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Old 11-09-2017, 09:38 AM
 
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I am a reading teacher in an elementary school. I have a group of kindergarteners who don't know their letter sounds/ID or numbers to 10. Any ideas how I can start getting them to carry it over to the next day. Some days it's like starting from scratch.

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Old 11-14-2017, 02:10 PM
 
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Leapfrog Letter Factory DVD for letters and sounds. It's a wonder, esp with learning the letter sounds! $12 or so on Amazon

Also try Heidi Songs CDs. Her letters and sounds CD is great, used in conjunction with showing the letters. $15 on her website heidisongs.com
I would get her numbers and shapes CD (numbers 0-10), as well as her accompanying number cards. Fantastic together because the kids make movements as they watch the cards and listen to the CD. So, too, is her teen numbers CD. Such catchy songs! All are $15 each.
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:46 PM
 
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I've always found taking it slow to work with strugglers whether they were in kindergarten or 6th grade. Introduce 3 letters, 3 sounds, or 3 numbers and do various things with them all week. The next week on Monday if they know them all introduce 3 more and periodically review the old ones. 3 is just an example but I find struggling students do best with 3-5. One of my favorite easy games is called Roll Say Keep. You can review any concept with the game so long as you can write it on small flash cards. I'd make 3 or so copies of each letter (capital & lowercase) and number 1-10 then you can have 15 cards to play the game while only reviewing 5 letters/numbers. I've also made uno cards with letters, sight words, numbers, etc. Or Go Fish. Or memory. If you make it fun they'll hang onto more. Most kids I work with who have struggled have a hard time with their short term memory. As teachers we are encouraged to shove more and more into their little brains. Often things just move too fast paced for some students.

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Thank you so much! I will check it all out.
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I love Zoophonics --It's multisensory and was super helpful for my ECSE students--even for my non-verbal students!


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We do something called the Phonics Dance at my school. Worked wonders with even my lowest kiddos. Jenny Dowd is the creator and you can find the video on youtube but there is also a website where you can buy letter cards, magnets, etc. Good luck!
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All of these are great ideas! I agree with focusing on a small set of letters for a week and then reassessing the next week to see if they stuck. I would first focus on the names that hold most meaning for students which tends to be their names and the names of people that are important to them such as family and friends.

I would use name cards with every lesson or activity to use as reference. I would always make my names cards with a photo of the child, then their name written out with the capital letter in red and the rest of the name in blue. I would use those name cards for everything!

You can have them create their own alphabet books and slowly add to them over time. Start by adding small versions of name cards that match the letters of focus for that week, for example: We are going to add Brenda to the B page, Derrick to the D page and Tom to the T page. You can also add environmental print that the students' recognize to those pages as well. Over time they will have a huge collection of words and letters that they know and it will help them feel successful as well as document learning.

Hope this helps!

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