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FOUNDATIONS I Teacher Manual

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Facilitate and Encourage

Facilitate and Encourage Where to look... PROGRESS: Progress Details - Moon Ranch Progress What to look for... what it means Has the student taken too many questions without passing a level? High performers can complete each level in fewer than 100 questions. A student who is still working on a level after answering more than 200 questions may be struggling. Make sure the student remains focused and motivated. When a student reaches content that is difficult for them, their progress will slow and completing a level will require more questions. Monitor the student’s progress graph and celebrate small advances. See the “Adjust Instruction/Intervene” section in this teacher manual for suggestions on supporting struggling students. Questions Typical range for students making good progress: • Introductory Level: 9-28 • Phoneme Pair /gi/ /ki/: 70 - 180 • Phoneme Pair /chu/ /shu/: 70 - 200 • Phoneme Pair /si/ /sti/: 50 - 120 • Phoneme Pair /ge/ /ke/: 50 - 150 • Phoneme Pair /do/ /to/: 50 - 150 • Phoneme Pair /ba/ /da/: 60 - 200 Foundations I Progress Monitoring Chart in Student & Teacher Resources 38 Moon Ranch Teacher Manual

Adjust Instruction/Intervene Differentiation Activities Facilitate and Encourage Differentiating instruction requires continually striving to know and to respond to each student’s needs in order to maximize learning. Use the data in Moon Ranch reports to adjust instruction to meet each student’s needs and respond to variance among learners. The activities below are suggestions to support students who might be struggling to make progress in Moon Ranch. Does the student understand the exercise goal/task? Observe the student as they work through the exercise demo to determine where their understanding may be breaking down. Does the student frequently “miss” the correct answer because they have difficulty with timing and rhythm? Unlike many of the other exercises, this one requires a fast response time—so timing is everything! Ask the student to tap their foot every time they hear the syllable repeated to help them improve their timing. You may also suggest the student close their eyes while they listen to help them focus. If the student has trouble using a mouse or iPad, consider switching to a keyboard to use the keyboard shortcuts. Is the student aware that this exercise uses the 3-Forward/1-Back Rule to make forward progress? Explain that accuracy is the key to moving through the content in this exercise. Students make progress based on the 3-Forward/1-Back Rule: they move forward when they get 3 answers in a row correct, but they move backward when they get 1 answer incorrect. Because streaks record the number of correct answers in a row, charting this can help the student self-monitor by providing visual feedback of their number of correct answers in a row. Students can use the Three-in-a-Row Worksheet. Moon Ranch Teacher Manual 39