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Language Arts/Reading Program Adoption Proposal. Susan S. Silver Director of Curriculum and Instruction Monday, April 15, 2013. UMASD K-6 LA/Reading Program Pilot. One teacher per grade level per elementary building = 20 Two 5 th grade and two 6 th grade teachers = 4
Language Arts/Reading Program Adoption ProposalSusan S. SilverDirector of Curriculum and InstructionMonday, April 15, 2013UMASD K-6 LA/Reading Program Pilot
  • One teacher per grade level per elementary building = 20
  • Two 5th grade and two 6th grade teachers = 4
  • Reading Specialists = 5
  • Full day of professional development - February
  • Implementation began March 4th
  • Current LA/Reading ProgramK-6
  • Houghton-Mifflin Series 2001
  • Writers Workshop
  • Sitton Spelling
  • Fundations - phonics
  • WritingComprehensionSpellingPhonicsDistrict Data: K-6 Reading Student Achievement
  • Student achievement data indicates achieving yearly annual progress (AYP) for whole group
  • Disaggregated groups such as English Language Learners (ELL) and Special Education not making AYP
  • Reading PSSA scores for proficient and advanced:
  • Performance Goal for 2012 – 81% Performance Goal for 2013 – 91%Performance Goal for 2014 – 100%Why Wonders?
  • Need a series:
  • 1. aligned to the Common Core standards. 2. teaches to 21st century learning skills 3. addresses the ever present achievement gap 4. differentiates for a broader range of students, ESL, Special Education, GiftedMcGraw- Hill Reading WondersCommon Core Standards
  • Reading Wonders is the first and only reading program designed specifically for the Common Core State Standards for Reading/Language Arts. Combining research-based instruction with new tools to meet today’s challenges, every component and every lesson is designed for effective and efficient CCSS instruction.
  • 21st Century Learning Skills
  • Building a strong reading foundation
  • Accessing complex text
  • Finding and using text evidence
  • Engaging in collaborative conversations
  • Writing to sources
  • Components of the Wonders ProgramReading/Writing Workshop
  • “The Key” to the CCSS
  • Provides all core lessons in one place
  • Answers every teacher’s question, "What do I have to teach?"
  • The key to all instruction
  • A book of short reads to teach/model close reading
  • First guided, collaborative practice of key skills
  • Literature Anthology
  • Provides application of close reading
  • Builds reading stamina
  • Connects reading and writing
  • Leveled Readers Differentiate and AccelerateFour Levels: ELL, Approaching, On-Level, and Beyond 1. Built-in Acceleration Plan
  • Stretch students to the next level
  • A plan for leveling up
  • Resources designed for scaffolding
  • Opportunities for writing with every leveled reader
  • Leveled Readers2. Literary Text
  • Same topic
  • Same vocabulary and comprehension skill
  • Paired selection on the same topic for reading across texts
  • 3. Informational Text
  • Same content, different complexity levels
  • Science/social studies content
  • Paired selection on the same topic for reading across texts
  • Foundation Skills
  • Phonics
  • Daily, explicit, and systematic instruction
  • Phonological and Phonemic Awareness
  • Phonics
  • High-Frequency Words
  • Practice and Application
  • Engaging selections to practice skills in a connected text
  • Digital and print resources for every phonics lesson!
  • Sound spelling songs
  • Word sort activities
  • Phonics/spelling practice
  • Phonics games
  • Word study game
  • Connect Reading to Writing
  • Write About Reading
  • Write to deepen understanding
  • Develop analytical writing skills
  • Write to sources and research
  • Write about reading every week, with every text
  • Grammar and Spelling
  • Develop mastery of grammar and language convention
  • Weekly instruction
  • Integrated into writing instruction
  • Assessments
  • Weekly Assessment
  • Assess skills taught during the week
  • Leveled weekly assessments provided
  • Fresh reads to assess skills taught
  • Multiple choice and constructed response items included
  • Fluency Assessment (DIBELS)
  • Uses fluency norms based on Hasbrouck and Tindal research
  • Leveled passages included
  • Goals and accuracy rates provided
  • Suggested testing schedule provided for different groups
  • Assessments
  • Unit Assessment
  • Assess skills taught in the unit
  • Assess CCSS
  • Includes multiple choice and constructed response
  • Pencil-and-paper or online administration available
  • Benchmark Assessment
  • Assess achievement toward year-end goals
  • Assess CCSS
  • Includes multiple choice and constructed response
  • Provides item analysis
  • Print and Digital
  • Print-minded?
  • Support your print program with digital content.
  • Digital savvy?
  • Support your digital program with print materials
  • .
  • Digital genius?
  • Teach the entire program completely digitally.
  • Wonders at work…
  • video
  • Testimony
  • Teachers
  • Students
  • Parents
  • Thank you!
  • Questions or Comments
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