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BELOW ARE THE DAILY LESSONS FOR THE FIFTH WEEK

Spend Quality Time With Your Student!

Praise Your Student Often

Schedule B

Time: One half hour to Two hours per session each day depending on student's ability to focus EXCEPT on Sundays when you may want to modify the schedule according to the activities of the day.

Sessions: As many as it takes to cover the material. Each project (songs, games, other activities) should take a minimum of twenty minutes to accomplish

Rewards: Should not be necessary on this schedule but if it becomes necessary rewards should follow the sessions and be given only if the student assumed proper responsibility in his or her assignments

Monday: Tell the stories for Mm, Nn, Oo, Pp, Qq, Rr, Ss, Tt, Uu, Vv, Ww, Xx, Yy and Zz.
Play the
games (one or two different games a day). Sing the songs. You will find the links below. Review the Alphabet with flash cards. Mix up the cards.

INDEPENDENT EXERCISES Give your student a phone book and ask him or her to write down the names of people whose phone numbers END with a number corresponding to the flash card letters. For instance, begin with upper case letters. Uppercase A is number one. Lowercase (a) is number two. Uppercase B is number three. Lowercase b is number four. Uppercase C is number five, etc.

There are twenty-six letters in the Alphabet. Uppercase and Lowercase letters together make fifty-two letters.

Have your student number his or paper from one through fifty-two. Put the numbers on different lines so that he or she has fifty-two lines. Next, the student should fill in the spaces by the number by writing the names out of the phone book whose phone numbers end with the letter having that number assigned.

In as much as possible, your student should do this as an independent exercise once he or she understands what to do. Be sure to correct the finished paper. Check to see that the uppercase letters and lowercase letters are printed the same on your student's paper as they appear in the phone book listing.

HANDWRITING EXERCISES

  1. Help your student to write better now.
  2. Pay attention to the instructions given.
  3. Make sure that you are doing it correctly too.
  4. Break bad habits.
  5. Work together to improve your writing skills.
  6. The instructions are given below.
  7. If your student knows cursive writing that's fine but your student should be practicing manuscript (print) writing when its time for this exercise.
  8. Follow the writing instructions to the best of your ability for the sake of your student!

Make the letters A, a, B, b, C, c, D, d, E, e, F, f, G, g, H, h, I, i, J, j, K, k, L, l, M, m, N, n, O, o, P, p, Q, q, R, r, S, s, T, t, U, u, V, v, W, w, X, x, Y, y, Z, z in the air and on paper. Always keep the sharp end of the pencil pointing AWAY from your student's face!!! It is better to use pencil because the letters can be erased easier than pen.

PRACTICE WRITING! Place a paper over the flashcard letters or a page that has the Alphabet written on it already and trace them until independence is achieved using the following guidelines:

If you don't have an Alphabet paper or don't feel like you can make your letters to the qualifications, then use the Alphabet below. Print them out and enlarge the letters on a copier if one is available. You may want to cut out the letters and enlarge them one or two, even ten at a time. It depends on how much help your student needs to break bad habits.

A, a, B, b, C, c, D, d, E, e, F, f, G, g, H, h, I, i, J, j, K, k, L, l, M, m, N, n, O, o, P, p, Q, q, R, r, S, s, T, t, U, u, V, v, W, w, X, x, Y, y, Z, z

When learning to write your letters always start at the top and move your pencil all the way down i.e. / (A) \.

Start at the left side when there is more than one tall part to a letter i.e. | - | (H).

Start at the top of all curved parts and follow the curve around i.e. ( ) (O).

Remember the following clue words: TOP! LEFT! FOLLOW THE CURVE!

The first letter in each word of the following sentence is a clue to remember. TLFC means TOP! LEFT! FOLLOW THE CURVE! Look at the first letter of each word in the following easy sentence to remember. It should help you. Tommy Loves Fat Cats!

VERBAL EXERCISES Have your student say the Alphabet from A to Z. Then ask your student to say the Alphabet backwards. Make sure you prepare the Alphabet backwards on paper ahead of time so you know if he or she is correct. By this session your student should be finding these exercises much easier and he or she should be comfortably familiar with them by now.

Ask your student to say the Alphabet beginning with A and skipping every other letter. In other words, say A. Do not say B. Say C. Do not say D, etc.

Ask your student to say the Alphabet backwards beginning with Z and skipping every other letter. In other words, say Z. Do not say Y. Say X. Do not say W, etc.

