Grade 1 letter (sept 2013)

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  • 1. Similar to last year, Grade 1 teachers are asked to complete the following 3 Early Literacy Assessments by September 30th, 2013: 1. Letter Recognition: Uppercase and Lowercase Naming (1st Edition Pages 230-234, 2nd Edition Pages: 170-174) 2. Early Literacy Behaviors (1st Edition Pages 235-238, 2nd Edition Pages: 175-178) 3. Phonological Awareness: Initial Sounds (1st Edition Pages 260-262, 2nd Edition Pages: 200-202) *These required assessments are attached to this email. The following Readiness Assessments are optional: Reading High Frequency Words: 25 (1st Edition Pages 239-242, 2nd Edition Pages 179-182) Reading High Frequency Words: 50 (1st Edition Pages 243-246, 2nd Edition Pages 183-186) Reading High Frequency Words: 100 (1st Edition Pages 247-252, 2nd Edition Pages 187-192) Phonological Awareness: Blending Words, Segmenting and Rhyming (1st Edition Pages 263-269, 2nd Edition Pages 203-209) *All assessments can be found in Assessment Forms Resource included in the Benchmark Assessment System (BAS) box. Please note the different page numbers for 1st and 2nd Editions. Last June, Grade 1 teachers compiled a list of Grade 1 resources that were at their school. Unfortunately, copies of these resource lists were not kept. If you still have your school’s resource list, please forward it to Lhasa Houliston at FEC ( Please let me know if you do not have a copy of Prompting Guide 1. As your resources that were ordered over the summer start to arrive, HOORAY, I would like to extend an invitation to help you unpack (physically & figuratively) your new resources. Getting to know your resources can be a daunting and time consuming task and I would like to assist you in any way that I can. Please contact me if you are interested in scheduling a time.