Presentation on theme: "The Idaho State Department of Education Presents: “ELLA” Early Learning Literacy Activities This program is designed to support the most important early."— Presentation transcript:
The Idaho State Department of Education Presents: “ELLA” Early Learning Literacy Activities This program is designed to support the most important early reading skills all children need to know by involving parents, teachers, and children in hands- on lessons parents will learn how to provide for their children at-home.
Welcome! Thank You for Supporting Your Child’s Reading Success in School
For your own personal knowledge to provide you a foundation to build your understanding of the reading process To make it clear why your support can make such a difference in your child’s ability to read Knowledge of the Importance of the Reading Process
Reading ability is essential for future success Too many students nationally are not proficient in reading (NAEP) Good News: This problem is preventable! -early prevention (Pre-k, K, and 1 st ) -using research-based instruction Reading Instruction is a National Priority
We are biologically “wired” to learn to talk Reading and writing has to be learned 25% of the U.S. population hasn’t learned to read fluently Speech comes between 12-24 months; reading begins around 5/6 years and takes several years Learning to Read is Not Like Learning to Talk
Phonemic Awareness- relationships between our speech sound being related to letters in the alphabet Phonics- decoding, spelling, word recognition Vocabulary- word meanings Comprehension-understanding the text Fluency-automatic with skills, easily decodes, and can mean reading rate (Reads as if talking to a friend.) All skills are important as they wind together! Big Five of Reading Instruction
Classroom performance Teacher observation Classroom assessments Curriculum assessments and screeners Diagnostic evaluations Student created work Universal screener- Idaho Reading Indicator Ways to Monitor Student Reading Skills
The Idaho Reading Indicator is a result of Idaho Code 33-1614 (enacted Spring, 1999) which states that “In continuing recognition of the critical importance of reading skills…all public school student skills will be assessed…by a single statewide test…” Idaho Reading Indicator (IRI)
“To have a K-3 assessment that will provide the necessary interventions to sustain or improve the students’ reading skills.” Purpose of the IRI
The IRI is a 10 minute or less indicator assessed by trained test administrators An indicator or screener that will identify students that may be at risk for reading failure SKILLS - Kindergarten: 1 st, 2 nd, and 3 rd Grades: Reading readinessFluency Phonological AwarenessAccuracy of the student’s reading What type of test is the IRI and what skills are assessed?
Kindergarten: Fall Letter Naming Fluency Letter Sound Fluency Winter Letter Naming Fluency Letter Sound Fluency Spring Letter Naming Fluency Letter Sound Fluency Subtests of the IRI
1 st Grade: Fall Letter Sound Fluency Reading Curriculum Based Measure Winter Letter Sound Fluency Reading Curriculum Based Measure Spring Letter Sound Fluency Reading Curriculum Based Measure Subtests continued…
2 nd Grade and 3 rd Grade: Fall Reading Curriculum Based Measure Winter Reading Curriculum Based Measure Spring Reading Curriculum Based Measure Subtests continued…
Scores are reported (by school or district) to AIMSweb which is then exported and sent to the State Department of Education Scores are available for schools, teachers, and parents on AIMSWeb Once the export is complete the data is posted on the Idaho State Department of Education’s website Children not performing at grade level will take part in possible diagnostic tests to determine next steps and interventions Instruction in specific skills may be necessary Monitoring of student progress takes place What happens with the scores?
Parents can be partners with their child’s school in working on important reading skills This Reading Event will provide parents with hands-on activities to use at home to strengthen student reading skills Kindergarten is a perfect time to start or continue to learn important reading activities to do with your child Parental Involvement
Information in this document was from the following text: Module 1 The Challenge of Learning to Read Series: Language Essential for Teachers of Reading Spelling, Louisa C. Moats, Ed D. Written by Jenny Fisk, Reading Coordinator Best wishes on a successful school year!