Ask your student to say the Alphabet backwards beginning with Z, skipping every two letters. In other words, say Z. Do not say Y. Do not say X. Say W. Do not say V. Do not say U. Say T, etc.

Ask your student to say the Alphabet backwards beginning with M and skipping every other letter. In other words, say M. Do not say L. Say K. Do not say I, etc.

Ask your student to say the Alphabet backwards beginning with R and skipping every other letter. In other words, say R. Do not say Q. Say P. Do not say O, etc.

Ask your student to say the Alphabet beginning with O and skipping every other letter. In other words, say O. Do not say P. Say Q. Do not say R, etc.

 

Tuesday: Tell the stories for Mm, Nn, Oo, Pp, Qq, Rr, Ss, Tt, Uu, Vv, Ww, Xx, Yy and Zz. Play the games (one or two different games a day). Sing the songs. You will find the links below. Review the Alphabet with flash cards. Mix up the cards.

VERBAL EXERCISES Have your student say the Alphabet from A to Z. Then ask your student to say the Alphabet backwards. Make sure you prepare the Alphabet backwards on paper ahead of time so you know if he or she is correct. By this session your student should be finding these exercises much easier and he or she should be comfortably familiar with them by now.

Ask your student to say the Alphabet beginning with A and skipping every other letter. In other words, say A. Do not say B. Say C. Do not say D, etc.

Ask your student to say the Alphabet backwards beginning with Z and skipping every other letter. In other words, say Z. Do not say Y. Say X. Do not say W, etc.

Ask your student to say the Alphabet backwards beginning with Z, skipping every two letters. In other words, say Z. Do not say Y. Do not say X. Say W. Do not say V. Do not say U. Say T, etc.

Ask your student to say the Alphabet backwards beginning with M and skipping every other letter. In other words, say M. Do not say L. Say K. Do not say I, etc.

Ask your student to say the Alphabet backwards beginning with R and skipping every other letter. In other words, say R. Do not say Q. Say P. Do not say O, etc.

Ask your student to say the Alphabet beginning with O and skipping every other letter. In other words, say O. Do not say P. Say Q. Do not say R, etc.

INDEPENDENT EXERCISES Give your student a magazine or newspaper to look for display ads. Ask him or her to write the name of the business, the type of business it is and its promotion.

Let's suppose the business name is The Backyard and it is a place to go out to eat if you want barbecued steaks. Let's suppose the ad tells you that it's the best place in town to eat barbecued steaks because they are so tender and juicy. Perhaps the ad also mentions they have the lowest price in town for a quality meal.

First, your student would write the name of the business. So your student would write The Backyard.

Second, your student would write down the type of business. So your student would write down the following two words: barbecued steaks

Third, your student would write down promotional words describing the place or promotional words stating reasons why a person would want to go. This is called business promotion. So your student would write the following words: tender, juicy, lowest price, quality meal.

This is what your student would have written: The Backyard, barbecued steaks, tender, juicy, lowest price, quality meal.

In as much as possible, your student should do this as an independent exercise once he or she understands what to do. Be sure to correct the finished paper. Check to see that the uppercase letters and lowercase letters are printed the same on your student's paper as they appear in the business ad. SAVE THIS PAPER! YOU WILL NEED IT FOR WEDNESDAY!

HANDWRITING EXERCISES

  1. Help your student to write better now.
  2. Pay attention to the instructions given.
  3. Make sure that you are doing it correctly too.
  4. Break bad habits.
  5. Work together to improve your writing skills.
  6. The instructions are given below.
  7. If your student knows cursive writing that's fine but your student should be practicing manuscript (print) writing when its time for this exercise.
  8. Follow the writing instructions to the best of your ability for the sake of your student!

Make the letters A, a, B, b, C, c, D, d, E, e, F, f, G, g, H, h, I, i, J, j, K, k, L, l, M, m, N, n, O, o, P, p, Q, q, R, r, S, s, T, t, U, u, V, v, W, w, X, x, Y, y, Z, z in the air and on paper. Always keep the sharp end of the pencil pointing AWAY from your student's face!!! It is better to use pencil because the letters can be erased easier than pen.

PRACTICE WRITING! Place a paper over the flashcard letters or a page that has the Alphabet written on it already and trace them until independence is achieved using the following guidelines:

If you don't have an Alphabet paper or don't feel like you can make your letters to the qualifications, then use the Alphabet below. Print them out and enlarge the letters on a copier if one is available. You may want to cut out the letters and enlarge them one or two, even ten at a time. It depends on how much help your student needs to break bad habits.

