Bobbie, the Curriculum Coordinator has offered the following guidance to address the immediate need for materials for the youngest students.
“An excellent resource would be the book “Phonological Awareness – Interventions for All K-2″ by Yvette Zgonz. This resource includes an assessment and specific activities to address each area. I’ll see if we can get this sent to you ASAP. Another resource is found at the Florida Center for Reading Research. In the resources for teachers link, the teacher can select the grade which will provide specific activities and the manipulatives, worksheet, etc that are needed. These are provided free of charge. The website address is fcrr.org. The learning activities related to the Briglance Assessment are not part of the $6 per student cost. I know you mentioned an issue related to books for this group and concerns that books wouldn’t make it home and back, not enough books for the group, etc. For the K tutoring groups, it is really the read aloud component that would be most useful. If the tutor feels students are ready to read books on their own, decodable books are the appropriate choice. The students should be applying the phonics lesson in their reading (if at the appropriate instructional level). I’ll scan a chart that might support the tutor and others as far as a skills progression. Let me know what other questions there might be in supporting this tutor.”