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|Student Practice Guidelines
The purpose of this
activity is to provide the student with error-free
practice which will systematically increase the speed
with which they read commonly seen words.
The program is set up with
voice assistance for each new word. This allows
children using the program to work independently.
Voice assistance is
provided only at Step 1 for the words in each group.
Students practice the new words in that group until they
can read each of the words accurately.
Students then practice
reading the words with increasing speed.
Typically, students start reading the words
independently at a rate of one word every four seconds.
By the Final Check, students will be reading one word
every one second (60 words per minute).
Students should practice
on one set of words until they are proficient with that
set of words, and then move to the next set of words.
Research reported by Beers, Stanovich and others
indicate that some students may need relatively few
practice repetitions (8-12), while others will need to
see the word 40 to 70 times.
Please contact your
child’s teacher if you have any questions regarding your
child’s use of this reading practice activity.
Thank you for working with
your child to ensure they learn to read well. Reading
is the most important learning skill any child will ever
acquire, and is the basis of all future learning. As
professional educators with the Lee County School District,
we want to do all we can to work with you to make reading a
highly successful learning activity for your child.