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Comprehension Toolkit Overview

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Lisa Wujczyk

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Transcript of Comprehension Toolkit Overview

Teacher's Guide
6 Lesson Guides
Lesson Posters (Grades K-2 Only)
Extend & Investigate (Grades 3-6 Only)
CD-Rom
Toolkit Texts (Trade Books)
Additional Reproducible Texts
Program Components:
Program Overview - Teacher's Guide p. 22-23
3-5 lessons per strategy unit
"Touchstone" toolkit texts for each lesson
The Comprehension Toolkit
November 12, 2014
Learning Target:
To learn how to provide systematic strategy instruction with The Comprehension Toolkit.
To increase overall reading proficiency and meet school improvement goals.
How have you taught comprehension in the past?

What has been the result for students?
Strategies vs. Actvities
Strategies can be used in any situation with any text.
Strategies can be used flexibly.
Multiple strategies can be used together.
Good readers ALWAYS use strategies!
Teach with the Toolkit!
How can we get ALL readers to use strategies?
What are the strategies?
Monitor comprehension

Activate prior knowledge & make connections

Ask questions

Infer meaning

Determine importance

Summarize and synthesize

What features do you notice?
How might you use each of the three ways to read the lesson?
Which parts do you think will be most useful to you?
Explore a Lesson
Flexible Lessons
Three ways to read the lesson:
1. Overview
2. In Action
3. Guide
Lesson Structure
Part of Your
Daily Literacy Block
Intermediate Grades Program
Lessons can be used with any text.
Lessons can be repeated and adapted as needed to fit your learners.
Units do not need to be taught in order (However, Monitor Comprehension should always be taught first!)
How might you utilize the Toolkit...
Make Thinking Visible Create a Common Language Foster Curiosity Scaffold Instruction
Write your favorite feature of the lesson on a sticky note.
Sights & Sounds
& Actions
With your whole group?
To differentiate?
With small groups?
Check out pg. 36-39 in your Teacher's Guide for ideas.
Using the continual cycle of instruction & assessment.
Assessment
Rejoice!
It's not all about a test!
Master Trackers
Annotated anecdotal record sheets on pg. 45 & 46 of the Teacher's Guide.
Strategy-specific record sheets in each unit book.
"Touchstone" toolkit texts for each lesson
What features do you notice?
How might you use each of the three ways to read the lesson?
Which parts do you think will be most useful to you?
Explore a Lesson
Flexible Lessons
Three ways to read the lesson:
1. Overview
2. In Action
3. Guide
Lesson Structure
Part of Your
Daily Literacy Block
Program Overview
Lessons can be used with any text.
Lessons can be repeated and adapted as needed to fit your learners.
Units do not need to be taught in order (However, Monitor Comprehension should always be taught first!)
Scaffold toward Independence
Write your favorite feature of the lesson on a sticky note.
To:
Lesson Instruction with the whole group
By:
Intentional opportunities to use independently.
With:
Targeted guided practice
Ideas in Primary Teacher's Guide p. 50-55
(Comp. Toolkit p. 36-39)
Using the continual cycle of instruction & assessment.
Assessment
Rejoice!
It's not all about a test!
Master Trackers
Annotated anecdotal record sheets on pg. 69 & 70 of the Primary Teacher's Guide (Comp. Toolkit p. 45-46).
Strategy-specific record sheets in each unit book.
World Cafe Dialogue
How might you structure instruction with the Toolkit? What high-quality texts might you use?
What will success with the Toolkit look like? How will we know? How will the kids know?
How might you integrate the Toolkit with what you are already doing? What aspects of the Toolkit might add a new dimension to your instruction?
If you walked in on a Toolkit lesson...
What might you see?
What might you hear?
What would the kids be doing?
Questions
Thanks for your participation!

Please complete the survey.
Personalize It!
Primary Program Teacher's Guide p. 38-39 (Comp. Toolkit p. 22-23)
3-5 lessons per strategy unit
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