The Student Reference Cards are perfect for the repetition younger students need. They are also useful for remediation for students who are still struggling. I start small groups off with a review using the Student Reference Cards. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I concentrate on language and literacy skills. Tuesday and Thursday I concentrate on number skills. Both my parapro and I take five minutes at the start of small group to review. The Student Reference Cards are an 8.5”x11” double sided reference sheet.
The skills covered are as follows:
• Alphabet identification in random order. Upper and lowercase letters are separate.
• Numerals 0 to 23 identification. I decided to use different colors on the ten’s place in the teen numbers and the two ten’s place in the twenty’s. My kiddos last year were reading the double digit numbers backwards. So, I decided to try a visual approach and color code the numerals.
• Shape identification for both 2D and 3D shapes.
• Color identification for the few students who are struggling. For the students who have mastered color identification, I will work on color sight words, how many letters in each word, what are the letters in the word, etc.
Directions: It is suggested that the Student Reference Cards are printed on card stock and laminated for durability. If you do not want to laminate you can use sheet protectors instead. Another suggestion when reviewing the information let the students use dry erase markers to circle their answers instead of simply pointing to it.
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