Right inside the cover is where I put the sound boxes. I slide them into a sheet protector so students can write on them with a dry erase marker. As students progress to higher levels, they will have experiences with 3-4 phoneme words. For Levels A & B students will simply work with 2 phoneme words.
Here is an example of the running record. You will notice we added a table so you can easily determine their accuracy rate without having to do BIG MATH! Ha!
Frequently asked questions
Why do you have a 2 Day lesson plan?
By having a 2 day lesson plan, students are given an opportunity to engage more with the text. On the second day of the lessons, students should demonstrate fluency with the text. Additionally, the second day offers the chance to revisit the sight word from the previous lesson and it allows for guided writing.
EXAMPLE FROM LEVEL A:
DAY 1: The students will unscramble, read, and illustrate the mixed up sentence.
Day 2: The students will use that sentence to write their own. One word will be a word of their choice. Invented spelling is perfectly acceptable. However, since the words look, at, and her are provided, those should be written conventionally. This also gives you an opportunity to discuss print concepts and build positive writing habits from the start.
How are the books leveled?
These books were written with the Fountas and Pinnell guidelines in mind.