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Secondary Reading Initiative HISD Principals’ Meeting Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment November 6, 2013 HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT Tamica.

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1 Secondary Reading Initiative HISD Principals’ Meeting Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment November 6, 2013 HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT Tamica Lewis- RtI Specialist Debbie Howard- Secondary ELA Curriculum Specialist

2 Today’s Objectives: To deepen understanding of the purpose and structure of the curriculum and lesson cycle used in the Secondary Reading Initiative (SRI) To demonstrate a Guided Practice activity

3 What do you know about the Secondary Reading Initiative (SRI)? Who is served by SRI? What instructional strategies should you see in SRI classes? What are the benefits of SRI?

4 What do you know about SRI?  Who is served by SRI? 6 th, 7 th and 9 th grade students who scored below the 40 th percentile on the Stanford test and failed the STAAR Reading Assessment, receive separate intervention classes. 10 th grade students are supported in content area classrooms using targeted vocabulary strategies and/or Achieve 3000.

5 What do you know about SRI?  What instructional strategies should you see in SRI classes? Decoding strategies Vocabulary instruction Syllable patterns and division Teacher modeling using Think-Alouds Explicit instruction in reading comprehension strategies Cooperative learning using small-group instruction 5

6 What do you know about SRI?  What are the benefits of SRI? Students receive differentiated instruction that scaffolds the content of grade-level courses. Students receive more time to gain mastery of literacy concepts. 6

7 Top Five Facts About SRI 5. SRI classes are in addition to core ELA. 4. SRI serves Tier II and Tier III students. 3. SRI curriculum includes foundational skills, such as decoding and fluency, which are not typically taught in core ELA. 2. Grade 9 SRI students are assessed three times per year on Istation. They also take progress monitoring assessments once per month. 1. The goal of SRI is to provide intervention to struggling readers to meet on-grade-level expectations.

8 SRI In Action: Barbara Jordan High School Mr. John McAlpine, Principal Jennetta Flugence, SRI teacher

9 Components of an SRI Lesson Independent Reading (15 minutes) Engage and Connect (3-10 minutes) Introduce New Learning (5-20 minutes) Guided and Independent Practice (5-20 minutes) Close the Lesson and Assess Mastery (5 minutes)

10 SRI Materials SRI curriculum (posted on eLearn) Developing Metacognitive Skills (Neuhaus) Word Detective (Neuhaus) Adapted Interactive Reader (Holt McDougal) Scholastic Classroom Library Language! and Language Live! (Cambium, optional for Tier III intervention)

11 Model Lesson Guided Practice: Recognizing Figurative Language Objective: Identify the figurative language in Incident in a Rose Garden by Donald Justice

12 Incident in a Rose Garden 12

13 Incident in a Rose Garden The gardener came running An old man, out of breath. Fear had given him legs.

14 Upcoming SRI Training Opportunities “Strategies for Building Academic Vocabulary” CU5561 Thursday, November 21, from 7:30 – 9:30 at the Ryan PD Center Open to School Support Officers, Principals, Assistant Principals, Deans, and Administrative Designees. Register on e-TRAIN!

15 Questions & Comments Contact Information Dr. Carol Bedard, Dr. Jennifer D. Montgomery, Ms. Tamica Lewis, Updates and information available on the RtI blog: hisdrti.comhisdrti.com

16 Exit Ticket Using Today’s Meet, post responses to the following questions:Today’s Meet https://todaysmeet.com/SRIHigh As a result of this session… what did you learn? what action will you take? what questions do you still have?


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