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READING LEVEL 2 | Teacher manual

Teacher manual Reading level 2 Fast ForWord

leaping lizards GOAL ➤

leaping lizards GOAL ➤ To build vocabulary and sentence comprehension skills. Objectives ➤ Complete sentences with missing words, letters or punctuation. ➤ Build awareness of sentence structure. ➤ Introduce basic rules of capitalization, punctuation, syntax and inflectional morphology. SKILLS Cognitive Skills Memory — holding an incomplete sentence in working memory while recalling vocabulary and punctuation rules from long-term memory Attention — focused attention Processing — auditory and visual processing Sequencing — using word order to comprehend sentences and help identify the missing parts Reading/Language Arts Skills ➤ Sentence comprehension – listen to and independently read sentences and short passages, using context to correctly identify missing elements ➤ Distinguish between complete and incomplete sentences ➤ Recognize and use the correct word order in written sentences ➤ Identify and correctly use various parts of speech, including nouns and verbs, in writing and speaking ➤ Capitalize all proper nouns, words at the beginning of sentences and greetings, months and days of the week, and titles and initials of people ➤ Identify and correctly use regular plurals (e.g., -s, -es, -ies) and irregular plurals (e.g., fly/flies, wife/wives) Fast ForWord Reading Level 2 | 63

leaping lizards Reading Curriculum Standards ➤ Recognize and use knowledge of spelling patterns (e.g., diphthongs, special vowel spellings) when reading ➤ Apply knowledge of basic syllabication rules when reading (e.g., vowel-consonant-vowel = su/per; vowel-consonant/consonant-vowel = sup/per) ➤ Decode regular multi-syllable words Description Leaping Lizards helps students to increase skills in sentence comprehension by requiring them to complete sentences with missing words, letters or punctuation. The student builds vocabulary skills, working memory, and awareness of sentence structure. Basic rules in capitalization and punctuation, syntax, and inflectional morphology are covered. Brief passages and individual sentences are used to provide context for the missing words, with both fiction and non-fiction included. Leaping Lizards helps the student improve sentence comprehension in the following ways: ➤ Sentence comprehension: Leaping Lizards provides practice in listening to and independently reading sentences and short passages, and using context to correctly identify missing elements. In order to fill in missing words, punctuation marks and capitalized or lower case letters, students must attend carefully to both meaning and sentence structure, and they must take the problem solving approach that is often required when reading challenging text. How Students Work on Leaping Lizards In this exercise, the student is presented with a sentence that includes a blank replacing a missing word, punctuation mark, or letter. Initially, the sentences are both displayed and read aloud. Four responses (text only) are available at the bottom of the screen; the student clicks on the response which fills in the blank to complete the sentence. As the student progresses through the exercise, the sentences are no longer read aloud. Some sentences stand alone, and others are presented in sequences making up a fiction or nonfiction passage. In the vocabulary levels, the sentences are sequenced into passages that present a lesson on grammatical concepts such KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS as nouns and verbs, vowels and Button Keyboard Shortcut consonants, compound words, Paw Space bar and syllables. To help the students know where they are in Responses, L to R/top to bottom Number keys 1 through 4 a 64 | Fast ForWord Reading Level 2