A, a, B, b, C, c, D, d, E, e, F, f, G, g, H, h, I, i, J, j, K, k, L, l, M, m, N, n, O, o, P, p, Q, q, R, r, S, s, T, t, U, u, V, v, W, w, X, x, Y, y, Z, z

When learning to write your letters always start at the top and move your pencil all the way down i.e. / (A) \.

Start at the left side when there is more than one tall part to a letter i.e. | - | (H).

Start at the top of all curved parts and follow the curve around i.e. ( ) (O).

Remember the following clue words: TOP! LEFT! FOLLOW THE CURVE!

The first letter in each word of the following sentence is a clue to remember. TLFC means TOP! LEFT! FOLLOW THE CURVE! Look at the first letter of each word in the following easy sentence to remember. It should help you. Tommy Loves Fat Cats!


Wednesday: Play the games (one or two different games a day). Sing the songs. You will find the links below. Review the Alphabet with flash cards. Mix up the cards.

VERBAL EXERCISES Have your student say the Alphabet from A to Z. Then ask your student to say the Alphabet backwards. Make sure you prepare the Alphabet backwards on paper ahead of time so you know if he or she is correct.

Ask your student to say the Alphabet beginning with A and skipping every three letters. In other words, say A. Do not say B. Do not say C. Do not say D. Say E. Do not say F. Do not say G. Do not say H. Say I. etc. Your student should not write these exercises on paper. This should be done verbally.

Ask your student to say the Alphabet backwards beginning with Z and skipping every third letter. In other words, say Z. Say Y. Say X. Do not say W. say V. Say U. Say T. Do not say S. etc. Your student should not write these exercises on paper. This should be done verbally.

Ask your student to say the Alphabet backwards beginning with Z, skipping every two letters and saying every third letter twice. In other words, say Z. Do not say Y. Do not say X. Say W. Say W again. Do not say V. Do not say U. Say T. Say T again. etc.

Ask your student to say the Alphabet forwards beginning with M and repeating every other letter. In other words, say M. Say N, N. Say O. Say P, P. Say Q, etc.

Ask your student to say the Alphabet backwards beginning with R and skipping every other letter but repeating every three verbalized letters by saying them forwards and backwards. In other words, SAY R. Do not say Q. SAY P. Do not say O. SAY N. Now repeat forwards. Say N, P, R. Now repeat backwards. Say R, P, N. Now continue, etc.

Ask your student to say the Alphabet beginning with K and skipping every fifth letter. In other words, say O. Do not say P. Do not say Q. Do not say R, Do not say S. Say T. Do not say U, etc.

INDEPENDENT EXERCISES Have your student sit down with the paper he or she did on Tuesday of this week. Ask your student to write down the basics for his or her own ad. Let's suppose that the first line has The Backyard listed, its business type and promotional words. Your student might write something like this: Hamburger Shop, hamburgers, tasty, deluxe, fast, cheap.

This exercise should be done independently whenever possible. When checking it if you see mistakes, it would be more beneficial to your student if you would mention that you see a mistake and see if your student can find his or her own mistakes. You may have to give a clue. If you are not sure about how a word is spelled, look it up in the dictionary together and let your student help you determine if he or she is accurate.

HANDWRITING EXERCISES

  1. Help your student to write better now.
  2. Pay attention to the instructions given.
  3. Make sure that you are doing it correctly too.
  4. Break bad habits.
  5. Work together to improve your writing skills.
  6. The instructions are given below.
  7. If your student knows cursive writing that's fine but your student should be practicing manuscript (print) writing when its time for this exercise.
  8. Follow the writing instructions to the best of your ability for the sake of your student!

Make the letters A, a, B, b, C, c, D, d, E, e, F, f, G, g, H, h, I, i, J, j, K, k, L, l, M, m, N, n, O, o, P, p, Q, q, R, r, S, s, T, t, U, u, V, v, W, w, X, x, Y, y, Z, z in the air and on paper. Always keep the sharp end of the pencil pointing AWAY from your student's face!!! It is better to use pencil because the letters can be erased easier than pen.

