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READING COMPREHENSION | Teacher Manual

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Teacher Manual Reading comprehension

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Facilitate and Encourage Where to look... PROGRESS: Progress Details - Data Stream Progress Progress For tasks in progress, the report shows the number of passages successfully completed out of the total number for each graphic organizer. Percent Correct To make progress, students must answer 80% of the questions associated with a passage correctly. Each graphic organizer is associated with multiple passages. Questions The minimum number of questions varies based on the graphic organizer task: • Select a Circle Diagram: 36 • Complete a Circle Diagram: 24 • Complete a Table: 69 • Complete a Concept Web: 68 • Complete a Flowchart/Timeline: 71 • Select a Summary: 36 • Complete a Summary: 61 What to look for... what it means Is percent correct near 80%? The student is close to passing (80%). Encourage them to take their time, think about each question, and use the Reread button. Note that percent correct reflects performance across all the passages in a group, so early difficulties can mask later successes and early successes can mask later difficulties. Check the Error Report for the most recent day’s results. Is percent correct well below 80%? The student may be struggling with multiple aspects of the graphical organizer. Check the Errors section of this report to determine where the student needs additional support. Is the number of successfully completed passages increasing? The student has mastered some content and is making progress. Is the number of successfully completed passages staying the same? The student may be struggling with this type of graphic organizer. Remind them to listen to and observe the corrective feedback to better understand why their answer was wrong before moving on to the next question. Otherwise, check the Errors section of this report which can help you determine where the student needs additional support. PROGRESS: Errors - Data Stream Content the student is struggling with is indicated in red. Are specific tasks highlighted in red? Consider providing the student with instruction on the specific graphic organizers with which they are struggling. See the “Adjust Instruction/Intervene” section in this teacher manual for suggestions on supporting struggling students. Reading Comprehension Progress Monitoring Chart in Student & Teacher Resources 36 Data Stream 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 Data Stream 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 with their progress in Data Stream. Does the student understand the exercise goal/task? After initially reviewing the exercise goal/task with the student, if the student is demonstrating difficulty, consider clarifying the instructions, setting a goal based on student area of need, and modeling and practicing self-monitoring to encourage accuracy, confidence, and independence. • First, start by setting a clear goal: • Set a goal in student-friendly language prior to beginning the exercise. The goal should be positively stated, written using clear and concise language, and be observable and measurable. • Review the goal with the student and check for understanding. • Next, introduce and model how the student will monitor their goal: • Choose or create a self-monitoring chart for students to track their progress over time. Use the chart to motivate, encourage, and allow the student to practice selfmonitoring. Include the goal on the self-monitoring chart. • Explain and model the steps needed to complete and interpret the self-monitoring chart. • Practice completing and interpreting the self-monitoring chart with the student. • Then, clarify the expectations by modeling and reviewing the specific steps required to complete the exercise: • Review the steps of the activity with the student. • Model or explain the steps of the activity. • Practice completion of the task with the student. • Encourage the student to explain or show you how to complete the task. • Monitor independent practice and provide feedback and prompts as needed. Data Stream Teacher Manual 37