During the past 2-3 weeks the students have been kept very busy Roaming Around The Known. They are not yet challenged to learn new skills. They feel comfortable as they stay within the bounds of what is already known.
The activities that each student does will depend on his / her capability. Here are some photos of just some of the tasks that my students have experienced over the past 2-3 weeks.
Revising known letters, sounds and words. The student sorts known letters, plays letter games and may make a sound book or a sound chart. Sound boxes may be introduced.
Making a book. The student dictates a page each day and draws a picture to go with it. The sentence is also written on a strip of card which can be cut up for the student to put back together. The words can be sorted in different ways.
Each activity prepares the student for the formal Reading Recovery lessons that begin after the 1st 10 days of Roaming.