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ELEMENTS I Teacher Manual

STERK Engels Teacher Manual Elements I

Facilitate and Encourage

Facilitate and Encourage Introduce Engage To introduce the exercise to your students, you can start by explaining to students that they will be playing a memory matching game with sounds. Say: Have you ever been in a funny or embarrassing situation because you misheard a word? It happens to all of us—you’ve been singing along to a song in front of your friends when suddenly everyone looks at you funny and shakes their heads—you’ve got the words wrong. What’s the funniest thing you know you misheard? Ask students to share some of their stories or share some of your own examples of when this has happened to you. The Space Salvage exercise encourages good listening and memory skills to locate and pair matching sounds in syllables and words that sound very similar to one another. Demo 1. Say: Today, we’re going to practice clicking objects, listening to the syllable or word they make, and then matching them together to clear a grid. Together, we’ll work on an exercise called Space Salvage. I’ll get us started, and then I’d like for you to try. 2. Project the Space Salvage Introduction (English or Spanish) demo. 3. Follow along with the demo, which explains how the exercise works. 4. Click the objects that match: • Correct answer: a “ding” plays and a pair of nets pop out from the edge of the screen and drag the matching objects off screen. • Incorrect answer: no sound plays and the objects remain on the screen. 5. Encourage students to share their strategies for working through the grid and remembering what they hear. 6. Keyboard shortcuts: there are none for this exercise. Direct students to log in and work individually on the Space Salvage Demo for approximately 10 minutes. This time period mimics the timing of the exercise once it’s assigned. Debrief with students to ensure they understand the task and objective of the exercise. Ask, What did you notice? Have students share anything they have questions about. Space Salvage includes instructional audio for the exercise introduction, instructions, and targeted practice. By default, these are presented in English. You can, however, select Spanish instructions for all, some, or individual students on the Manage page in mySciLEARN. 50 Elements I Teacher Manual

Facilitate and Encourage Monitor Student Progress Review Space Salvage reports regularly to monitor student progress. Use the data to determine which students are succeeding and which students might be struggling to make progress. Where to look... PROGRESS: Elements I Exercise Progress - Space Salvage The colored line shows student progress and their percent complete. Each dot indicates a day the student worked on the exercise. What to look for... what it means Is the line going up? The student is completing content accurately and making progress. Is the line flat across several dots? The student may be struggling and you need to find out why. Are there long lapses between dots? The student may be skipping this exercise. USAGE: Usage Details - Schedule Do you see half-filled gray circles? The student is working on this exercise, but not meeting the scheduled time. Make sure that they have time to complete their daily schedule. If fatigue is an issue, taking breaks is okay. Do you see red circles? The student is skipping this exercise. Provide support to help them re-engage. USAGE: Usage Details - Minutes/Trials Are many days highlighted in red? The student is not meeting their daily schedule. Check the Schedule tab in this report to investigate further. Is the student answering fewer questions than usual? They may be distracted or losing focus. In comparison to their previous activity, a low number of trials to minutes may indicate the student is not applying themselves to the task. Is the student answering more questions than usual? They may be rushing. In comparison to their previous activity, a high number of trials to minutes may indicate the student is trying to amass points, or to progress more quickly, but rushing can result in mistakes. Remind them that making progress depends on accuracy, not speed. Elements I Teacher Manual 51