Tuesday, October 9, 2012
After doing the Words Their Way assessment, we discovered that most of our students needed additional work on blends so we wrote a two week home project to assure that our students got some extra home practice working with blends. Families were to look for four pictures for each of 16 blends. They could use magazines or could google clip art. To my surprise, all but one student completed the project (we did complete three of the projects at the MARC - our off-campus tutoring center - with second language students) and they were quite well done. Some of the parents did complain about the work but when we gave the blends assessment, every single student scored 80% correct or above! Rarely do we do a home project that is such an academic success. We would certainly do this again!