Reading To Learn

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Seventh Grade Time Line (Calendar) and Resource Sheet

ONGOING SKILLS***COMPREHENSION***VOCABULARY***FLUENCY***LIFELONG HABIT**RESEARCH***

RESOURCE CODES:

RSFN = Reading Strategies for Nonfiction SS = Study Skills Made Easy WS = Write Source EL = Elements of Language

2006-2007

FIRST TRIMESTER

 

 
MONTHS READING SKILLS RESOURCES STUDY SKILLS RESOURCES
AUGUST  
August 23 - September 29 Required PLATO eduTest window

Think Aloud   

(The strategies listed in this column are the over arching "focus strategies"  for the trimester. They will be taught and supported through the RTL Seminar.)

* Establish reading comprehension baselines using ITBS & DRP.  
*
Establish word-per-minute using Jamestown timed readers.
* Do reading interest inventories and work on test-taking skills.
See resources listed under “Test-taking Strategies” in the Study Skills column.

 

 

 
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Organizational Skills:
-Checklist of strategies
-Organizational strategies

-Learning styles
-Homework strategies

Test-taking Strategies:
Prior to ITBS
-Stress management
-Process of elimination
-Review language of testing stems
-QAR (Question-Answer
Relationship)
-Test time management

Graphics: charts, tables, graphs

 

Reading/Study Systems:
-Understanding
-Paraphrasing
-Identifying Signals
-3 Sweeps (SQ3R)

 

Research & Reference Skills  


Note taking:
-Abbreviations
-Simple Outlining
-Mind Mapping
-Combo Notes
-Listening

 

 

 

 



Vocabulary



-Checklist of Study Strategies
-Evaluation of Study Strategies


SS    1-2
SS    3-15
SS    19-22
SS    102-106 WS    382-385
Student Planners

 


SS    107-114;

SS    80-100;
WS   See index;
SS    70-79;
EL    3-15

 

 

   

 

 

 

SS    35
SS    37
SS    39
SS    45

 
SS    23-30
EL    169-178
WS    See index


SS    61
SS    50
SS    53
SS    58
WS   See index
EL    See index
SS    66

WS   See index
EL    See index
WS   See index


SS    42-44
WS   See index
EL    See index

SS  115-116
SS 117

SEPTEMBER
August 23 - September 29 Required PLATO eduTest window  

Think Aloud

Skill 1. Prereading Recommended research based strategies:  KWL, PReP, Anticipation Guides, Advanced Organizers
 
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RSFN 2-5
EL 122-27; 163  

OCTOBER
Optional PLATO eduTest Reading Comprehension
 

Think Aloud

Skill 2.     Unstated Main Idea & Details
Recommended research based strategies:  Graphic Organizers, Reciprocal Teaching, GIST

Skill 3.     Context Clues Recommended research based strategies:  Graphic Organizers, parts of speech, Chunking, vocabulary strategies

RSFN    6-9
SS        35-36 EL        22-24

RSFN    10-13 WS        See index
NOVEMBER
November 1-30
District Assessment
Required PLATO eduTest

Think Aloud

Skill 4.    Using Chronological Order  
Recommended research based strategies:  timelines, flow chart


RSFN    14-17
WS        See index EL         55-56

SECOND TRIMESTER

DECEMBER
Optional PLATO eduTest Reading Comprehension

Think Aloud & Split Page Notes/Making Inferences

Skill 5.  Cause & Effect Recommended research based strategies:  Graphic Organizers, Fishbone, Force Field Analysis, 5 Whys

Skill 6.    Compare/Contrast Recommended research based strategies:  Graphic Organizers, Venn Diagram

RSFN   18-21

RSFN    22-25 WS        See index

JANUARY
January 4-25 District Assessment
Required PLATO eduTest

Think Aloud & Split Page Notes/Making Inferences

Skill 7.     Identifying steps in a Process Recommended research based strategies: 
Graphic Organizers, Story Maps, outline, Process Diagram

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SFN    26-29
WS      See index

FEBRUARY  
Optional PLATO eduTest Reading Comprehension

Think Aloud & Split Page Notes/Making Inferences   

Skill 8.   Use of Visuals Recommended research based strategies: Lotus Diagram, Brainstorming

Skill  9.    Drawing
Conclusions  

Recommended research based strategies: Summarizing, Column Notes, Nominal Group Technique, Pareto Diagram, GIST

RSFN    30-33

RSFN    34-37 EL        87-88

THIRD TRIMESTER

MARCH
March 6-24 
District Assessment
Required PLATO eduTest

Think Aloud & Split Page Notes/Making Inferences & Vocabulary Strategies

Skill 10. Fact and Opinion  
Recommended research based strategies: Graphic Organizers, Opinion-Proof Column Chart

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RSFN    38-41  
APRIL  
Optional PLATO eduTest Reading Comprehension

Think Aloud & Split Page Notes/Making Inferences & Vocabulary Strategies

Skill 11. Determining Author’s Purpose  
Recommended research based strategies:  OAR, Think Aloud
RSFN    42-44
EL       53-55  
MAY
May 8-26
District Assessment
Required PLATO eduTest

Think Aloud & Split Page Notes/Making Inferences & Vocabulary Strategies

Share, discuss results with students; record placement recommendations for following year’s instruction.  www.edutest.com

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