I have assessed kindergarten skills and high frequency words and am in the middle of FAIR testing, FAIR is the Florida reading assessment (on the computer) with high frequency words, reading passages, comprehension and vocabulary for first grade. If a child struggles with the hfw's and/or reading passages it takes you into a phonemic awareness assessment! Lots of great information can be attained and we use the data for classroom instruction as well as grade level intervention groups.
I have made word wall cards with the kindergarten high frequency words as a review. You can get the FREE file at Teachers pay Teachers. They can be used as flashcards or on a work wall. Now that the kids have reviewed reading them, they are able to use them in their writing as well. (For some reason, I am unable to upload the image as I am fighting with my computer!!)
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When you are done there, head over to Corrina's blog, Surfin' Through Second for her 500 follower giveaway! Lots of great resources from creative educators:)
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