By October, my kindergarteners have really delved into the reading process. We use Saxon phonics and introduce letters in a sequence that allows them to begin to build words to read by the third week of school. We have covered them in this order: l, o, g (reading a word now by third week), h, p, t, a, and soon, n. Those letters together can be used to make about 20 different words. I am working on a Word Work packet that utilizes these letters and resulting words at the moment.
To help students jump into the reading process, I created this Reading Log to be used at home to keep track of reading. I request that parents spend at least 3 times a week, 15 minutes a day reading to their child. I often tell parents to let the child sit on their lap and have the child use their finger or a pointer to touch the words as the parent reads to them. This helps the child to begin to understand how to follow words.
I am sending out my Reading Log for all of you to use with your classes. Just click on the picture above!