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  • At sign in have participants write their name on a piece of paper and fold it in half to tape to the top of their computer. Randomly assign the course numbers to each nametag (2, 10, 12, 13, 22, 23, 26, 27)
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    1. 1. Destination Reading Courses 3 & 4 National Learning Systems Susan Garbelman
    2. 2. Philosophy & Purpose <ul><li>Comprehensive, electronically-based reading curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Stand alone program </li></ul><ul><li>Supplement reading curriculum in place </li></ul>
    3. 3. <ul><li>The major goal of Destination Reading is to help students read fluently and with understanding therefore enabling them to approach new language challenges with strength and confidence. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Course Preview <ul><li>Genre Coverage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>46% Fiction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>54% Non-Fiction </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Academic Subject Coverage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>26% Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>24% Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>20% Social Studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>13% Language Arts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10% Math </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>7% Music / Performing Arts </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Wide Variety of Genres <ul><li>Informational text </li></ul><ul><li>Magazine Article </li></ul><ul><li>Newspaper Article </li></ul><ul><li>Brochure </li></ul><ul><li>Encyclopedia Entry </li></ul><ul><li>Persuasive Text </li></ul><ul><li>Letter to the Editor </li></ul><ul><li>Editorial </li></ul><ul><li>Speech </li></ul><ul><li>Advertisement </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Nonfiction </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific / Technical Nonfiction </li></ul><ul><li>Narrative Nonfiction </li></ul><ul><li>Biography </li></ul><ul><li>Autobiography </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Reference Sources </li></ul><ul><li>Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Drama (Play) </li></ul><ul><li>Adventure Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Realistic Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Classic Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Historical Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Mystery </li></ul><ul><li>Science Fiction </li></ul><ul><li>Fantasy </li></ul><ul><li>Tall Tale </li></ul><ul><li>Folk Tale </li></ul>
    6. 6. Relevant and engaging content: Close alignment to state standards <ul><li>Comprehension Skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fact & Opinion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compare & Contrast </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cause & Effect </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Persuasive Devices & Propaganda </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sequencing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Main Idea & Details </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Literary Elements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Decoding Support </li></ul><ul><li>Vocabulary Strategies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Context Clues (unfamiliar words) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Homophones & Homographs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analogies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple-Meaning Words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Synonyms & Antonyms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Greek & Latin Roots </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dictionary & Glossary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Prefixes & Suffixes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Idioms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inflected Endings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Context clues </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Meeting the Unique Needs of Students in Grades 4-8 <ul><li>Strong focus on comprehension and vocabulary (with some decoding support) </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic reading section that extends the scaffolding and modeling for reading passages </li></ul><ul><li>Activate prior knowledge and build background knowledge activities </li></ul><ul><li>More writing opportunities to help connect the software to popular, award-winning literature in the classroom </li></ul>
    8. 8. Destination Reading Grades 4-8 Building Understanding Every unit systematically builds understanding through an effective research-based instructional model which helps the student internalize the learning.
    9. 9. Consistent Unit Structure
    10. 11. Let’s explore! <ul><li>Click Explore Content </li></ul><ul><li>Click tab for Language Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Click “Launch” next to Destination Reading Course III </li></ul>
    11. 12. Open Exploration <ul><li>Unit/lesson names </li></ul><ul><li>Skills addressed </li></ul><ul><li>Likes </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
    12. 13. Give One – Get One <ul><li>Share one of your ah-hahs </li></ul><ul><li>Learn someone else’s ah-hahs </li></ul>
    13. 14. Classroom Applications <ul><li>Introducing concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Review/extra practice </li></ul><ul><li>Enrichment </li></ul>
    14. 15. Implementation Models <ul><li>One computer in a classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Small computer center in classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Whole group presentation in classroom or lab </li></ul><ul><li>Computer lab instruction and use </li></ul><ul><li>Home activities </li></ul>
    15. 16. Think – Pair - Share <ul><li>Think about which implementation models you would use and how? </li></ul><ul><li>Pair up with the person next to you </li></ul><ul><li>Share your ideas </li></ul>
    16. 17. Small Group Exploration <ul><li>Find others with the same symbol on their nametag </li></ul><ul><li>Review assigned units </li></ul><ul><li>Chart </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How unit relates to your current instruction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How would you use the activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What extension activities might you plan </li></ul></ul>
    17. 18. Small Groups <ul><li>Group 1 = Unit 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Group 2 = Unit 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Group 3 = Unit 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Group 4 = Unit 9 </li></ul><ul><li>Group 5 = Unit 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Group 6 = Unit 12 </li></ul><ul><li>Group 7 = Unit 13 </li></ul><ul><li>Group 8 = Unit 14 </li></ul>
    18. 19. Focused Exploration <ul><li>CHART </li></ul><ul><li>How unit relates to your current instruction (e.g., SSS, textbook) </li></ul><ul><li>How would you use the activities </li></ul><ul><li>What extension activities might you plan </li></ul>
    19. 20. Resources <ul><li>User Guides </li></ul><ul><li>Scope and Sequence </li></ul><ul><li>State and Curriculum Correlations </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Support </li></ul><ul><li>Print Activities and Lesson Plans </li></ul>
    20. 21. Session Objectives Using DR can increase student achievement How to use DR Must know Need to know Nice to know Flexible implementation models; Lot of resources
    21. 22. Still to come…. <ul><li>Riverdeep’s Learning Management System </li></ul><ul><li>Standards driven assignment of activities </li></ul><ul><li>Formative and summative testing </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnostic and prescriptive testing and assigning of lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Reports for making instructional decisions </li></ul>