Units and concepts taught throughout the course of the year include:
Reading skills and strategies
Classroom Setup: In this classroom, the READ 180 instructional model will be utilized to maximize cadets' potential. There will be 3 time blocks with 3 rotations built into the instructional time. The following is an example of how a typical day in this classroom will look:
Whole Group –Direct instruction to the group about a specific topic (10 minutes)
ROTATIONS BEGIN (20 Minutes each):
Group One – small group, direct instruction based on
Group Two – Read 180 Software – intensive, individualized
Group Three – Reading/Writing skills practice (Sustained,
Whole group wrap-up (10 minutes).
Grading: Grades are based on the Scholastic READ 180 model. The grade is divided into four parts, all contributing 25% to the overall grade.
Whole Group Work (25% of grade) – These activities include bellwork, daily participation points, whole group rBook activities, any class projects, and participating in outside reading activities.
Small Group Work (25% of grade) – This grade also consists of rBook activities, but it also includes written essays, individual instruction in weakness areas, Writer’s Notebook entries, rskills tests, and any small group projects.
Scholastic READ 180 Software (25% of grade) - This grade consists of all activity on the instructional software which is at the heart of READ 180. This computer program individualizes instruction for each student who signs in. This is an integral part of the program. This grade also includes the student’s oral fluency grade.
Independent/Modeled Reading (25% of grade) – This grade consists of self motivation and self checks. This includes a daily reading log which must include the date, pages read, and a response to that day’s reading.