PRACTICE WRITING! Place a paper over the flashcard letters or a page that has the Alphabet written on it already and trace them until independence is achieved using the following guidelines:

If you don't have an Alphabet paper or don't feel like you can make your letters to the qualifications, then use the Alphabet below. Print them out and enlarge the letters on a copier if one is available. You may want to cut out the letters and enlarge them one or two, even ten at a time. It depends on how much help your student needs to break bad habits.

A, a, B, b, C, c, D, d, E, e, F, f, G, g, H, h, I, i, J, j, K, k, L, l, M, m, N, n, O, o, P, p, Q, q, R, r, S, s, T, t, U, u, V, v, W, w, X, x, Y, y, Z, z

When learning to write your letters always start at the top and move your pencil all the way down i.e. / (A) \.

Start at the left side when there is more than one tall part to a letter i.e. | - | (H).

Start at the top of all curved parts and follow the curve around i.e. ( ) (O).

Remember the following clue words: TOP! LEFT! FOLLOW THE CURVE!

The first letter in each word of the following sentence is a clue to remember. TLFC means TOP! LEFT! FOLLOW THE CURVE! Look at the first letter of each word in the following easy sentence to remember. It should help you. Tommy Loves Fat Cats!


Thursday: Review the games and practice singing the songs. Practice writing the letters. Have your student underline the letters he or she thinks are written in the best possible handwriting. Dictate the letters. You say, "Uppercase A" and the student writes (A). You say, "Lowercase a" and the student writes (a). You say, "Uppercase B" and the student writes (B). You say, "Lowercase b" and the student writes (b). You say, "Uppercase C" and the student writes (C). You say, "Lowercase c" and the student writes (c). Continue this way until all the letters are pronounced by you and written down by the student. Repeat ALL the VERBAL EXERCISES of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday! Don't forget that you are building a foundation and you want to be sure that the structure is solid.

HANDWRITING EXERCISES

  1. Help your student to write better now.
  2. Pay attention to the instructions given.
  3. Make sure that you are doing it correctly too.
  4. Break bad habits.
  5. Work together to improve your writing skills.
  6. The instructions are given below.
  7. If your student knows cursive writing that's fine but your student should be practicing manuscript (print) writing when its time for this exercise.
  8. Follow the writing instructions to the best of your ability for the sake of your student!

Make the letters A, a, B, b, C, c, D, d, E, e, F, f, G, g, H, h, I, i, J, j, K, k, L, l, M, m, N, n, O, o, P, p, Q, q, R, r, S, s, T, t, U, u, V, v, W, w, X, x, Y, y, Z, z in the air and on paper. Always keep the sharp end of the pencil pointing AWAY from your student's face!!! It is better to use pencil because the letters can be erased easier than pen.

PRACTICE WRITING! Place a paper over the flashcard letters or a page that has the Alphabet written on it already and trace them until independence is achieved using the following guidelines:

If you don't have an Alphabet paper or don't feel like you can make your letters to the qualifications, then use the Alphabet below. Print them out and enlarge the letters on a copier if one is available. You may want to cut out the letters and enlarge them one or two, even ten at a time. It depends on how much help your student needs to break bad habits.

A, a, B, b, C, c, D, d, E, e, F, f, G, g, H, h, I, i, J, j, K, k, L, l, M, m, N, n, O, o, P, p, Q, q, R, r, S, s, T, t, U, u, V, v, W, w, X, x, Y, y, Z, z

When learning to write your letters always start at the top and move your pencil all the way down i.e. / (A) \.

Start at the left side when there is more than one tall part to a letter i.e. | - | (H).

Start at the top of all curved parts and follow the curve around i.e. ( ) (O).

Remember the following clue words: TOP! LEFT! FOLLOW THE CURVE!

The first letter in each word of the following sentence is a clue to remember. TLFC means TOP! LEFT! FOLLOW THE CURVE! Look at the first letter of each word in the following easy sentence to remember. It should help you. Tommy Loves Fat Cats!


Friday: Review the games and sing the songs. Practice writing the letters. Have your student circle the letters he or she thinks is written in the best possible handwriting. Dictate the letters. You say, "Uppercase A" and the student writes (A). You say, "Lowercase a" and the student writes (a). You say, "Uppercase B" and the student writes (B). You say, "Lowercase b" and the student writes (b). You say, "Uppercase C" and the student writes (C). You say, "Lowercase c" and the student writes (c). Continue this way until all the letters are pronounced by you and written down by the student. You may want to mix up the order in which you pronounce the letters. Remember, you are building a foundation and you want to be sure that the structure is solid.

