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Dr 3&4 Content

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Dr 3&4 Content

  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>

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