Grades

    Re: Need ideas and suggestions
    LK McDonald

    On 3/16/15, K teacher wrote:
    > A kindergarten student transferred into my class at the
    > beginning of Feb. from another school in the district. He
    > knew 37 letters and 7 sounds which is about the same
    > as he knew in Oct. according to a district wide
    > assessment that he took. Since then we have worked
    > with him every day to learn the letters and sounds but I
    > assessed him today and he now knows fewer letters but
    > about 5 more sounds. He has trouble matching
    > magnetic letters to an alphabet chart and is inconsistent
    > with the letters he can name.
    >
    > I am a very experienced teacher but this is the first time
    > I've had a child make so little progress. Any ideas or
    > suggestions?

    As an assistant I am working with similar student. We are
    using "Textured Tracing Cards" I make him trace each letter.
    Starting with green dot following to red dots. We sound out
    these letters. We talk about what word starts with this letter,
    etc. I even use picture cards from other games, or activities
    for him to use together. This is one-on-one using one letter
    at a time, reviewing each "learned" letter. You can also pair
    student with a higher level student allowing them to work
    together to help your lower student.