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ELEMENTS I Teacher Manual

STERK Engels Teacher Manual Elements I

Goals/Objectives English

Goals/Objectives English Language Arts Standards The listening accuracy and auditory sequencing skills addressed by this exercise precede those addressed by typical reading standards, but are essential for learners to: • recognize rapidly changing sounds, which is important for phoneme discrimination • recognize and remember the order of a series of sounds, which is critical for mapping sound sequences to letter sequences when decoding or spelling. Language/ Reading Skills Students will be able to... • identify rapidly changing sounds (listening accuracy) • correctly recognize and remember the order of a series of sounds (auditory sequencing) Cognitive Skills Students will be able to… • hold a sound sequence in working memory while recalling visual symbol-sound associations from long-term memory (memory) • focus and sustain attention (attention) • process tonal sweeps (processing) Social-Emotional/ Executive Function Skills Students will be able to... • selectively focus and sustain attention on a lesson or an activity • inhibit impulsive responses • build confidence in listening skills • manage ability to process rapid, complex information 18 Elements I Teacher Manual

Exercise Overview Exercise Screen 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 1 Replay Repeats the sound or sequence of sounds. 2 Autoplay Turns Autoplay on or off; when “on” each click of the Go button presents a series of three or more trials. 3 Help Provides access to help options: • How to replays initial instructions and provides a model trial. • Practice allows students to listen closely to the current stimuli without affecting their progress. • Progress displays progress for each level and the entire exercise. 4 Home Returns the student to the Exercise Selector screen. 5 Go Presents a question or series of Autoplay questions. When an Autoplay sequence is in progress, this counter shows how many questions remain. 6 Response Buttons Responds to a question by clicking the up and down arrows in the right order, to match the sound or sequence of sounds presented. 7 Time Shows Time Worked / Time Scheduled for the exercise. 8 Points Shows total points awarded across all of a day’s sessions. • Correct answers: 1 point for each correct answer • Autoplay bonus: double the usual points if all questions in a set are answered correctly. 9 Level Progress Displays the current level and percent completion of the level. 10 Current Streak Shows the number of consecutive correct answers since the last incorrect answer (or since the beginning of the session, if no answers have been correct). 11 Highest Streak Shows the highest number of consecutive correct answers in this session. Elements I Teacher Manual 19