This is my first series of packets that I have aligned with the Common Core Standards. Hopefully, with the C.C. standards being listed, it will save you time to work on other things that are on your “to do” list. This time of year, it seems like the “to do” list gets longer and longer.
Each packet has 5 reading sheets that each have 5 sentences. Students will read the sentences the first time at school. At the bottom of the sheet is a rating scale. Teachers will rate the students’ fluency the first time. Then students take home the reading sheet for homework. Students will read the sentences twice for their parents. Parents will rate their child’s fluency the next two times. A parent note explaining the homework is included. Plus, there is a happy note to give your students when they complete all 5 reading sheets. This is a great documentation tool!
Also included are 5 writing activities that can be used as a literacy center, handwriting assignment, or homework. Students will trace and then copy the 5 sentences they read on the reading sheet and write their own sentence, plus illustrate it.
There are 40 word cards in the Pre-Primer packet and 52 word cards in the Primer packet included as well. These may be copied and glued on construction paper or notecards. Punch a hole at the top and put on a shower curtain ring. Students will have their own mini-word wall that is also manipulative. Perfect for your tactile-kinesthetic learners. You may also make 2 copies of the word cards on card stock, cut apart to make a memory game. Perfect literacy center to strengthen visual memory and sight word knowledge.
I included a Teacher Tip sheet. The first tip is called a rainbow reader. I cut strips from colored, plastic folders that you can see through. Here are some pictures: