CPDD Literacy Services 10/08
Viewing Guide for Toughie Charts
The purpose of viewing this video is to learn about an effec...
CPDD Literacy Services 10/08
How Can We Create an Effective Toughie Chart for Our Students?
A Toughie Chart is a tool you ...
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  1. 1. CPDD Literacy Services 10/08 Viewing Guide for Toughie Charts The purpose of viewing this video is to learn about an effective strategy for assisting your students with difficult concepts during literacy instruction. Before Viewing  Reflect on the ways in which the students in your classroom receive additional guided practice on difficult concepts. During Viewing  Observe and record examples of the teacher’s use of a systematic and explicit routine while guiding participants through the content of the Toughie Chart.  Watch for the use of hand signals. After Viewing  Answer the following questions:  How was the content of the Toughie Chart determined?  How did the instructor provide corrective feedback for his students?  How can you determine whether the use of a Toughie Chart would be utilized during whole-group or small-group instruction?
  2. 2. CPDD Literacy Services 10/08 How Can We Create an Effective Toughie Chart for Our Students? A Toughie Chart is a tool you can use to help students practice skills they have had difficulty acquiring during initial instruction. A Toughie chart begins as guided practice, facilitated by the teacher. After the students have had multiple opportunities for perfect practice, it is time to allow students to practice the chart independently. This can be done as a center. Toughie charts can be utilized during whole group and/or small group instruction. The steps to building an effective Toughie Chart are: 1) During whole group instruction, the teacher observes which skills and/or strategies may be difficult for some or most students to learn. The teacher makes careful notes about his/her observations in the Teacher’s Edition or in a designated area of the classroom. For example, the corner of a dry erase board can be utilized as a Needs Practice area. 2) The teacher organizes his/her notes from the Needs Practice list and transfers the information to large chart paper. The teacher then uses a systematic and explicit routine with each line of the Toughie Chart. Remember our goal here is perfect practice, so the teacher should actively monitor student responses. Any incorrect answers that are heard from students need to be addressed with corrective feedback, immediately. (Left Picture: Sample of primary toughie chart; Right Picture: Sample of intermediate toughie chart) 3) After the teacher feels that all of the students have mastered the skills and/or strategies on the Toughie Chart, the chart can be moved into a literacy center. This provides students with additional daily practice.

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