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1 Wendy Tyler Sally McIntosh
Mississippi High School GED Option GED CLASSROOM TIPS Wendy Tyler Sally McIntosh

2 Using TABE results to assign mastery levels
MS HIGH SCHOOL GED OPTION Using TABE results to assign mastery levels Use TABE Objective Mastery sheets to determine the skill remediation needs from a TABE test.

3 Reading Skills and the GED Tests
MS HIGH SCHOOL GED OPTION Reading Skills and the GED Tests Reading is the key to passing all 5 GED Tests. Address all four components of reading in GED lessons: Comprehension, Vocabulary, Alphabetics and Fluency. Comprehension: clarifying meaning, asking questions, making connections, rereading or reading more slowly Handout: Critical Thinking Skills on the GD Tests

Ragged Old Flag – Sequence, paragraph main idea, selection main idea, context clues "You see, we got a little hole in that flag there, When Washington took it across the Delaware. I walked through a county courthouse square, On a park bench, an old man was sittin' there. I said, "Your old court house is kinda run down.” "On Flanders Field in World War I, She got a big hole from a Bertha Gun. Handout: Ragged Old Flag And we bring her down slow every night, We don't let her touch the ground, And we fold her up right.

Vocabulary: using academic vocabulary in context sentences, synonyms, antonyms, multiple-meaning words, context clues A heteronym is a word that has a different sound and different meanings, but the same spelling. All of the heteronyms on the list contain more than one syllable. In column 1, write each heteronym with the accent indicating the meaning that you have chosen. In Column 2 write a phrase containing the word you have chosen. Handout: Heteronyms

Alphabetics: phonics, word analysis (syllable division / patterns, prefixes, suffixes, base words, roots) Prefixes never change spelling- they are just added to whole words (un + happy= unhappy Single consonants that usually stand for specific single sounds: b, d, f, g, h, j, k, l, m, n, p, r, s, t, v, w, y, z Other rules you’ve heard: “When two vowels go walking, the first does the talking.”

Fluency: echo reading, repeated reading, marking phrase boundaries, recorded readings As you listen to “Ocean Born Mary,” predict why residents of Henniker differ on the value of Mary’s house. In the town of Henniker, New Hampshire, stands a grand old house with a fascinating legend attached to it- a legend that some people would like to erase and others insist on preserving. For generations, stories have circulated of eerie happenings in and around the house. Handout: Ocean Born Mary

8 Subject: Can you read this?
MS HIGH SCHOOL GED OPTION FW: can oyu reda thsi Subject: Can you read this? Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer are at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by it slef but the wrod as a wlohe. Speed and accuracy are key elements in any testing situation. You are able to read the above selection and garner its meaning, although there are jumbled words. Use the same skill to understand paragraphs within a reading selection.

Try these on for size: Small group work: distribute copies of the Bill of Rights and newspapers, asking learners to find articles that address the rights established under the Constitution- discuss articles and how the Constitution applies in these situations Use the “Bingo” method to practice locating information on a table (columns- BINGO, rows-1,2,etc) Large group work: provide several different advertisements for the same type of product. Ask learners to develop their own set of criteria for evaluating the advertisements. Record the criteria on the board then compare the claims in each advertisement against the set of criteria they developed. This demonstrates evaluating information Read aloud with learners following from a printed text selection (demonstrates phrasing) Use “round robin” reading allowing learners the choice of just listening or reading. Play recorded texts using cd, tape or mp3 formats, again with the printed text selection. Set the stage with a skill to practice while listening to the reading. Handout: 4 components of Reading

10 Math Skills for the GED Tests
MS HIGH SCHOOL GED OPTION Math Skills for the GED Tests Computation is a tool for problem solving, not an end in itself. Connect other subjects and the real world through math. Handout: Computation is a Tool

11 Mental Math- no paper, pencil or calculator activities
MS HIGH SCHOOL GED OPTION Mental Math- no paper, pencil or calculator activities Puzzles, matching games: I have, who has (small slips of paper with a math problem, additional slips with the answers distributed to students- one states “I have ****, who has the answer?” Number search Guess my rule Making change at the store Mental shopping list total Food labels: “How many calories if you have 2 servings?” Handout: Mental Math

12 Writing for the Essay Test
MS HIGH SCHOOL GED OPTION Writing for the Essay Test Brainstorming techniques Organizational types (based on subject matter and audience) Detail, details, details Proofreading (editing for publication) Handout: Writing an Essay on a Given Topic

ROADMAP TO GED 2014 Q.1 Order and compute with rational numbers; simplify numerical expressions CCSS NUMBER 4.NF.2 Number and Operations—Fractions 4.NF Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering. 2. Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1/2. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model Handout: Contemporary_Roadmap_GED_080312

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