See sample in binder of student working on syllabication skills
Previewing is the greatest opportunity to have a student work with a parent to “activate one’s mind” and to be ready for the class presentations and class discussions. To preview and not to be “behind the 8 ball, after the fact” is a strong educational tool…
This is a great concept approach to study, students use electronic media, and in the process read and listen to information…Primary source is the newspaper article; two you tube videos, pictures and one famous reporter
Study guides march 2013
Limited class time and teacher resourcesGrade level curriculum expectationsBelow level abilities below level reading skills + grade level curriculum frustration & failure!
1. Classified students (special education)2. Students receiving basic skills services3. Students with “504 Plans”4. English Language Learners (ELL)5. Students living in impoverished environments
Common IEP AccommodationsProvide study guidesUse of study guidesProvide study guide three days before quizzes/testsPreview concepts prior to lessonsProvide models
Accommodation?Study guides are not “answer keys” to test questions.
Background Information… Study guides can make a major contribution to learning: - enables students to make the best use of available learning opportunities - study guides tailor opportunities to meet specific learning needs -study guides support development of effective study skills necessary to be independent learners. Haarden, Laidlaw & Hesketh, 1999
Background Information… The emphasis in a study guide is on the process of learning, and not on content. The guide advises students about what they should be learning and how they should be learning, rather than simply being a source of informationHaarden, Laidlaw & Hesketh, 1999
Background Information… Struggling older readers require more time, practice, and discussion to achieve adequate progress. (Fletcher, Lyons, Fuchs, Barnes, 2007)
Student Feedback…A sampling of student comments by students whoeventually voluntarily requested study guides:Student 1: “Just come to my house, Mrs. K-F and you will see them[study guide]all over my room; of course I use them!”Student 2: “Mrs. K, can’t you tell? My grades are better. Ofcourse, I use them [study guides], but not every part, just the parts Ineed.Student 3: “I use them to review and to write out my notes.”
Student Feedback…Originally some students did not use the study guides. THEN …as the weeks progressed, students began to take the study guides… Why?They realized there was more to the study guides, and their grades improved.
References…Fletcher, Lyons, Fuchs, Barnes. (2007).Haarden, R. M., Laidlaw, J. M., Hesketh, E. A. AMEE MedicalEducation Guide No 16: Study guides-their use and preparation.(1999). Medical Teacher, Vol. 21, No. 3.Kenny-Foggin, E. Multisensory Study Guides: BeyondMemorization. (2011). Handouts from 2011 International DyslexiaAssociation Conference; Chicago, ILL.