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FOUNDATIONS I Teacher Manual

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STERK Engels Teacher Manual Foundadions !

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 listening to frequency-modulated sweep sounds. Say: Have you ever had a song you know so well that you can recognize it after just a few notes have been played? The human auditory system can do amazing things when it is well tuned. It has to be well tuned to understand speech sounds, because it has to process more than 700 sounds per minute in typical spoken language! This exercise tunes your auditory system to quickly distinguish one of the important components of many speech sounds: frequency sweeps. The sounds presented are actually sound sweeps that cover the frequencies in human speech. The object is to listen carefully and determine whether the sound sweeps you hear are up or down sweeps. We will listen together and share strategies you might use to tell the difference. Demo 1. Say: Today, we’re going to practice matching the sound or sequence of sounds presented to you. Together, we’ll work on an exercise called Sky Gym. I’ll get us started, and then I’d like for you to try. 2. Project the Sky Gym Introduction (English or Spanish) demo. 3. Follow along with the demo, which explains how the exercise works. 4. Click the correct arrows: • Correct answer: a “ding” plays and points are awarded • Incorrect answer: a “thunk” sound effect plays 5. Encourage choral response or hand-raising. Ask those who can hear the difference to share their strategies (i.e. closing their eyes, humming to themselves, assigning an environmental sound to the sweeps for a memory association). Have students encourage each other by seeing who can get the most correct answers in a row. 6. Keyboard shortcuts: • Go button = Space bar • “Weep” answer = Up arrow • “Woop” answer = Down arrow Direct students to log in and work individually on the Sky Gym 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 that they have questions about. Sky Gym includes instructional audio for the exercise introduction and instructions. 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. 64 Sky Gym Teacher Manual

Facilitate and Encourage Monitor Student Progress Review Sky Gym 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: Foundations I Exercise Progress - Sky Gym 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, add some breaks to their schedule. Do you see red circles? The student is skipping this exercise. Provide support to help them re-engage. USAGE: Usage Details - Minutes/Questions 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 questions to minutes may indicate that the student is trying to amass points or progress through the content without actually learning it. Ask them to turn Autoplay off. Remind them that making progress depends on accuracy, not speed. Sky Gym Teacher Manual 65