F.A.R.R.T.s - #2

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#1- A Great Resource at the Back of the BAS Teacher's Guide

There is a great resource at the back of the BAS Teacher's Guide. It is called "Guide for Observing and Noting Reading Behaviors". It is a chart that lists Early Reading Behaviors, Searching for and Using Information Behaviors (Meaning, Structure, Visual), Solving Words Behaviors, Self-Monitoring Behaviors, Self-Correcting Behaviors, and Maintaining Fluency Behaviors. It lists the many different behaviors that you look for in successful readers. It is a good resource for documenting strengths and weaknesses individual students have with regard to reading behaviors. You can go to a link right here and check it out (http://www.heinemann.com/shared/studyguides/e01825/studyguide.pdf). It is located on pages 20 and 21 of the Study Guide document.

#2 - Connection Between Oral and Written Language

It is important that students be aware of the connection between oral and written language. Written language is oral language written down with symbols. Print is laid out left to right. Spaces define word boundaries. Proficient readers take this for granted. This is not so easy for early readers.

#3 - Dyslexia - What Causes Dyslexia?

The exact causes of dyslexia are not clear. The brain of a person with dyslexia is "wired" a bit differently than others. People with dyslexia often have difficulty with identifying the separate speech sounds within a word and learning how letters represent those sounds. Dyslexia is not due to lack of intelligence or a desire to learn.

#4 - IStation - Answers to the TVE Trivia Quiz and the Professional In-Service Presentation Six Words Sheet

TVE Trivia Quiz

1. Kristina Snow - first principal at TVE

2. Sabina - first name of first Interventionist at TVE

3. 2009 - 2010 - year of most students enrolled at TVE

4. Kimberly Connelly - first Assistant Principal at TVE

5. 4 - number of Interventionists that have been at TVE

Professional In-Service Presentation Six Words Sheet

Slide 3 - assessment

Slide 5 - overall

Slide 11 - average

Slide 20 - suitable

Slide 24 - individual

Slide 29 - summary