HOMEWORKThe homework is a vital second daily reinforcement for new learning taught each day in class. Homework should take only a few minutes per day.HandwritingCursive handwriting makes writing easier for dyslexic students. The flow and connectedness help with spacing, legibility, and reduces reversals.Please help your student assume good posture and pencil grip, and practice forming the letters correctly.RAP (Rapid Automatic Practice)The purpose is accuracy. It relates directly to the sound/symbol introduced. Observe and listen to your child read the page, and provide corrective feedback if mistakes are made.IW (Instant Words)Instant words are those words that appear with high frequency in written text. Instant recognition of these words has a direct impact on reading fluency. Please observe and listen to your child read these words. If an error is made, please correct it. Save these pages, and use them to review the words periodically.Rate PacketThe rate packet builds fluency through repeated readings that develop the student’s skill in reading accurately at a smooth and even pace. Typically, students begin receiving rate packets when they begin Book 3. Practice in the same way as RAP.SpellingInstant correct spelling of high frequency words improves your student’s ability in written expression. Please refer to the prompts at the top of the columns of the Visual Spelling Chart.Parent InitialsWhen all assignments have been completed, initial in the corner of the homework. Thank you for supporting your child’s success in Take Flight by helping them complete their homework each evening.