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READING COMPREHENSION | Teacher Manual

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Teacher Manual Reading comprehension

Exercise Overview

Exercise Overview Progression In Data Stream, students progress through 7 levels of difficulty that focus on different organizers and related tasks. Within each level, students work with several passages. Organizer tasks and types Passages Select a Circle Diagram 4 Complete a Circle Diagram 4 Complete a Table 6 Complete a Concept Web 6 Complete a Flowchart/Timeline 6 Select a Summary 6 Complete a Summary 6 Within each passage, students work through 3 tasks, in order: Task 1: Passage Task 2: Organizer Task 3: Questions Read a fiction or nonfiction passage and answer questions presented after every few pages. Select or complete a graphic organizer or summary Answer comprehension questions, making use of the organizer. To complete a passage, the student must correctly answer 80% of the questions that involve the organizer (Tasks 2 & 3). To advance in the exercise, the student must complete all passages. • For Tasks 1 and 2, questions answered incorrectly will be repeated as learning questions up to 2 times. Learning questions do not count toward progress. • Passages that were not passed will be repeated. Students have 3 attempts to pass; otherwise they will return to those passages at the end of the exercise. Data Stream adapts to the student’s performance and provides targeted interventions if the student is struggling. 32 Data Stream Teacher Manual

Exercise Overview Motivational Levels After each 20% of progress through the exercise, students “level up” and the screen changes slightly. These motivational levels are not connected to specific content. Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Targeted Practice This exercise uses built-in, responsive technology to detect when a student is struggling and administer targeted, inline instruction—right when the student needs it—without any external resources or assistance required. This helps reduce frustration as it quickly gets the student back on track, so they can continue making progress. One type of intervention, the Concept Web intervention, is used when a student is struggling to build a concept web or use a completed one to answer comprehension questions. It walks the student through the relationship between the items in a concept web, and how to use the relationships to identify or infer the missing information. Here is a concept web that organizes some basic facts about the ten-legged crustaceans known as decapods. Like many concept webs, each box shows one concept. The lines connecting the boxes show links or relationships between the concepts… Data Stream Teacher Manual 33