1. IWBAT explain why reading is important.
2. IWBAT explain how the brain develops, to allow us to read.
3. IWBAT state my MAP reading goal and explain how I will meet my goal.
1. Do Now: Complete the following activities (in order):
- A: Select the correct pronoun: Pronoun Poppers 1 (mild)
- B: Select the correct pronoun: Pronoun Poppers 2 (mild)
- C: Write the correct pronoun: Pronoun Clubhouse (mild)
- D: Select the correct pronoun: Which Pronoun? (medium)
- E: Select the correct pronoun: Battleship (mild)
- Finished early? Select the correct pronoun: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (medium)
2. Explain Why Reading Is Important: Click here for Classwork
- Mr. T's Scoop:
- Students who read 40 minutes a day, regardless of their reading level, make much higher gains in reading growth than students who only read 15 minutes a day.
- On average, students who achieved in the 98th percentile in reading ability read about 4.5 million words in a school year, whereas students in the 10th percentile read only 8,000 words.
- To be an expert in something, you need to do it well for at least 10,000 hours. If students are practicing reading just over two hours a day, 365 days a year, for 13 years, they will reach mastery--which would be just in time for college.
3. The Videos & Articles:
- A: Justin Tuck explains the value of reading: click here
- B: Keke Palmer explains the value of reading: click here
- C: Will Smith explains the two keys to life: click here
- D: article: "Why Reading is the Most Important Thing You Will Ever Do": click here
- E: video(s): "Why Reading Matters": click here for part 1 and click here for part 2
- F: article: "If They Don't Read Much, How They Ever Gonna Get Good?": click here
4. MAP Testing:
- computerized: different than paper, easy to rush
- adaptive: gets harder or easier when you answer correctly/incorrectly
- taken 2-3 times per year: assesses progress
- compares students from different schools across the country
- about 42 questions, with passages: read and reread carefully!
- 90 minutes to test: usually, the more careful you work, the better score you get
- grade in ELA:
- A: exceeded goal
- B: met goal
- C: made some progess towards goal
- D: no progress
- F: made backwards progress
- incentives: progressive ice cream sundae (part-ay!), eternal glory
Homework: Pronouns #5
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