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Reader's Theatre

September 02, 2009 1:05:34 PM

A strategy in which students read story scripts aloud during an informal skit or performance. In this active approach to reading, a student assumes the role of a character and reads his script aloud. A teacher works with small groups of students to help them read their scripts accurately, fluently, and with proper inflection. This experience can improve a child’s reading fluency, comprehension and self-confidence.

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Placement Assessment

September 02, 2009 1:04:23 PM

An assessment used to determine the most appropriate academic placement (grade level, setting, and special services) for an individual student.

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Assessment

September 02, 2009 1:03:49 PM

The process of identifying a student’s knowledge, strengths and needs to assist in determining student placement, instructional delivery, and need for interventions. There are several types of assessments that serve different purposes; to learn more see formal assessment, formative assessment, placement assessment, portfolio assessment, and summative assessment.

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Auditory Discrimination

August 31, 2009 3:36:07 PM

The ability to identify the differences between spoken words and sounds that are similar.

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Word Study

August 31, 2009 3:35:14 PM

Instruction that helps a student focus on the parts of a word. This approach helps him break apart words and identify parts such as root words, prefixes, and suffixes to discover the meaning of the word.

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Word Recognition

August 31, 2009 3:34:51 PM

The ability to automatically recognize a previously-learned word.

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Transcription Skills

August 31, 2009 3:34:08 PM

Skills involved in the process of writing; examples: handwriting, spelling, punctuation, and capitalization.

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Reading Across the Curriculum

August 31, 2009 3:33:45 PM

Teaching reading strategies in all classrooms and subjects, not just in reading and language arts classes. This helps students access and understand texts that are specific to subjects such as science, math, and history.

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Service Learning

August 31, 2009 3:33:11 PM

Structured programs in which students participate in the civic and political life of their community, which enhances the students’ academic success, social behaviors, leadership skills, and community awareness.

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P-16 and P-20 Councils

August 31, 2009 3:32:50 PM

State coordinating councils created to align the standards of primary schools (preschool through Grade 12) with postsecondary (college, years 13-16) requirements, and link to workplace success after college graduation (years 17-20). The goal of these councils is to ensure a seamless educational process for students as they move from one level to the next, and prepare them for success after graduation.

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Print Awareness

August 31, 2009 3:32:05 PM

The understanding that written language contains information and is related to oral language. This connection motivates and directs readers.

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Plateau Effect

August 31, 2009 3:31:43 PM

This occurs when teaching methods that have formerly helped a student learn and progress are no longer effective. The child’s upward learning curve “flattens out”(reaches a plateau).

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Peer Mentoring

August 31, 2009 3:23:29 PM

An arrangement in which an older youth (mentor) provides a younger student with support and/or tutoring in a one-on-one relationship. The mentor serves as a role model for a younger student who needs help.

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Background Knowledge

August 31, 2009 3:23:00 PM

Factual knowledge a student already understands and can build upon when exposed to new content and concepts.

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Discipline-Area Literacy

August 31, 2009 3:22:20 PM

(Also called Content-Area Literacy) - The advanced literacy skills required to master academic content areas, particularly the areas of math, science, English, and history. Content-area literacy is necessary for success at the secondary level and requires knowledge and understanding of the language, terminology, structure, and patterns of specific academic subject areas.

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Content-Area Literacy

August 31, 2009 3:21:42 PM

(Also called Discipline-Area Literacy.) The advanced literacy skills required to master academic content areas, particularly the areas of math, science, English, and history. Content-area literacy is necessary for success at the secondary level and requires knowledge and understanding of the language, terminology, structure, and patterns of specific academic subject areas

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Expository Reading

August 31, 2009 3:20:15 PM

Text that explains, informs, describes, or persuades the reader. Textbooks are an example of expository reading. Students must understand how expository reading is constructed if they are to extract its meaning accurately.

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Dysnomia

August 31, 2009 3:19:46 PM

Difficulty remembering names or recalling specific words; sometimes called a “word-retrieval” problem.

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Dysgraphia

August 31, 2009 3:19:13 PM

Difficulty writing legibly and with age-appropriate speed.

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Direct Instruction

August 31, 2009 3:18:51 PM

A teaching method that features highly scripted lessons and repetitive, interactive activities that teachers present to groups of students. The method is designed to increase student skills through carefully sequenced curriculum.

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