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READING COMPREHENSION | Teacher Manual

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Teacher Manual Reading comprehension

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Goals/Objectives English Language Arts Standard(s) Students will develop reading comprehension skills by manipulating grammatical forms and structures to construct sentences about visual information. Comprehension Skills Students will... • read texts independently, with minimal to no assistance (independent reading) • use information gained from illustrations and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (interpreting visual information) • 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), disciplinespecific terms, and multiple-meaning words (academic language) • understand the structural features of the English language, including syntactic features like word order and parts of speech, and morphological features like prefixes, suffixes, plurals, and subject-verb agreement (English grammar) • read texts with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression to support comprehension (fluency) • 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 to keep track of available words and phrases while constructing possible sentences (memory) • selectively attend to grammatical features of words and phrases while carrying out an ordering task (attention) • use visual processing skills to analyze a picture, then use language processing skills to identify written words and phrases, and then construct and analyze possible sentences (processing) • manipulate word order to build a variety of grammatical sentences (sequencing) Social-Emotional/ Executive Function Skills Students will... • selectively focus and sustain attention on relevant morphological and grammatical details in a lesson or an activity • inhibit impulsive responses • build confidence in vocabulary recognition and interpretation of complex grammatical constructions • manage the ability to process and interpret complex information Icon Key Audio Download English Learner Quick Check Settings Video 4 Art Walk Teacher Manual

Exercise Overview Exercise Screen 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1 Autoplay Turns Autoplay on or off; when on each click of the Go button presents a series of three or more questions. 2 Help Provides access to help options: • How to replays initial instructions. • Help highlights and names each alternative. 3 Home Returns the student to their assignments screen. 4 Content Shows a picture that the student must review and interpret. 5 Sentence Shows the sentence the student is building about the picture. 6 Go Presents a question or a series of Autoplay questions. When an Autoplay sequence is in progress, this counter shows how many questions remain in the sequence. 7 Answer Buttons Shows the possible sentence segments to choose from when building the current sentence. 8 Time Shows Time Worked / Time Scheduled for the exercise. 9 Points Shows total points awarded across all of a day’s sessions. • Correct answers: 3 points for questions that count toward progress. • Autoplay bonus: double the usual points if all answers in an autoplay set are answered correctly. 10 Level Progress Displays the current level and percent complete of the level. 11 Current Streak Shows the current number of consecutive correct answers in the session. Resets to zero after an incorrect answer. 12 Highest Streak Shows the highest number of consecutive correct answers in this session. Art Walk Teacher Manual 5