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1 SECONDARY READING COACHES MEETING FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, Please sign in on the blue sheet. Pick up handouts. Complete Progress Monitoring handout. Enjoy the snacks and each other!

2 WELCOME AND ANNOUNCEMENTS 2 Announcements Celebrate Literacy Week FCAT 2.0 Reading Updates Administration 2 FAIR Celebrate Literacy Week Refreshments

3 CELEBRATE LITERACY WEEK, FLORIDA! 2013 SAVE THE DATE JANUARY 21-25, Last year, Leon County Schools had incredible participation. Please start thinking about what we can do in our district and our schools to bring attention to literacy with our students and families. Check out our SharePoint page for a slide show of pictures from Celebrate Literacy Week 2012.

4 CELEBRATE LITERACY WEEK DATES AND EVENTS 4 Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! 2013 is scheduled for the week of January 14-18, The goal of Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! is to promote literacy throughout the state by raising awareness and to promote the enjoyment of reading. Submit your schools schedule of activities to Kathy by December 10. Schools are encouraged to participate in the PSA contest. The theme is Take the Lead and Read. The deadline for the submissions is November 30 th. Last year, Florida schools exceeded their goal of 20 million minutes, by reading more than 23 million minutes in one single day. This years goal has been set at MILLION MINUTES!! On Monday, January 14, 2013, we are asking that students in our schools read for an additional 20 minutes during the day (beyond regular school work) in celebration of literacy.

5 OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS 5 Adoption for secondary reading materials will occur next school year. Florida Literacy Coaches Association Symposium – May 20, 2013 (website: org). org

6 SECONDARY READING COUNCIL 6 SRC is a special interest council of the Florida Reading Association, an affiliate of the International Reading Association. This professional organization supports activities related to secondary reading such as: improving the quality of reading instruction. collaborating with secondary-level educators, organizations, and institutions. sponsoring conferences The annual SRC Conference will occur May 10-11, 2013, at a location on Floridas west coast. You can visit the SRC Website at

7 Florida Department of Education Updates The following FCAT 2.0 Reading assessments will be computer based: Grade 6 FCAT 2.0 Reading Grade 7 FCAT 2.0 Reading Grade 9 FCAT 2.0 Reading Grade 10 FCAT 2.0 Reading FCAT 2.0 Reading Retake

8 READING COACHES LOGS All reading coaches are required to complete the reading coachs log in PMRN.

9 FCAT 2.0 Reading Updates from Just Read Florida In December 2011, the Level 3 passing score for FCAT 2.0 Reading was determined as 245. Concordant scores that are comparable for the alternative assessments – SAT and ACT – will be determined through a concordant study that links student data from the FCAT 2.0 Reading administration to those students taking the SAT/ACT during the and school years. However, the concordant study requires a sufficient number of student data from both the FCAT 2.0 and the alternative assessments. This is why concordant scores will not be available until Fall 2013.

10 FCAT 2.0 Reading Updates from Just Read Florida While the concordant study is underway, the following applies to the current cohort of 11 th grade students who have not yet met the graduation requirement score of Level 3 (245) on FCAT 2.0: They must participate in the Fall/Spring FCAT 2.0 Reading Retakes. They may also take the SAT or ACT in order to earn a score in advance in an effort to attain the highest score possible prior to the release of the concordant score. As stated in State Board Rule 6A (Student Reading Intervention Requirements), those who earn a Level 2 may receive reading intervention services through enrollment in Intensive Reading, content area courses taught by a teacher who has completed CAR-PD or NGCAR-PD. from Just Read Florida

11 FCAT 2.0 Reading Updates from Just Read Florida The PERT assessment is also being considered for use as part of the concordant study to determine a potential concordant score for PERT for graduation requirement purposes. from Just Read Florida

12 Florida Department of Education Updates

13 WHY READING TEACHERS NEED TO BE DIGITAL READERS 13 Carlos Fernandez Instructional Technology Leon County Schools

14 HIGHLIGHTS FROM NAEP STUDY ON COMPUTER BASED TESTING FOR WRITING 14 Data were collected on how often they [students] engaged in 23 actions related to editing, formatting, viewing, and reviewing text. While exploratory in nature, the collection of data on the frequency with which students used various word-processing tools during the assessment offers new insight into how students interact with technology during a timed assessment, and the possible relationship between that interaction and performance.

15 HIGHLIGHTS FROM NAEP STUDY ON COMPUTER BASED TESTING 15 Twenty-four percent of students at both grades 8 and 12 performed at the Proficient level in writing in The Students whose teachers more frequently asked them to use the computer to draft and revise their writing scored higher than those whose teachers did so less frequently (figure 13). Students whose teachers never asked them to draft and revise their writing on a computer scored the lowest. At both grades 8 and 12, students who used the thesaurus tool more frequently scored higher on average than students who engaged in this action less frequently.

16 HIGHLIGHTS FROM NAEP STUDY ON COMPUTER BASED TESTING 16 Female students scored consistently higher than male students. Students whose teachers more frequently asked them to use the computer to draft and revise their writing scored higher than those whose teachers did so less frequently. Students whose teachers never asked them to draft and revise their writing on a computer scored the lowest.

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20 HOW CAN WE HELP OUR STUDENTS BECOME MORE PROFICIENT READERS OF ELECTRONIC TEXTS? 20 Discuss at your table.

