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READING COMPREHENSION | Teacher Manual

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Teacher Manual Reading comprehension

Facilitate and Encourage

Facilitate and Encourage Is the student on task and engaged with activity? When a student is struggling to stay on-task and engaged, consider the strategies below as a starting point to increasing student engagement. • Adjust the pacing or duration of instruction. • Provide built-in breaks as well as allow the student to request breaks as needed. Involve the student in determining their preferred and most successful work schedule. Some students prefer longer work periods and longer breaks while others prefer shorter work periods and more frequent breaks. Adjust as needed to increase student momentum, success, and confidence. • Consider student motivation. Motivation can be intrinsic and extrinsic. How to motivate the student is largely dependent on their learning needs, preferences, and reinforcers. Student observation, reinforcer surveys, rapport building, and parent and student questionnaires can be helpful in determining how to increase student motivation. Are there words in the task (prompt and response) that the student doesn’t know? • Define and review key vocabulary used in the task. • Display key vocabulary words and definitions. • Promote student practice with vocabulary sentence strips, guided notes, response cards, or note cards. Is the student noticing details in the graphic organizers? • Provide the student with multiple opportunities to practice reading various types of graphic organizers outside of this activity. Use the Data Stream Graphic Organizer Worksheet in Student & Teacher Resources. • Model how to interpret information displayed via graphic organizers. • Think aloud as you look at graphic organizers. Identify key details or facts. • Have the student practice completing graphic organizers independently, with a peer, and/or with teacher support. 38 Data Stream Teacher Manual

Facilitate and Encourage Adjust Instruction/Intervene Student Resources You may decide to use any or all of these monitoring sheets with your students: Data Stream Graphic Organizer Worksheet in Student & Teacher Resources Reading Comprehension Streaks & Completion Chart in Student & Teacher Resources Explain to students that accuracy is the key to moving through the content in Fast ForWord. Because streaks record the number of correct answers in a row, this chart can help students self-monitor for accuracy. After they complete their exercises for each day, have students record their highest streaks and percent complete in each exercise, then challenge them to exceed those numbers tomorrow. Students will need one copy every 5 days. Reading Comprehension Completion Chart in Student & Teacher Resources Students can self-monitor their progress on each exercise in Reading Comprehenson by filling in the bar representing their actual completed percentage to provide them with an overall view of how much content they’ve completed compared to how much they have left to do. Students will need one copy per component. Data Stream Teacher Manual 39