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READING LEVEL 3 | Teacher manual

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Teacher manual Reading level 3 Fast ForWord

scrap cat Reading

scrap cat Reading Curriculum Standards (Note: Scrap Cat exercise also presents instruction above and below grade level) ➤ Understand the basic features of a reading, select and know how to translate letter patterns into spoken language using phonics, syllabication, and word parts, and apply this knowledge for fluent oral and silent reading. ➤ Recognize and use knowledge of spelling patterns (diphthongs, special vowel spellings) when reading. ➤ Know and use complex word families when reading to decode unfamiliar words. ➤ Decode regular multi-syllabic words. ➤ Demonstrate knowledge of levels of specificity among grade-appropriate words. ➤ Use the dictionary to learn the meaning and other features of unknown words. ➤ Use knowledge of prefixes and suffixes to determine the meaning of words. ➤ Identify adjectives and compound words. ➤ Identify past, present, and future verb tenses properly. ➤ Recognize the similarities of sounds in words. ➤ Recognize the rhythmical patterns in a selection. Description Scrap Cat helps participants develop decoding, vocabulary and word categorization skills. It helps students learn to automatically access the various dimensions of vocabulary, including semantic, syntactic, phonological and morphological properties. Scrap Cat helps students learn to be flexible when reading and encourages the development of automatic word recognition and the understanding of conceptual relationships. The student helps Scrap Cat recycle the bottles and cans by sorting the words into their appropriate categories. How Students Work on Scrap Cat When the student clicks the yellow paw, a bottle or can rolls down the recycling chute and displays a word. The student must figure out which category the word fits into, and then click that category’s bin on the right. KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS Button Keyboard Shortcut Paw Space bar Category bags, left to right Number keys 1 through 4 16 | Fast ForWord Reading Level 3

scrap cat If the student doesn’t understand a word, the student can look up the definition by clicking the “?” button at the bottom of the recycling chute. Scrap Cat presents the word and the number of syllables, along with a short definition. The student can click the speaker button if he or she wants to hear the word read aloud. If the student doesn’t understand a category, the student can click the speaker next to each category bin to hear the category name read aloud, as well as hear additional information about the category, such as examples. How Students Progress through Scrap Cat Scrap Cat progresses through four category types as follows: ➤ Semantic categories: The student sorts words according to definition (such as animals and states). ➤ Syntactic categories: The student sorts words into grammatical groups (such as nouns and verbs). ➤ Phonological categories: The student sorts words according to vowel sounds, consonant sounds, and syllables (such as “has one consonant sound” and “has the same vowel sound as ate”). ➤ Morphological categories: The student sorts words by morpheme (such as “has a suffix that means full of” and “is a plural”) How Students Advance in Scrap Cat Scrap Cat helps students advance by working on progressively larger numbers of words in progressively more categories. ➤ When starting to work on a new category type, such as semantics, Scrap Cat presents two different categories (such as animals and things to wear) from the first category group. The student then sorts six different words (such as salamander and mitten) into these categories. ➤ After all six words have been sorted, Scrap Cat evaluates that group of trials. If the student has sorted at least 90 percent of the words correctly, Scrap Cat presents more categories and more words to sort until the student is sorting 20 words into 4 different categories. ➤ After the student has completed 90 percent of each group of trials correctly for the current category group, Scrap Cat advances to the next category group. ➤ If a group of trials includes fewer than 10 trials, the student may complete 1 trial incorrectly and still be considered for advancement. Fast ForWord Reading Level 3 | 17