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Literacy Symposium  

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Program Description

Literacy Symposium - course for English 9 students to be successful with nonfiction text and vocabulary skills.



- Use of Empower 3000 (Achieve 3000)for students to summarize and synthesize articles to work on reading comprehension.

-class performance and grades


Skill Deficits

Skills this support targets …
- study strategies

·         annotation

·         note-taking

- reading strategies

·         Monitoring understanding

·         Finding main ideas

·         Summarizing

·         Paraphrasing

·         Finding/using supporting evidence

·         Analyzing graphic aids

·         Cause and effect

·         Drawing conclusions

·         Determining author’s purpose

·         Synthesizing (multiple texts)

- comprehension
- vocabulary (using context clues to determine meaning)  
- vocabulary
- reading connections
(annotated summary, generating questions, purpose)
- note-taking
- cite text evidence
- writing (email, paragraph, essay)


    Skills Not Addressed

    Skill(s) not addressed:
    - does not give instruction in foundational skills such as phonemic awareness or encoding.


    Screeners and Assessments

    Screeners and Assessments:

    - SRI score  (for reinforcement of deficit skills)

    - bottom 10% MAP


    Exit Indicators

    Exit Indicators:
    - when course ends
    -comparison of entry skill level to exit skill level


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