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Teacher Manual Reading comprehension


COGNOBOT Teacher Manual 16 Cognobot Teacher Manual

Goals/Objectives English Language Arts Standard(s) Students will develop reading comprehension skills by extracting different types of information (e.g. literal, sequential, causative, and inferential) from a variety of texts including fiction and nonfiction, poems, tables, schedules, and instructions. Comprehension Skills Students will... • describe the overall structure (e.g., cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text (craft & structure) • refer to details and examples in a text when drawing inferences from it (drawing inferences) • read texts independently, with minimal to no assistance (independent reading) • use information gained from the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (interpreting visual information) • distinguish key ideas from supporting details to answer specific questions (key ideas & details) • recognize whether they understand what they are reading, and if necessary, take steps to repair their comprehension before continuing to read (monitoring comprehension) Language/Reading Skills Students will... • use the language needed for success in school, including general academic words (which appear frequently in print, but rarely in social conventions), discipline-specific terms, and multiple-meaning words (academic language) • read texts with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression to support comprehension (fluency) • attend to details, and plan an appropriate sequence of steps in order to respond to written instructions (following directions) • clarify the meaning of unknown words using strategies such as morphemic and contextual analysis (word learning strategies) • recognize and apply knowledge of words and word parts such as morphemes and phonemes (word structure & knowledge) Cognitive Skills Students will… • use working memory for reading with comprehension and answering questions (memory) • focus on specific information, sustain that focus, and ignore distractions while carrying out a task (attention) • use language processing skills to identify written information and analyze its meaning in context (processing) • recognize and track temporal and causal event sequences in passages of text, as well as alphabetical and logical ordering in tables, schedules, and instructions (sequencing) Social-Emotional/ Executive Function Skills Students will... • build and continuously revise a mental model of text in working memory • increase confidence in independent reading and the ability to draw inferences based on personal knowledge and experience • build social awareness through interpretation of character representations • increase motivation to read for enjoyment Icon Key Audio Download English Learner Quick Check Settings Video Cognobot Teacher Manual 17