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1 Passport to Reading School Wide Differentiated Reading Instruction Oak Park District 97 Dr. Albert Roberts, Superintendent Longfellow School Angela Dolezal, Principal Presenter: Terese Parr, Reading Specialist School Wide Differentiated Reading Instruction Oak Park District 97 Dr. Albert Roberts, Superintendent Longfellow School Angela Dolezal, Principal Presenter: Terese Parr, Reading Specialist

2 Passport to Reading / What is it? / How does it benefit students ? / What is it? / How does it benefit students ?

3 Passport to Reading / Passport to Reading is the name of our school-wide, differentiated reading program. / This program features 30-minute time blocks for each grade level (grades K-5) four days a week. During Passport students travel to various classrooms to learn specific reading skills. / Passport to Reading is the name of our school-wide, differentiated reading program. / This program features 30-minute time blocks for each grade level (grades K-5) four days a week. During Passport students travel to various classrooms to learn specific reading skills.

4 Passport to Reading / These skill groups span the spectrum from intervention to enrichment. Intervention Enrichment / These skill groups span the spectrum from intervention to enrichment. Intervention Enrichment

5 Passport to Reading / All students in grades K-5 are screened with DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills, University of Oregon) to assess reading progress at least 3 times per academic year. / There are specific academic targets or benchmarks for rate and accuracy at each grade level. / Kindergarten & first grade students are also assessed on phonological awareness skills. / All students in grades K-5 are screened with DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills, University of Oregon) to assess reading progress at least 3 times per academic year. / There are specific academic targets or benchmarks for rate and accuracy at each grade level. / Kindergarten & first grade students are also assessed on phonological awareness skills.

6 Passport to Reading / All students in grades K-2 and those students in grades 3-5 who don’t meet the benchmarks are further tested using: / Phonological Awareness Screener for Intervention (PASI) and/or / Phonics Screener for Intervention (PSI). / All students in grades K-2 and those students in grades 3-5 who don’t meet the benchmarks are further tested using: / Phonological Awareness Screener for Intervention (PASI) and/or / Phonics Screener for Intervention (PSI).

7 Passport to Reading / Based on the results of these screenings and teacher input children are placed in skill-development groups to meet their needs. / Some are instructed in phonological awareness, some in phonics, some reading fluency and others in vocabulary and comprehension skills. / Based on the results of these screenings and teacher input children are placed in skill-development groups to meet their needs. / Some are instructed in phonological awareness, some in phonics, some reading fluency and others in vocabulary and comprehension skills.

8 How Does Passport Work ? / Each student has 30-minutes of skill- focused instruction. Most grade levels have Passport four times per week. / These Passport groups for each grade level are built into the school schedule much like art, music, gym, etc. / Each student has 30-minutes of skill- focused instruction. Most grade levels have Passport four times per week. / These Passport groups for each grade level are built into the school schedule much like art, music, gym, etc.

9 How Does Passport Work? continued / In grades K-5 students travel to other classrooms to receive needed instruction. / For example, all 2nd-grade students go to one of seven classrooms during Passport time (9:10-9:40) four days a week. / The students are divided into 7 different skill groups. / The beginning-level skill groups are typically smaller than the more advanced groups. / In grades K-5 students travel to other classrooms to receive needed instruction. / For example, all 2nd-grade students go to one of seven classrooms during Passport time (9:10-9:40) four days a week. / The students are divided into 7 different skill groups. / The beginning-level skill groups are typically smaller than the more advanced groups.

10 How Does Passport Work? continued / These groups are taught by homeroom teachers, reading teachers, the teacher of gifted and talented.

11 Passport Instruction in Grades K-5 / Each group’s focus is different and is based on the needs of the students in the group. / For example, one group may work on silent E skills; another on consonant blends and another on comprehension skills. / Each group’s focus is different and is based on the needs of the students in the group. / For example, one group may work on silent E skills; another on consonant blends and another on comprehension skills.

12 Continuums of Skills / Phonological Awareness Continuum / Phonics Continuum / Phonological Awareness Continuum / Phonics Continuum

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15 Progress Monitoring / Schedule: Progress Monitoring is an assessment of specific skills and occurs about every 2-3 weeks. / Flexible Grouping: Groups change about every 3-4 weeks and changes are based on skill development. / Schedule: Progress Monitoring is an assessment of specific skills and occurs about every 2-3 weeks. / Flexible Grouping: Groups change about every 3-4 weeks and changes are based on skill development.

16 How Does Passport Benefit Students? / Specific phonological awareness, phonics, fluency or comprehension needs are being met. / Instruction is focused and in- depth. / Specific phonological awareness, phonics, fluency or comprehension needs are being met. / Instruction is focused and in- depth.

17 How Does Passport Benefit Students? / Groups change regularly to meet students’ needs. / Teachers have accurate and timely data about each student’s reading ability to support instruction. / Groups change regularly to meet students’ needs. / Teachers have accurate and timely data about each student’s reading ability to support instruction.

18 Data Collection / Each student has a folder with his/her data charted. This shows the student’s ongoing progress. / Each grade level has a master chart listing the skills, teachers’ and group members’ names for each new rotation of classes. / Each student has a folder with his/her data charted. This shows the student’s ongoing progress. / Each grade level has a master chart listing the skills, teachers’ and group members’ names for each new rotation of classes.

19 Data Collection / All students are administered the DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) benchmark tests three times a year. / The testing administration is divided between homeroom and reading teachers. / All students are administered the DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills) benchmark tests three times a year. / The testing administration is divided between homeroom and reading teachers.

20 Data Collection continued / DIBELS testing includes: Letter Naming Fluency, Initial Sound Fluency, Phonemic Segmentation, Nonsense Word Fluency (grades K-1), and Oral Reading Fluency (grades 2-5).

21 Contact Information / Angela Dolezal, Principal (708) ; / Terese Parr; Reading Specialist / Angela Dolezal, Principal (708) ; / Terese Parr; Reading Specialist


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