Repeat the VERBAL EXERCISES for this week!!!

HANDWRITING EXERCISES

  1. Help your student to write better now.
  2. Pay attention to the instructions given.
  3. Make sure that you are doing it correctly too.
  4. Break bad habits.
  5. Work together to improve your writing skills.
  6. The instructions are given below.
  7. If your student knows cursive writing that's fine but your student should be practicing manuscript (print) writing when its time for this exercise.
  8. Follow the writing instructions to the best of your ability for the sake of your student!

Make the letters A, a, B, b, C, c, D, d, E, e, F, f, G, g, H, h, I, i, J, j, K, k, L, l, M, m, N, n, O, o, P, p, Q, q, R, r, S, s, T, t, U, u, V, v, W, w, X, x, Y, y, Z, zin the air and on paper. Always keep the sharp end of the pencil pointing AWAY from your student's face!!! It is better to use pencil because the letters can be erased easier than pen.

PRACTICE WRITING! Place a paper over the flashcard letters or a page that has the Alphabet written on it already and trace them until independence is achieved using the following guidelines:

If you don't have an Alphabet paper or don't feel like you can make your letters to the qualifications, then use the Alphabet below. Print them out and enlarge the letters on a copier if one is available. You may want to cut out the letters and enlarge them one or two, even ten at a time. It depends on how much help your student needs to break bad habits.

A, a, B, b, C, c, D, d, E, e, F, f, G, g, H, h, I, i, J, j, K, k, L, l, M, m, N, n, O, o, P, p, Q, q, R, r, S, s, T, t, U, u, V, v, W, w, X, x, Y, y, Z, z

When learning to write your letters always start at the top and move your pencil all the way down i.e. / (A) \.

Start at the left side when there is more than one tall part to a letter i.e. | - | (H).

Start at the top of all curved parts and follow the curve around i.e. ( ) (O).

Remember the following clue words: TOP! LEFT! FOLLOW THE CURVE!

The first letter in each word of the following sentence is a clue to remember. TLFC means TOP! LEFT! FOLLOW THE CURVE! Look at the first letter of each word in the following easy sentence to remember. It should help you. Tommy Loves Fat Cats!

Saturday and Sunday: Repeat the VERBAL EXERCISES for this week!!!

  1. Help your student to write better now.
  2. Pay attention to the instructions given.
  3. Make sure that you are doing it correctly too.
  4. Break bad habits.
  5. Work together to improve your writing skills.
  6. The instructions are given below.
  7. If your student knows cursive writing that's fine but your student should be practicing manuscript (print) writing when its time for this exercise.
  8. Follow the writing instructions to the best of your ability for the sake of your student!

Make the letters A, a, B, b, C, c, D, d, E, e, F, f, G, g, H, h, I, i, J, j, K, k, L, l, M, m, N, n, O, o, P, p, Q, q, R, r, S, s, T, t, U, u, V, v, W, w, X, x, Y, y, Z, z in the air and on paper. Always keep the sharp end of the pencil pointing AWAY from your student's face!!! It is better to use pencil because the letters can be erased easier than pen.

PRACTICE WRITING! Place a paper over the flashcard letters or a page that has the Alphabet written on it already and trace them until independence is achieved using the following guidelines:

If you don't have an Alphabet paper or don't feel like you can make your letters to the qualifications, then use the Alphabet below. Print them out and enlarge the letters on a copier if one is available. You may want to cut out the letters and enlarge them one or two, even ten at a time. It depends on how much help your student needs to break bad habits.

A, a, B, b, C, c, D, d, E, e, F, f, G, g, H, h, I, i, J, j, K, k, L, l, M, m, N, n, O, o, P, p, Q, q, R, r, S, s, T, t, U, u, V, v, W, w, X, x, Y, y, Z, z

When learning to write your letters always start at the top and move your pencil all the way down i.e. / (A) \.

Start at the left side when there is more than one tall part to a letter i.e. | - | (H).

Start at the top of all curved parts and follow the curve around i.e. ( ) (O).

Remember the following clue words: TOP! LEFT! FOLLOW THE CURVE!

The first letter in each word of the following sentence is a clue to remember. TLFC means TOP! LEFT! FOLLOW THE CURVE! Look at the first letter of each word in the following easy sentence to remember. It should help you. Tommy Loves Fat Cats!

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