21 THE READING WRITING CONNECTION RACQUEL HARRELL TITLE I ACADEMIC COORDINATOR 21

22 22 Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5 Writing Prompt Focus Think about a professional athlete or celebrity you have read or heard about in the news. Doe his/her behavior make him/her a good role model? Write to explain your opinion about the professional athlete or celebrity as a role model. Think about the effect watching TV has on your grades and your friends grades. Writes to convince your principal whether watching TV causes students grades to drop. Think about why you think it is important to be a good reader. Write to explain why you think it is important to be a good reader. Think about the effects having homework on the weekend. Write to convince teachers whether students should have homework on the weekend. Think about living without Science and Technology. Write to explain a scientific development that you feel you could not live without. Prentice Hall Literature Book Connection The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost p. 347 The Trouble with Television by Robert Macneil p. 558 Brown vs. Board of Education by Walter Dean Myers p. 605 Emancipation by Russell p. 600 Supplement-Non Fiction Article Who can replace a man? by Brain Aldiss Achieve3000 Article Connection The Brightest Star Higher Screen Times, Lower Grades An American Hero Too much Homework? NO way! Science and Technology Vocabulary Diverged (in addition to teacher selected vocabulary) Constructive Diverts Passively (in addition to teacher selected vocabulary) Predominantly Deliberating Oppressed (in addition to teacher selected vocabulary) Renounced Insolently (in addition to teacher selected vocabulary) Distinction Respectively Deficiency (in addition to teacher selected vocabulary ) Bell Work Focus Area Vocabulary Vocabulary Vocabulary Homework Reinforcement of previously taught skills

23 PROGRESS MONITORING RACQUEL HARRELL CARA ZATORIS 23

24 PROGRESS MONITORING IF USING FAIR FAIR Assessment Dates: Assessment 1 August 21-October 15 Assessment 2 November 26-January 29 Assessment 3 March 4- March 15 FAIR Toolkit Resource FAIR Training Date TBA Exploring PMNR Resources Users Guide Instructional Materials for Teachers FAIR Online Resources https://pmrn.fcrr.org/PMRNWeb/PMRN/(S(z2vxia5xwb2aebxww3 4c0ts5))/Signin.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fPMRNWeb%2fPMRN%2f 24

25 FAIR Updates from Just Read Florida Lexiles – There are a few reasons why Lexiles are not provided in this years FAIR reports: Changes in FAIR to align with FCAT 2.0 and recent revisions to the scales provided in the Appendix of the Common Core would necessitate an additional linking study to accurately define Lexiles provided through FAIR. Our contract with MetaMetrics ended, and Lexiles are provided by MetaMetrics. We plan to provide a quantitative readability formula in future iterations of FAIR. There are several readability formulae available for districts and schools.

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29 New column in Student Score Detail Report: Grade Questions Benchmarked refers to the grade level of the questions presented to students within each passage. For example, each student will begin with a grade level passage, so the first score for each student in all assessment windows should be the grade level of the student. If the student receives additional passages, then the grade level of the questions associated with each of the passages will be represented by this score. Since FAIR is adaptive, the grade level may fluctuate depending on student performance.

30 WHAT SCORE REPORTS DO YOU FIND MOST HELPFUL? HOW DO YOU USE THE REPORTS TO INFORM INSTRUCTION? 30 Discuss at your table.

31 ALTERNATIVE PROGRESS MONITORING As with FAIR, progress monitoring must be done three times a year: baseline, mid-year, and end-of- year. Reading coaches meetings will be used to review student reports generated from Achieve. For SM5, run the cumulative performance report. Best practices that address specific needs of students will be discussed. 31

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37 ACHIEVE3000 UPDATES 11/19, 9:30 A.M. – Administrator Training Webinar Should take no longer than 1 hour Audio portion can be accessed using a mic & speakers or via phone by dialing a toll-free number me (Cara) if you would like to be included 37

38 ACHIEVE3000 UPDATES Achieve3000 Tutorials – TRAINING AND SUPPORT>Visit the Learning Center>My Learning Path Online tutorials are highly recommended for teachers who have not had training this year or teachers who you identify as in need The tutorials should take about 2.5 hours and award certificates All 3 certificates can be sent in to Daisy Armistead for 3 points Work Smarter! DQ 1.2 – Tracking Student Progress 38

39 ACHIEVE3000 DATA REVIEW WEEK 12/3 – Any student at BR will be administered mid-year Level Set Can be used for AP2; reporting procedure TBA A3000 trainer will be at site all day Teachers will receive training during planning period Trainer will also provide admin training & modeling if there is time 1/11 – Trainer will be at coaches meeting for additional data review Mon 12/10Tues 12/11Wed 12/12Thur 12/13Fri 12/14 RaaCobbMontford Swift CreekLincoln Fairview Ft. Braden 39

40 ACHIEVE3000 WRITING CENTER & MORE WEEK Mon 1/28Tues 1/29Wed 1/30Thur 1/31Fri 2/1 RaaCobbFt. BradenMontford Swift CreekLincoln Fairview 40

41 REFLECTIONS Look at your data and reflect upon the following: What victory (no matter how small) can you celebrate? What area needs your targeted focus? What is your goal for November? How can I help you? 41

42 READING COACH SHOWCASE CONTENT LITERACY LESSONS 42 Rebecca Kirchharr Leon High School Lamonica Butler Nims Middle School Sherry Whiddon Deerlake Middle School Adrianne Taylor Griffin Middle School

43 LUNCH 11:30 TO 1:00 43

44 COMMON CORE CORNER: TEXT DEPENDENT QUESTIONS STUART GREENBERG DIRECTOR OF SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY 44

45 ENGAGING STUDENTS WITH TEXT DEPENDENT QUESTIONS 45 All articles were found by logging on to ProQuest, navigating to ELibrary, and searching for the publications. Choices Concussion Crisis 10/1/ L NY Times Upfront The Manhattan Project 10/8/ L Scope Does Fame Drive You Nuts? 10/22/ L Science World Dying to Look Good? 10/8/ L


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