Grades

    Re: Need ideas and suggestions
    Angela

    On 3/17/15, LK McDonald wrote:
    > 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.