As a reading teacher, parents frequently ask what they can do to support their child at home. Each week, I send my kinderkids home with a packet of homework to complete. This allows the families to see what the child is working on in class with me. The packet consists of a Student Reader for the child to read each night, along with activities to practice their phonological awareness and other early literacy skills.
My district implemented AIMSweb for the first time last year. I noticed that many of the kids became nervous during progress monitoring, simply because they were not used to being timed. We find timers everywhere nowadays, (cell phones, microwaves, stovetops, games, etc...), so I decided to include something in the homework pack to provide extra practice with their letters and sounds at home while using a timer.
I just put the finishing touches on this document to share with you! It includes 10 different forms intended for homework or 1:1 review with an adult. Directions are included for kiddos to go through and name their letters, then their sounds, along with an opportunity to repeat the routine to beat their initial score!
Not only did this provide my students with additional practice with their letters and sounds, but I also found that the more they practiced with a timer, the more comfortable they became.