learners it is both helpful and highly engaging to provide pictures to look at as they are listening for the first sounds in the words. Verbally interacting with the sounds is crucial for developing a keen ear for hearing phonemes. This resource is also excellent for English language learners for first sound fluency, phonological awareness as well as vocabulary and oral language speaking and listening opportunities. Common Core Objectives aligned in several areas:

Reading Foundations, Speaking and Listening. FANTASTIC practice for DIBELS!

This resource was designed to provide intentional, targeted, scaffolded practice and/or intervention for practicing first sound fluency with the whole class, in small groups, or individually.

GREAT for interventions by teachers OR classroom assistants as very easy, specific, scripted teacher directions are provided on every page.

Included in this resource:

• LEVEL 1 (CCSS:ELA-Literacy.RF.K2D) Hear it – Say it – Circle it Interactive Oral Language Phonemic Awareness

(26 pages strictly phonemic awareness).

Each page is labeled with the target phoneme (sound). Students listen for the first sound in words,

circle the pictures of the target sound, cross off the pictures that have a different sound. Very specific scripted teacher directions are provided on every page to support instructional assistants or volunteers in intervention groups. ANCHOR CHART for hearing the sound and saying it. Key word cards for each page.

•LEVEL 2 (CCSS:ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3) Hear it – Say it – Write it (Phonemic Awareness plus writing initial sounds) 26 pages

Students listen for the first sound in words, circle the pictures of the target sound, cross off the pictures that have a different sound

AND write the initial sound for every picture.

This can be used in a variety of ways:

-As differentiated practice for the more proficient student

-As follow up to the first 26 pages

-As intervention for students becoming proficient but needing more practice

ANCHOR CHART for hearing the sound, saying it and writing it. Key word cards for each page.

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Thank you!

Pam Davidson

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Key Words: First Sound Fluency, Dibels, RTI, Intervention, Kindergarten

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Associate the long and short sounds with common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.
Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words. (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)


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