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Reading is a complex process in which meaning is gained from print through the reader's use of prior knowledge and learned strategies.
We, in Goose Creek ISD, are committed to providing a program that develops an appreciation and positive attitude toward reading and encourages independent life-long learners who are able to apply critical reading skills to function successfully in their world.
The Observation Survey assesses literacy tasks which are necessary for describing a young child's emerging reading and writing behaviors: Letter Identification, Concepts About Print, and Hearing and Recording Sounds.
Common assessments given periodically throughout the school year at specified times during a curriculum sequence to evaluate students' knowledge and skills relative to an explicit set of short term goals.
Common assessments given periodically throughout the school year at specified times during a curriculum sequence to evaluate students' knowledge and skills relative to an explicit set of long term goals. Benchmark Assessments are used for instructional planning and decision-making at the classroom, school, and district level.
Implicit modeling of comprehension strategies using Think Aloud techniques.
Explicit modeling and direct teaching of strategies and skills using instructional text materials.
Instruction on decoding strategies to help students understand how phonics and words work.
Helping students orchestrate strategies and skills using the student's instructional reading level.
Providing students with opportunities to practice authentic literacy activities individually or with a partner.
Students read a self-selected text and apply learned strategies and skills using a reading response journal.
Students build writing skills, grammar, usage, and writing fluency through authentic and repeated use of the writing process.
In the balanced literacy classroom, K-5 teachers use anchor lessons, mental models, and strategy posters to provide focused instruction in the area of reading comprehension strategies. These strategies include schema, visualizing, asking questions, inferring, determining importance, and synthesis.
Instruction is provided for students in the area of phonics and word study using whole group and small group instruction, which carries over to independent practice activities.
Primary Literacy I is designed to study a balanced reading program emphasizing the components of Balanced Literacy.
Intermediate Literacy I is designed for teachers to study a balanced reading program teaching comprehension to encourage understanding in grades 3-5.
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4544 Interstate 10 East | Baytown, Texas 77521 | 281.420.4800
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