Beating the Odds Presentation

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Beating the Odds Presentation

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  1. Beating the Odds and promoting Student’s Success Within Reading

    Slide 1 - Beating the Odds and promoting Student’s Success Within Reading

    • Presented by:
    • Amanda Kulik and Nicole Tschirhart
  2. Why do we want our students to be successful readers?

    Slide 2 - Why do we want our students to be successful readers?

    • Why are we analyzing reading programs within schools?
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  3. Analyzing the organizational and instructional factors of reading allows schools to determine the specific factors that enhance student growth within reading that “reforms reading aspiration”.

    Slide 3 - Analyzing the organizational and instructional factors of reading allows schools to determine the specific factors that enhance student growth within reading that “reforms reading aspiration”.

    • Determining these factors allows schools to use the methods and strategies introduced in Beating the Odds to “ attain greater than expected primary grade reading achievement within populations of students who are at risk for failure by virtue of poverty”.
  4. Organizational Factors that Promote Change

    Slide 4 - Organizational Factors that Promote Change

    • Clear mission statement
    • Communication and collaboration
    • Professional Development Opportunities
    • Systematic, internal assessment of student progress within reading.
    • Teacher accomplishment rating scale
  5. Instructional Factors that Promote Change

    Slide 5 - Instructional Factors that Promote Change

    • Small group instruction
    • Early intervention within reading
    • Systematic method to assesses students fluency and comprehension
    • Coaching  
    • Higher level questions
    • Staff needs training within instruction, intervention training, knowledge, and strategies.  
    • high expectations for learning
    • Setting reading as a priority
    • Approaches to word recognition and comprehension
  6. Literature Review of Effective Schools

    Slide 6 - Literature Review of Effective Schools

    • Sound building decisions
    • Collaborative efforts between teachers and administration
    • Effective practices within individual classrooms
  7. Most Accomplished Teachers

    Slide 7 - Most Accomplished Teachers

    • Had a higher rating for keeping students engaged
    • Spent less time in large group
    • Preferred interaction style of coaching
    • Coached children to use word recognition strategies
    • Asked higher level questions
    • Had students write in response to reading
  8. Recipe for Success

    Slide 8 - Recipe for Success

    • Educators who combine high expectations for all their children with a thirst for improving their classroom practice, a commitment to strong, collaboratively forged school-wide programs and plain old fashioned hard work can meet great expectations for the children with and for whom they work.
  9.  Classroom Management

    Slide 9 - Classroom Management

    • Were experts at classroom management
    • Had well established classroom routines and procedures
    • Had quick transitions between activities
    • Had a rapid pace of instruction, thus allowing for high instructional density
  10. Instruction

    Slide 10 - Instruction

    • Had less large group instruction
    • More small group instruction
    • More time for independent reading
    • Preferred coaching style of instruction
    • Helped students to learn how to apply word recognition strategies to real reading
    • Encouraged higher level responses to text
  11. Work Cited

    Slide 11 - Work Cited

    • Taylor, B., Pearson, D., Clark, K., & Walpole, S. (1999, September 30). Beating The Odds in Teaching All Children. Retrieved February 16, 2015, from http://www.ciera.org