HoMeWoRk ExPeCtAtIoNs

  • Please make sure that your child is doing their dyslexia homework every night.  As I've stated below, dyslexia homework should take no more that 10 minutes to complete.  Our homework is such an important part of being successful in class!
    Homework is an important part of our Dyslexia Therapy program.  It provides additional practice in the skills we are learning in order to become better readers and writers.  The following is a recommended outline of how to complete your homework.
    Cursive-On lessons where cursive is introduced, students are to practice writing the letter(s) correctly.  Students will need to write the letters at least 7 times. 
    Instant Words-Students practice reading the instant words in several ways:  as columns, rows, in phrases and in sentences.  Students will need to read the instant words for that day out loud to you at least once. 
    RAP-This is the Rapid Automated Practice where students will read the letters, word parts, or words out loud to you.  The page is divided into 3 sections.  The top 2 sections have been practiced in class and the bottom section is to be read aloud to an adult at least once each evening. 
    Rate Packets-Once students have completed the curriculum through Lesson 35, they will receive a rate packet containing words to practice. These are also divided into 3 sections.  For the rate practice, all 3 sections need to be read aloud to an adult at least once each evening. 
    As you can see, this is a very quick and effective practice.  Once a routine is established, the student's homework can be done in 10 minutes (or less).   
    Parents, please make sure that homework calendars are initialed so that students receive credit.