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READING LEVEL 1 | Teacher manual

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Teacher manual Reading level 1 Fast ForWord


BUZZ FLY GOAL ➤ To build skills in passage comprehension. Objectives ➤ Use context to resolve ambiguities about word and sentence meaning. ➤ Develop sustained attention and working memory. ➤ Develop skills in answering multiple-choice questions. SKILLS Cognitive Skills Memory – use both working memory and long-term memory to integrate and comprehend passage segments, and to recall the gist and details to answer questions Attention – use divided attention to listen while reading along; use sustained attention across multiple passage segments and questions Processing – coordinate the auditory and visual processing of two perceptual streams: speech and written text Sequencing – track temporal and causal event sequences in passages Reading/Language Arts Skills ➤ Passage Comprehension – Practice listening and reading-along to both fiction and non-fiction short passages with increasingly difficult vocabulary; answer comprehension questions. Fast ForWord Reading Level 1 | 69

BUZZ FLY Reading Curriculum Standards ➤ Listen attentively. ➤ Use context to resolve ambiguities about word and sentence meanings. ➤ Respond to who, what, when, where, and how questions. Description Buzz Fly helps participants build skills in passage comprehension, working memory, and answering multiple-choice questions. No independent reading is required. Passages and questions are always presented aurally, as well as in written form, and the answer choices are presented as pictures. To help the student develop comprehension skills for a variety of text types, both fiction and nonfiction passages are presented. To build sustained attention and working memory, the length of the text between questions increases as students progress through the exercise. To support beginning readers in reading along, the aural presentation of the text is slowed; the rate increases as the student advances further in the exercise. Line by line highlighting of the written text is synchronized to the aural presentation, to help the students visually keep pace. Buzz Fly helps students improve passage comprehension by providing practice in listening and reading-along to both fiction and non-fiction short passages. As the participant progresses, the vocabulary level becomes more challenging and the aural presentation rate shifts from very slow to moderately slow. The passages are divided into very short pages. After each page, participants are given one or two comprehension questions, providing immediate feedback on comprehension, as well as an engaging, interactive reading experience. How Students Work on Buzz Fly In Buzz Fly, the student listens to a passage and answers comprehension questions relating to the passage. The passages are presented on sheets of paper coming from the newsroom typewriter, and the answer choices are presented on cards by flies in the room. Each passage is broken down into “blocks” (or pages) of text, which are displayed and read aloud. Each text line highlights as it is read aloud. At the end of the text block, the student must answer multiple choice questions, which are presented both aloud and as text. The answer choices are presented as pictures. The student must click on the picture that best answers the question. To help the student know where they are within a passage, the bottom of the text display shows a row of “page” icons mirroring the number of blocks of text in that pas- KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS Button Keyboard Shortcut Paw Space bar Responses, top left to bottom right Number keys 1 through 4 70 | Fast ForWord Reading Level 1