Literacy skills quizzes

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Literacy Skills quizzes help teachers monitor their students’ development in 24 specific, higher order, reading, and critical-thinking skills from state standardized tests. This assessment provides diagnostic information within the context of reading real literature

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Literacy skills quizzes

  1. 1. Dana L. Houseman Literacy Skills Quizzes: A Different Way to Look at Comprehension
  2. 2. Literacy Skills quizzes help teachers monitor their students’ development in 24 specific, higher order, reading, and critical-thinking skills from state standardized tests. This assessment provides diagnostic information within the context of reading real literature. Literacy Skills Quizzes:
  3. 3. • Initial Understanding • Literary Analysis • Inferential Comprehension • Constructing Meaning Literacy Skills Quizzes Measure Four Domains
  4. 4. • Describing actions or events • Identifying reasons • Recognizing details • Recognizing feelings • Understanding dialogue • Understanding sequence Initial Understanding
  5. 5. • Initial Understanding • Literary Analysis • Inferential Comprehension • Constructing Meaning Literacy Skills Quizzes Measure Four Domains
  6. 6. • Recognizing plot • Recognizing setting • Understanding literary features • Understanding characterization • Understanding historical/cultural factors • Understanding the author’s craft Literary Analysis
  7. 7. • Initial Understanding • Literary Analysis • Inferential Comprehension • Constructing Meaning Literacy Skills Quizzes Measure Four Domains
  8. 8. • Comparing and contrasting • Drawing conclusions • Extending meaning • Making inferences • Making predictions • Recognizing cause and effect Inferential Comprehension
  9. 9. • Initial Understanding • Literary Analysis • Inferential Comprehension • Constructing Meaning Literacy Skills Quizzes Measure Four Domains
  10. 10. • Deriving word or phrase meaning • Differentiating fact and opinion • Identifying reading strategies • Identifying persuasive language • Responding to literature • Understanding the main idea Constructing Meaning
  11. 11. “It is strange that we expect students to learn, yet seldom do we teach them anything about learning” Donald Norman, 1980, Cognitive Engineering Education Purpose and Rationale of Teaching Critical Thinking
  12. 12. 1.The subject matter or discipline content of the course 2.The correct way to understand and evaluate subject matter All Education Consists of Transmitting to Students Two Different Things
  13. 13. • Large class sizes and student expectation are the two primary reasons to rely on multiple choice questions • Multiple choice questions must ask the student to perform some reasoning along with memorization Steven D. Schafersman, 1991 How Do Literacy Skills Quizzes Address Critical Thinking?
  14. 14. Literacy Skills Quizzes Quizzes are available for ATOS book levels above 2.0 and up to 13.5 We currently have 806 quizzes in Ren Place. To get a list login to RenPlace and Navigate to AR then choose REPORTS. Next select SCHOOL MANAGEMENT and then QUIZ MANAGEMENT REPORTS Choose the Literacy Skills Quiz List, you can sort by Book Level, Author, Title, or Quiz number.
  15. 15. Literacy Skills Questions
  16. 16. • Students take after passing Reading Comprehension quizzes • Can quiz on same book three times with different questions • No points • Quizzes help teachers plan instruction and prepare students for high-stakes tests What Best Practices Are Associated with Literacy Skills Questions?
  17. 17. What Does a Literacy Skills Quiz Look Like?
  18. 18. • Literacy Skills TOPS • Literacy Skills Class Summary Report • Literacy Skills Chart • Student Progress Report Valid Reporting Capabilities Provide Diagnostic Information
  19. 19. Literacy Skills Summary Report
  20. 20. Student Record Report
  21. 21. In your group share one way you can use Literacy Skills quizzes to provide diagnostic information to assess reading and critical-thinking skills

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