Important information and Updates
Agency and Urgency--- What does that mean?
Spelling Bee is Next Week
Leveled Guided Reading Books
TRC Update from the District
mCLASS DIBELS and TRC Progress Monitoring:
DIBELS: Please be reminded that teachers must drill down to the lowest skill (to do this, teachers should click on BOY from their purple tab class page to see all the individual probe scores) and score when intervening and progress monitoring to ensure that a student is well equipped with skills in all early literacy skills. For example, if a student is red and or yellow in both PSF (Phoneme Segmentation Fluency) and NWF (Nonsense Word Fluency either CLS or WWR), the student needs intervention and progress monitoring in PSF first. This is crucial that the hierarchy of DIBELS skills be followed. Please ensure that teachers understand the theory and reasoning behind this. If a student is brought to intervention team, it is crucial that these early literacy skills data be analyzed and that work surround the lowest skill area first. Skipping PSF or any level of the hierarchy is not the way to reading success.
TRC: To meet the state law requirement for TRC progress monitoring, please remind your teachers that best practice is to have one read for the PM. Regardless of what the device says to do (go up a level or go down a level) the best practice for this requirement is to have the student read only one book.
Please look at the webinar about TeachingBooks.net. I am looking for a teacher leader to learn about it, use it in your class, and train the staff on it... Who is up for the challenge?