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I need a hug "Reading Buddies"


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The I Need A Hug "Reading Buddies" literacy program outline.

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I need a hug "Reading Buddies"

  1. 1. Reading Buddies<br />Edison Elementary<br />7025 Madison Ave<br />Hammond, IN<br />
  2. 2. How it all Began<br />The Delta society (an organization dedicated to improving human health through service and therapy animals) found that after two decades of research, human-animal interaction can:<br />lower blood pressure and reduce heart rate <br />help children develop empathy and nurturing <br />improve self-esteem and alleviate depression <br />help establish mutual trust <br />provide non-threatening pleasant physical contact <br />foster a sense of oneness with life and nature<br />According to the National Assessment on Education Progress,&quot; children who do not read for fun have much lower scores than children who do. Reading to dogs provides a fun, non-judgmental environment where children can improve their reading skills.&quot;(Bideawee&apos;s Reading to Dogs)<br />
  3. 3. SRI ~<br />When students log in to SRI, they are shown a grade-appropriate interest screen where they choose three areas of interest. Next, the student is provided with instructions for taking the test and is then given a short practice test to become familiar with the item format.<br />A computer-adaptive algorithm works behind the scenes to continually adjust the difficulty of the items based on student responses, enabling SRI to produce highly-accurate measures of text comprehension.<br />In approximately 20 minutes, SRI produces an accurate measure of a student’s reading ability and provides a Lexile score for the student to see.<br />Students receive instant feedback on their reading performance and a reading list that is customized to their chosen areas of interest and their reading ability. The student can then find books that are both interesting and appropriately challenging.<br />
  4. 4. Monitoring and Intervention<br />Animal Birthday’s were celebrated (candy was passed out)<br />Each child named their animal and were given a special place to store the animal when it was not being used<br />Students are given the SRI test in November and again in May<br />Home links web materials were used in the classrooms to enhance performance and at home participation<br />
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  10. 10. EDISON ELEMENTARY OUTCOMES FOR ’08-’09 SCHOOL YEAR<br />Overall rate of change for ’07-’08 school year was38%<br />Overall rate of change for ’08-’09 school year was52%<br />
  11. 11. The Future~~<br />Reading Buddies is continued into this school year (3rd grade)<br />Parent and Child Survey’s<br />Continuation of Home Links<br />RTI Groups for Reading Intervention<br />
  12. 12. Final Child Survey:<br />Please circle the answer that best applies to you <br />How many times per week do you read?<br />A. One to Two times per week <br />B. Three to Four times per week<br />C. Daily<br />D. None at all<br />What types of things do you read?<br />A. Books from School <br />B. Books from the public library<br />C. Newspaper or magazine articles<br />D. Articles or information found on the internet<br />How many times per week do you read for fun?<br />A. One to Two times per week <br />B. Three to Four times per week<br />C. Daily<br />D. None at all<br />What types of materials do you read for fun?<br />A. Books<br />B. Magazines<br />C. Newspaper<br />D. Information from the internet<br />