Reading To Learn

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Sixth Grade Time Line (Calendar) and Resource Sheet

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

RESOURCE CODES:

STARS:  Strategies to Achieve Reading Success TC: You Can Take Charge SS: Study Smart Ready-to-Use Activities EL: Elements of Language

2006-2007

FIRST TRIMESTER

 

 

MONTHS

READING SKILLS

RESOURCES

STUDY SKILLS

RESOURCES

AUGUST
August 23-
September 1

DRP Testing Window

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 comprehension baseline using DRP and
ITBS scores.

*Establish WPM (words/minute) using Jamestown Timed Readers

*Reading interest inventories
*Test taking strategies
 

 

 

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Organizational Skills:
-Checklist of strategies
-Organizational strategies
-Learning styles
-Homework strategies


Graphics: (Prior to ITBS)
-Charts, tables, graphs

Communication Skills:
-Following Directions  
-Listening and Speaking

Using a Textbook:

 

 

 

Test-taking Strategies—Prior to ITBS
-Stress Management -QAR (Question-Answer Relationship)
-Process of elimination
-Review language of testing stems
-Bubbling strategies/tips
-Test time management

   

 

Reading/Study Systems -Understanding -Paraphrasing
-Signals
-3 Sweeps (SQ3R)
-KWL
-Predict, Question, Comment
-Connect, Visualize, Infer -Summarize, Clarify  

 

Note taking:
-Taking Notes
-Studying Notes
-Revising Notes -Abbreviations
-Simple Outlining
-Mind Mapping
-Combo Notes
-Listening
-Notes from Lectures
-Lectures & Text
-QUAD (Question, Answer, Detail)
-1/3 2/3 Notes  

 

Research Reports
-Using IMC
-Multi-genre
-I-Search  

 

Vocabulary:
-Affixes, Roots
-Is, Is not
-Vocabulary Mapping  

 

Reading to Survive
-forms, phone books, newspapers, signs, maps, labels, catalogs, schedules, etc.

 

 

 

Checklist of Study Strategies  

 

 

Evaluation of Study Strategies

Student Planners
TC 4-27
SS 130 -133

EL 197, 687-689,711-713


TC 28-35  


TC 64-67; SS 94 –105
TC 68-71; SS 108-111; SS 114-116
EL 719-732  

SS 136-152  

 

 

 

TC 36-63; SS 124-129
EL  2-15, 26, 57,93, 127,160, 197, 733-742
EL Chapter Test in Standardized Test Formats
EL 733-736

 

 

 

TC 80-83  
TC 88-91

 

 

 

 

TC 76-79
TC 84-87; EL 116, 205
TC 88-91
TC 93-94

 

 

 


TC 96-111
SS 153-170; EL 116,205
SS 76-91

 

 
TC 72-75
EL Vocab. Workshop

   

 

  SS 171-213

SEPTEMBER  
August 23 - September 29 Required PLATO eduTest window

Think Aloud 

Skill 1. Main Idea
Recommended research based strategies: 
Graphic Organizers, Reciprocal Teaching, GIST


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STARS 4-11
SS 6-11
EL 50-57, 133
 

OCTOBER 
Optional PLATO eduTest Reading Comprehension 

Think Alou

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

Skill 3. Sequencing
Recommended research based strategies:  timelines, flow chart, Story Maps, outline, Process Diagram
 

STARS 12-19
SS 12-19
EL 127,135

STARS 20-27
SS 20-23
EL 18, 705

NOVEMBER
November 1-30
District Assessment
Required PLATO eduTest

Think Alou

Skill 4. Cause & Effect Recommended research based strategies:  Graphic Organizers, Fishbone, Force Field Analysis, 5 Whys
 

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STARS 32-39
SS 24-27
EL 58,65

SECOND TRIMESTER

DECEMBER
Optional PLATO eduTest Reading Comprehension

Think Aloud & Reciprocal Teaching

Skill 5. Compare/Contrast  
Recommended research based strategies:  Graphic Organizers, Venn Diagram

Skill 6. Making Predictions
 

STARS 40-47
SS 33-37
EL120-125, 128-150, 705

STARS 48-55
EL 86, 93

JANUARY
January 4-25 District Assessment
Required PLATO eduTest

Think Aloud & Reciprocal Teaching

Skill 7. Word Meaning in
     Context

Recommended research based strategies:  Graphic Organizers, parts of speech, vocabulary strategies
 

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STARS 60-67
EL 713,714

FEBRUARY
Optional PLATO eduTest Reading Comprehension

Think Aloud & Reciprocal Teaching

Skill 8. Drawing Conclusion and Making Inferences Recommended research based strategies: Summarizing, Column Notes, Nominal Group Technique, Pareto Diagram, GIST

Skill 9. Fact & Opinion Recommended research based strategies: Graphic Organizers, Opinion-Proof Column Chart
 

STARS 68-75
SS 31-32
EL 18,26,188-193

STARS 76-83
SS 28-30
EL 228-234

THIRD TRIMESTER

MARCH
March 6-24 
District Assessment
Required PLATO eduTest

Think Aloud & Reciprocal Teaching & GIST

Skill 10.  Identifying
Author’s Purpose

Recommended research based strategies: 
OAR, Think Aloud

 

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STARS 88-95
EL 188, 194-195

APRIL
Optional PLATO eduTest Reading Comprehension

Think Aloud & Reciprocal Teaching & GIST

Skill 11. Figurative Language

Skill 12. Summarizing

STARS 96-103
EL 42-44, 714-715

STARS 104-111
EL 135-136,164,706,709 STARS 112 -115
 

MAY
May 8-26
District Assessment
Required PLATO eduTest

Think Aloud & Reciprocal Teaching & GIST

Share/discuss results with students; record placement recommendations for following year’s instruction.

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