As an incentive to learn high frequency words (sight words, star words, rainbow words, popcorn words, love words, etc.), each student is given a "punch card" to track which high frequency words they have mastered. For each reading unit, I will send home a set of HFW flashcards for the students to keep at home and practice with their parents. A punch card containing those same words is paper-clipped (velcro) inside the students' folders. When the students have demonstrated that he/she can read the HFW, I will punch their HFW card. This is quick way for the parents to see which words their child has mastered and which ones need additional practice. Once a student has all of the HFW punched on their card, they will receive the new flashcards and a new punch card for the next set of HFW.
By clicking on the link below, you can view a sample of the parent letter and punch card that I sent home.
Parent Letter Link