Correlate the Lexile range with WPCA Book Level Key
Set AR goals using Goal Setting Chart Set goal based off how much time they read at school and home AR Website Directions: Library search Accelerated Reader Class Record Books Reading Practice Goals Select Marking Period Edit Student Goals Enter goals under points column.
Put colored sticker (with goals written on them) on back of each student’s library card
Show students how to find AR books and point values on sticker spine
Create goal tracking poster with student names/percentages
Set Up Student Blogging at Kidblog.org Kidblog.org will allow students to interactively blog about their responses to the literature they are reading. This will help with comprehension building. It will also allow for peer/teacher feedback.
- your own life - a happening at school - other people or problems
- similar events - similar times and places - other books or stories
-other writings by the same author - other writings on the same topic
3. Make a response using a prompt:
- It was funny when - My favorite part was when - I didn’t like
- I liked this chapter because - I like how the author
4. Make a THICK Question using a prompt:
- Why do you think - What if ?
How would you feel if ? - What might ?
Let the race begin! You now have an understanding of how to step up the basics for the program. Now, let’s talk more about how to implement this program in YOUR classroom!
During Workshop -Find a 30-40 min time block dedicate to SSR reading -Assign weekly AR helper to call students names to manage AR quizzes -Allow students to read in reading areas so that students are spread apart -Have students take turns using the computers for blogging on comprehension questions.
Getting the Students to READ! -Have students read library books at home and complete weekly reading logs -Pick leveled books for students to read in pairs (not aloud) during SSR -Upload audio books for pairs to listen to during workshop time for a two week period -Set up a at home audio book rotation schedule for lowest students
Students only read library books at home -Complete weekly reading logs with summaries -Logs due Monday or library day -Encourage students to finish books, renew if not finished -Allows students to have correct reading material available at home -Occasionally assign returning the reading log after the first day to get students started on logs. -Hold students accountable for turning in logs, have them read during recess if they are missing. -Email logs to parents every week
Pick leveled books for students to read in pairs during SSR - Series books work well (Increases motivation to continue to read) -Rent up to 50 books from local library in addition to school library www. cadl .org www. lexile .com www. arbookfinder .com Use the school’s library catalog Username: 27.libraryadmin Password: checkitout
Audio Books Benefits -Audio books increases fluency, allows students to read up to 200 points above Lexile and when using series motivates students who struggle with reading to continue to read the next book in the series. -Allows for strong start to AR quizzes -Lets higher students to continue reading challenging series books after they’ve read the first book on cd -Allows for author studies (For example a pair of students would read Roald Dahl books every time it’s their turn to read audio Books) -Management Tip: Write down the track and end time at the end of workshop on a student bookmark
Upload Audio Books for pairs to listen to during workshop time -Audio Books available from CADL. -“Rip” to Windows Media Player (Then you wont need to CDs anymore and can always access all ripped cds) -Need two copies of each book for students to read in pairs -Can have two students listen on smart board computer (with headphone splitters) Two additional students can listen at one thin client computer under your username (Cannot access windows media player properly on two thin clients simultaneously)
Differentiating Audio Books -Use two week period for each audio book -Can do up to 8 students every two weeks with headphone splitters (If you do an ELA workshop and SSR workshop). Each rotation pick 4 low students, 2 middle students and 2 high students. Stick with this rotation all year. Low students listen to books every two weeks. -This allows your 8 lowest students to read one audio book a month -Match partners that are very close in Lexile range -Send audio books home with low readers every other week (4 students one time and 4 the next week)
Audio Book Rotation Example 1st Rotation 2nd Rotation 3rd Rotation 4th Rotation Below Grade Level Readers LJay J’von Elisea Ka’Haria Jeremiah Dylan Nachelle Victoria LJay J’von Elisea Ka’Haria Jeremiah Dylan Nachelle Victoria Grade Level Readers Ada Sam Brian Julianna Alyssa Claudia Averie Zach Above Grade Level Readers Kaitlynn Olivia Manx Tiegan Jose Darien Catie Evelyn
Program Accountability How can we support our students along the way? How can we make sure they make it to the finish line?
Program Accountability -Fill out poster chart and share each student’s progress before library time. (Keep a sticker on the percentage you should be at each week, 11% for 9 week quarter to total about 100%)
Show students how to check their own progress on AR -Student logs in -View Goals and Points -Point out percentage of goal met location on the screen
Program Accountability -Share AR progress with parents at conferences, via email or in person -Intervene with struggling students during last few weeks -Readjust goals if students meet them too quickly -Reward students that meet their goals with AR celebration, etc.
Measuring Student Success How can we be sure are students are growing as readers as a result of this program? How do we know if they made it to the finish line?