Student Workbook

This workbook contains worksheets that accompany many of the lessons from the Teacher Guide for Unit 9. Each worksheet is identified by the lesson number in which it is used. The worksheets in this book do not include written instructions for students because the instructions would have words that are not decodable. Teachers will explain these worksheets to the students orally, using the instructions in the teacher guides. The workbook is a student component, which means each student should have a workbook.

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Decodable Reader

This book has been created for use by students learning to read with the TN Foundational Skills Curriculum Supplement. Readability levels are suitable for early readers. The book has also been carefully leveled in terms of its “code load,” or the number of spellings used in the stories.

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Assessment and Remediation Guide

For our youngest students, mastering early reading and writing skills is critical for advancing toward becoming competent readers in the later grades. You will find resources in this Guide to help you provide reteaching and reinforcement of the objectives taught in the Kindergarten Skills strand of the TN Foundational Skills Curriculum (TNFS) Supplement. Utilizing the Assessment and Remediation Guide for instruction intended to reteach and reinforce objectives not mastered from the Skills strand Teacher’s Guide lessons creates a valuable benefit to struggling students: continuity between the core classroom and supplemental instruction. Instruction beyond the Skills strand Teacher’s Guide lessons may be required for students who merely need particular gaps in knowledge addressed or for students who present more significant struggles with literacy.

Paralleling the Kindergarten Skills strand, this Assessment and Remediation Guide follows a developmental progression for skills in the areas of phonological awareness, phonics, fluency & comprehension, and early writing. The units in this guide build incrementally, meaning that mastery of the skills taught in earlier units is assumed and therefore a prerequisite for success in later units. Students who struggle to master earlier skills will face increasing challenges with each new unit if they progress without adequate master of previous unit objectives.

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