I make a practice booklet for each student. It is stored
in the student's "Book Box" which is kept on the student's
desktop. It is easily accessable for spontaneous practice
and for record keeping. Students bring their booklet with
them when they are tested. If the child passes his list, the
appropriate box is stamped, starred or stickered on the Practice
The booklet blacklines are designed to be folded in half with the
words on the outside. Place them together in the correct order
and staple together on the left. This creates thick pages
that will last throughout the school year.
There are two options for putting the practice booklets together.
- Only place the word lists in the booklets. Don't include
the the phrases.
- Place both the word lists and the phrases in the booklets.
I prefer option 1 for first grade children. I leave a blank
page facing each list so I can write helpful clues for the student
during the testing sessions.
Parents also like to have a practice book at home for easy reference
and practice. Some parents keep the practice book in the car
for their child to use on trips to the store or on the way to and