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READING LEVEL 3 | Teacher manual

  • Text
  • Correctly
  • Paragraph
  • Vocabulary
  • Violin
  • Scrap
  • Cities
  • Zebra
  • Skunk
  • Monkeys
  • Forword
Teacher manual Reading level 3 Fast ForWord

Book Monkeys ➤ Two

Book Monkeys ➤ Two causative questions regarding causes of events within the paragraph (The animals dig the holes first because...) ➤ Two inferential questions that require the student to formulate a hypothesis about certain components of the paragraph. The two inferential questions are chosen from four possible types: ➤ The most appropriate title for the paragraph (The best title for this story is...) ➤ What is most likely to happen next (Which sentence would most likely come next?) ➤ The meaning of a particular word (The word “mayor” means...) ➤ Whom or what a particular pronoun refers to (The word “she” is talking about...) At each level, the monkeys ask all types of inferential questions. 70 | Fast ForWord Reading Level 3

Book Monkeys How Students Advance in Book Monkeys After Book Monkeys presents a paragraph and six questions about that paragraph, Book Monkeys evaluates the student’s responses. If the student answered all six questions correctly, Book Monkeys activates the yellow paw and allows the student to go on to the next paragraph. If the student has not answered a question correctly, Book Monkeys gives the student two more tries at it. Book Monkeys allows the student to revisit incorrectly answered questions for two reasons. One is to accommodate the working memory capacity of young students; a student may have answered the question incorrectly simply because he or she could not remember the paragraph well enough. If so, the student will do better after reading the paragraph again. The second reason is that the student may not have developed the skills necessary to comprehend and extract the main point of a passage. By giving the student the chance to rethink his or her reading strategy, Book Monkeys guides the student toward reading for comprehension and retention of the salient points of a text. During the student’s second attempt to answer a question correctly, Book Monkeys displays the paragraph again and the librarian repeats the question. The monkeys give the student the same four choices, but Book Monkeys grays out and deactivates the incorrect answer the student chose the first time. After the student responds, Book Monkeys displays another question that wasn’t correctly answered (if there are any). After Book Monkeys cycles through all the questions that the student didn’t answer correctly the first time around, Book Monkeys evaluates the student’s responses. If the student still has not answered a question correctly, Book Monkeys gives the student one last attempt. During the student’s third attempt to answer a question correctly, Book Monkeys displays the paragraph again and the librarian repeats the question. The monkeys give the student the same four choices, and Book Monkeys grays out and deactivates both incorrect answers that the student chose the first two times. If the student answers correctly, Book Monkeys displays the next question that has not yet been correctly answered (if any). If the student doesn’t choose the correct answer on the third try, Book Monkeys highlights the correct answer. Book Monkeys does not give the student a fourth try at questions that the student has not answered correctly; after the third round of attempts, Book Monkeys activates the yellow paw and allows the student to progress to the next paragraph. After the student has completed all the trials in one level, Book Monkeys evaluates all the trials for that level. In evaluating trials for advancement, Book Monkeys only considers the student’s first response to each question. If the student has chosen 90 percent of the answers correctly on the first try, Book Monkeys advances to the next level. Fast ForWord Reading Level 3 | 71