My school's phonics curriculum is included in the reading series. It's pretty good, but pretty tough to assess. I always felt like I had to re-invent the wheel when it comes to finding ways to assess their phonics skills and give them a way to practice. I made some units to help with phonemic practice that went beyond worksheets, but I haven't made any more. Maybe this summer. So finally, I came up with this:
The Small Group Reading sheet is where I keep track of my small groups. I number my students and write which kids I met with under each day of the week. I use the chart to write notes on the reader's fluency and how they did with the strategy we discussed that week. I also keep these on file until the end of the year.
I know it's simple, and many of you have much better plans already in place. But in case you don't, here's where you can get these.
I still try to do an activity based on the phonics skill, too. This week for the ai sound we listened to rain and made raindrops for our garden focus wall. We sang rain songs. We were supposed to paint, but we never got to it. Don't you hate that??!! We'll see what next week brings. It's not Sunday night at 10 PM yet. My lesson plans are still only a twinkle in my eye. (:
Thanks for reading!
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