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READING LEVEL 1 | Teacher manual

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Teacher manual Reading level 1 Fast ForWord

Bear Bags provides

Bear Bags provides practice with the following phonemes: Initial Consonants: Phonetically dissimilar alternate responses ➤ Category groups {t,m,s,g}, {d,c,r,f}, {p,l,h,j}, {b,k,n,w} Final Consonants: Phonetically dissimilar alternate responses ➤ Category groups {g,m,b,t}, {d,n,p,g} Short Vowels (Medial) ➤ Category groups {a,e,i,o}, {u,e,i,o} Initial Consonants: Phonetically similar alternate responses ➤ Category groups {b,p,d,t}, {h,g,k,j}, {f,c,s,w}, {m,n,l,r} Final Consonants: Phonetically similar alternate responses ➤ Category groups {d,b,p,t}, {m,n,g,b} Long Vowels (Medial) ➤ Category groups {a,e,i,o}, {a,i,o,u} How Students Advance in Bear Bags Bear Bags exposes students to progressively larger numbers of words in progressively more phoneme categories. Initially, pictures are presented along with the words to be sorted. Then, only words (without pictures) are presented, and are sorted into the same group of categories. ➤ When starting to sort a new group of phonemes, Bear Bags presents two different phoneme categories (/t/ and /m/) from the first category group (Initial Consonants: {t,m,s,g}). The student then sorts 8 different pictures/words (such as tag and man) into these 2 categories. (Note: The first time the student enters the exercise, he or she is introduced to the task by sorting only 4 words into a single category. This group of trials is not evaluated.) ➤ After the 8 words have been sorted, Bear Bags evaluates that group of trials. If the student has sorted 100% of the words correctly, Bear Bags adds 2 more categories and more items to be sorted until the student is sorting 20 pictures/words into the 4 different categories. ➤ After the 20 pictures/words have been sorted, Bear Bags evaluates that group of trials. If the student has sorted 90% of the trials correctly for the current category group, Bear Bags presents 20 words (without pictures) to be sorted into the same 4 categories. Fast ForWord Reading Level 1 | 19

ear BAGS ➤ After the 20 words have been sorted, Bear Bags evaluates that group of trials. If the student has sorted 90% of the word-only trials correctly for the current category group, Bear Bags advances to a Fluency Round. The student sorts words into the same 4 categories, but each trial now has a time limit. Each Fluency Round lasts only 1 minute and the trials are not counted towards advancement. The Fluency Round provides the student extra practice and the opportunity to earn more points. After the Fluency Round ends, Bear Bags advances to the next category group and begins again with 2 categories and 8 pictures/words. If the student fails to meet the criteria to pass a group of trials, the group repeats up to 2 more times to allow the student 3 attempts at mastery. When sorting 8 pictures/words into only 2 categories, if the student does not sort all of the words correctly after 3 tries, Bear Bags presents the other 2 categories in the category group and the student gets 3 tries to correctly sort 8 new pictures/words into those categories. 20 | Fast ForWord Reading Level 1