Please see the articles attached or linked in the table below. Note: they are listed by week; the week denotes the class in which we will discuss the text.

Topic

Links

Presentations

Articles

Handouts

Week One
Introduction of course (syllabus, assignments, etc.)
1. What is assessment, measurement, & evaluation? How are they similar? Different?
2. What is meant by pre-assessment? How do we use pre-assessments in a reading curriculum?
3. How do I locate case study student and gain permission to test?
4. What do interest and attitude have to do with anything?
Measurement, Assessment, & Evaluation
Reader Interest Survey Example
Reading Attitude Survey and Analysis






Week Two





Review of Week One Topics
1. What is formative assessment?
2. How does formative assessment look in the classroom?
3. How do I critique an existing case study?
4. How do I decide what to teach?
5. Why is it important to examine the literacy environment?
6. What factors should we consdier in diagnosis?
Classroom Assessment
http://fcit.usf.edu/assessment/basic/basica.html
Prezi on Formative Assessment

Formative Assessment Article found online at
http://www.amle.org/Publications/WebExclusive/Assessment/tabid/1120/Default.aspx
The Value of Formative Assessment article found online at
http://fairtest.org/value-formative-assessment-pdf



Week Three





Review of Week Two Topics
1. What are running records?
2. What steps are involved in creating a running record?
3. How do you score a running record?
4. How do you analyze a running record?
See information available on Running Record page in Wiki.
See information available on Running Record page in Wiki.
See information available on Running Record page in Wiki.
See information available on Running Record page in Wiki.

Week Four





Review of Week Three Topics
1. What are readability formulas?
2. What are 2 well-known readability formulas?
3. How do you implement the Gunning Fog readability formula?
4. What is the difference between validity and reliability?
5. What is the Dolch test? How do you administer it?
See links on the Running Record page in Wiki.
Dolch Sight Words Assessment Sheets
Dolch Sight Words Book
Validity and Reliability Types
Assessment Overview Terms


Discovery Questions
http://prezi.com/u90dluyyglgb/discovery-questions/



"All About Readability" by
Cheryl Stephens
http://plainlanguage.com/newreadability.html
This article explores the following questions:
1. Why are we looking at readability tests?
2. What is readability?
It also provides a brief historical overview and discusses readabil,ity formulas today.




Week Five





Review of Week Four Topics
1. What is sight word recognition? Why is it important to reading success? How does it differ from vocabulary?
2. What is the San Diego Quick Assessment? How do you administer and socre it? What does it reveal?
3. What is the cloze procedure? What does it reveal about reading ability?
4. How do you implement and score the cloze procedure?
5. What are variations of the cloze procedure?
6. What are 3 different types of cloze?
See information available on
Cloze page in Wiki.
San Diego Quick Assessment
See information available on Cloze page in Wiki.
San Diego Quick Assessment Slideshare Power Point
San Diego Errors Frequency
Zip Cloze Overview
Maze Procedure Variation
See information available on Cloze page in Wiki.
Cloze Procedure Article on Deletion Pattern
See information available on Cloze page in Wiki.
San Diego Quick Assessment handouts provided in class.
Specific cloze procedure handouts provided in class.

Week Six

Online Class

Create a short (60 second max) clip at http://www.audiopal.com/ describing an intervention strategy that you have used successfully with student. Post the clip on the wiki page titled Intervention Strategies.
What are some of the major causes of reading difficulties? Please see the Causes of Reading Difficulties page in the wiki and complete work as detailed.


Week Seven

Spring Break - No Class
Spring Break - No Class
Spring Break - No Class
Spring Break - No Class

Week Eight





Review of Week 5 & 6
1. What is the difference between retelling and summarizing?
2. What characterizes struggling and strong readers?
3. What are the foundations for effective literacy?
4. What is the Fry New Instant Word List?
5. What factors cause reading difficulties?
6. How do reading difficulties manifest?
Cloze Procedure Quiz










Retelling Prezi
Summarizing Prezi
Reading Difficulties
Reading difficulties manifest in 3 major ways:
1. Decoding:
  • trouble sounding out words & recognizing words out of context
  • confusion between letters & sounds they represent
  • slow oral reading rate
  • reading without expression
  • ignoring punctuation
2. Comprehension:
  • confusion about the meaning of words & sentences
  • inability to connect ideas in a passage
  • omission of, or glossing over, detail
  • lack of concentration during reading
3. Retention:
  • trouble remembering or summarizing what is read
  • difficulty connecting what is read to prior knowledge
  • difficulty applying content of a text to personal experiences

Week Nine

Review previous weeks via the Note-taker Interactive on ReadWriteThink
1.
Cyber-hunt on Reading Disabilities




Week Ten





Review of previous weeks via the Matching Review handout
1. What are IRIs?
2. What is the Fry New Instant Word List?
3. What is PBL?
4. What is the TORP test? What does it reveal about your own teaching style?
*Please see the IRI page in the wiki.
TORP test located online at
*Please see the IRI page in the wiki.
*Please see the IRI page in the wiki.
*Please see the IRI page in the wiki.
  • Fry New Instant Word List handouts provided in class.
  • PBL handout provided in class

Week 11





Online Class (4/9/2012)
1. Intervention Programs
  • Complete the Intervention Programs Guide based on 1 of the 5 intervention programs described in the "Building on the Best: Learning from What Works - Five Promising Remedial Intervention Programs" article produced by the American Federation of Teachers.


  • Read "News You Can Use: Reading Fluency - What? Why? and How?" article;use the Read-Write-Think interactive "Hints about Print" to evaluate the article as a good source. You need to respond to the Reflection questions at the end of the article and be prepared to discuss your responses in class next week.



Review of previous weeks via a Q & A.
1. Complete the PBL from last week.
2. In what 3 major ways do reading difficulties manifest?
3. Take the TORP test; discuss results.
4. What intervention strategies can I employ if comprehension/lack of vocabulary knowledge is a problem?
5. Follow-up on summarizing and retelling (see handouts)
6. What is paraphrasing? Why is it useful in reading and summarizing?
7. What are fix-up strategies?
Monitoring Comprehension
(http://www.thinkport.org/career/strategies/reading/monitor.tp#1)
After selecting the URL above, please select the video link located under the "Watch a video about this strategy" section. View the video and respond to these questions:
1. What is the strategy depicted on the video?
2. Is it a viable, effective, strategy? Support your response.
3. What is the purpose of the strategy?
Visit the web page below by clicking on the link.
Triple I
(http://www.ehow.com/info_7866633_triple-intervention-activities-middle-school.html)
After visiting the web page, respond to the questions below:
1. What is Triple I?
2. Is the Triple I pedagogical approach viable? Support your response.
3. What are the four methodologies described in conjunction with Triple I? How can/will these help?
Seven Strategies to Teach Students Text Comprehension
http://www.readingrockets.org/article/3479/
Slideshare Presentation on Comprehension

Link for presentation:
angelamaiers/monitoring-comprehension



Handout on Fix-up Strategies (Student Friendly)

Week Twelve






Neurological Impress Method
http://myweb.stedwards.edu/mikekb/ReadStrong/nim.html
Creating Fluent Readers


Final Class





Review of previous classess
1. What are final case study findings? What I have discovered about myself as an evaluator?
2. What are rubrics? How do I design them? What is the difference between holistic and analytical rubrics?
3. What is reading intervention? Who needs interventions?
4. How does visualization aid comprehension?
5. Are all worksheets good/bad?
See information the Rubric page of course wiki.
See information the Rubric page of course wiki

See information the Rubric page of course wiki.
See information the Rubric page of course wiki.



Traditional vs. Development Centers