Beating the Odds Presentation
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Tags: Reading Programs
Slide 1 - Beating the Odds and promoting Student’s Success Within Reading
- Presented by:
- Amanda Kulik and Nicole Tschirhart
Slide 2 - Why do we want our students to be successful readers?
- Why are we analyzing reading programs within schools?
- Please right click the above link and watch the video.
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”.
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
Slide 5 - Instructional Factors that Promote Change
- Small group instruction
- Early intervention within reading
- Systematic method to assesses students fluency and comprehension
- 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
Slide 6 - Literature Review of Effective Schools
- Sound building decisions
- Collaborative efforts between teachers and administration
- Effective practices within individual classrooms
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
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.
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
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
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