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ELEMENTS I Teacher Manual

STERK Engels Teacher Manual Elements I

Goals/Objectives English

Goals/Objectives English Language Arts Standards Conventions of Standard English: students will be able to demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: students will be able to determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words in phrases, choosing flexibly from an array of options Language/ Reading Skills Students will be able to... • demonstrate understanding of English grammar and usage elements such as: • adjectives, comparatives, quantifiers • singular/plural nouns and verbs • possession • simple negation • subject-verb agreement • pronouns • verb tenses • prepositions • active/passive voice • clauses • demonstrate understanding of vocabulary in terms of meaning, phonological structure, and grammatical role • use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase • use frequently occurring affixes as a clue to the meaning of a word • use frequently occurring root words (e.g., look) and their inflectional forms (e.g., looks, looked, looking) Cognitive Skills Students will be able to… • hold a sentence in working memory while retrieving pictureconcept associations from their long-term memory to identify the correct response (memory) • use word order to comprehend simple and complex sentences (sequencing) Social-Emotional/ Executive Function Skills Students will be able to... • selectively focus and sustain attention on a lesson or an activity • inhibit impulsive responses • regulate emotional responses: e.g., excitement or frustration 4 Elements I Teacher Manual

Exercise Overview Exercise Screen 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 1 Replay Repeats the sentence to be answered. 2 Autoplay Turns Autoplay on or off; when “on” each click of the Go button presents a series of three or more questions. 3 Help Provides access to Help options: • How to replays initial instructions and models how to answer a question. • 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 an Autoplay sequence of questions. When an Autoplay sequence is in progress, this counter shows how many questions remain. 6 Response Buttons The student clicks the picture that most accurately represents the sentence. 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: 2 points 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 incorrect). 11 Highest Streak Shows the highest number of consecutive correct answers in this session. Elements I Teacher Manual 5