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Mastery Learning Folder Parent Note

You’ll find this note handy if you’re introducing Mastery Learning Folder homework to parents for the first time. I would also recommend giving a folder demonstration at your start of year parent meeting. If this isn’t possible, you can direct them to this video. The note is in Word format so you can modify the contents to suit your situation.

MLF Homework Note

 

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Phonological Awareness Class Checklist

This Excel spreadsheet checklist contains the following PA headings:

Word / Syllable / Onset & Rime / Phoneme / Phonics / Phonetic Words / Alternative Phonics / Advanced Phonetic Words

It can be used to track progress after post testing with the PA quick screeners found in Foundation English the free Flashcard Club. When the appropriate level for remediation is determined, practice flashcards can be placed in the child’s Mastery Learning Folder and remediated with the quick test and learn process each homework night.

Phonological Awareness Checklist

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Phonics Class Checklist

This Excel spreadsheet checklist contains the 43 basic phonics sounds in Jolly Phonics order. It can be used to track progress after post testing with the phonics flashcards found in the free Flashcard Club. Incorrect flashcards can be placed in the child’s mastery learning folder and remediated with the quick test and learn process each homework night.

Phonics Checklist

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Library Pocket Supplies Australia

The traditional gold library pockets are becoming more difficult to source in Australia and are not cheap. I have a supplier in Queensland and have listed their details below. I supply the medium sized gold library pockets in my Hand-made Mastery Learning Folder Kit. The kit includes everything you need to create the manilla folder styled mastery learning folders for 25 students at $3 per child.

What’s in the kit:

28 bright blue manilla folders
224 medium gold library pockets (8 per folder)
8 library pocket stickers
Blackline masters for the cover and instructions

Price: $75 + $13.40 postage

Handmade Cover




 

 

 

If you would prefer a heavy duty mastery learning folder, please take a look at my hardcover version, manufactured in Western Australia and designed to last. Schools may purchase in bulk and, if accessioned, students can borrow from the library. These folders are also available for booklisting.

Please join my free Flashcard Club which contains perfectly sized mastery learning folder flashcards, arranged according to the Australian Curriculum.

Here are the details of the library pocket supplier:

Quantum Libraries
Unit 1 / 135 Ingleston Rd, Wakerley, QLD 4154

 

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Trial 2 Results

After reviewing the first trial both the classroom teacher and I felt that the students were not yet reaching their learning potential – most students learnt a similar amount of sight words and we would had expected a greater variation. We wondered if the higher achievers were being held back by an insufficient amount of learning content. So for Trial 2, the Store pocket was topped up with new remediation content weekly, rather than fortnightly. This meant that as flashcards reached the Test pocket, students always had new material to transfer into the Hive.

The results below showed that almost all of the students were capable of learning at a faster pace and there was a significant increase in the number of sight words learnt during the 6 week trial.

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