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PD Fall 2013
Part 2 - The Daily 5
by Gail Boushey & Joan Moser
The Daily 5
by Gail Boushey & Joan Moser
PD Fall 2012
Number Talks Book Study
iStation Training Notes
Assessments are done at the first of every Month.
On Demand Assessments:
On-demand assessments are available (high grade level students can test down...low grade level students can test up if more advanced).
For Tier 3 students, you may want to test students more frequently...every 2 weeks using on-demand assessments
Determine Grade Level:
To determine grade level of student, if Tier 3, look at Tier 1 of previous grade level and locate first appearance of score. Do the reverse for advanced students.
In the reading assessment, students will not be able to refer back to the passage. This is a test of working memory. In the curriculum, the skill of referring back to the passage is taught.
Vocabulary is tested in four ways: contextually/definition/synonym/pictoral
Not just rate and speed.
Tests comprehension as well as speed.
Science Curriculum isn't available until student reaches 3rd grade level.
Self-selection of text is available at cycle 13 (~4th grade level).
Writing Responses: Timed writing prompts based on passage of choice. ("Inking their thinking")
Teacher Resources Component:
Any of the books that the kids are reading, you have access to on the Teacher Resource Page to print. (Color & Foldable)
ISIP Early Reading Assessments:
shows # & % of your classroom and their classification in the 3 Tiers.
select month to view
Tier 3 listed first, because they need the most help
Click on Blue + Sign beside child's name to see more detailed information about child's assessment
Skill Growth by Tier Level:
shows skill growth throughout year by Tier
Most Crucial Report for teachers
Identifies those students who will benefit from further intervention
Breakdown by Currciulum (Vocabulary/Reading Comprehension...)
Gives tier level and recommended teacher lesson
Tier 3 students
start with Lesson 4 and move backwards
Once intervention has been delivered, check box and program will document (time & date stamp) that there has been an interention
. This goes into the report that will go to the state showing interventions.
Student Summary Handouts:
Provides handout - 1 page report - grade level, cycle, hours of usage, lexile range, ability index score, grade level equivalency, overall Tier Level, text fluency level (
watch out for Tier 3 Overall Reader with Text Fluency on a Tier 1...this is a Red Flag for Dislexia!)
, always choose Print Icon from within Page, not from the toolbar at the top.
Click on Graph to pull up more information...shows when intervention was delivered
Lists classroom by Tier Level
Tier 3 students should be on for a minimum of 90 min./wk
Click + sign
Session History Table...red dot indicates idle time...click on + to see exactly where in the program student was idle. (
Student must click PAUSE button before leaving for a break
Yellow Dot indicates Excessive Logouts
Reading Level Correlation Table
- shows where ability scores compare to Grade Level, Lexile Levels
Instructional Tier Goals
- shows Grade Equivalency for specific subtest
- shows percentilers by class/month
Usage Criteria - recomendations for usage
Teacher Resources Tab:
Provides additional classroom resources
Grade Level Scope and Sequence
Teacher Led Interventions
Skills Based Interventions
- provide more resources for classroom (Ex. 3rd Grade - Main Idea)/Writing Lessons/Graphic Organizers (KWL, Concept Def. Map, Vocabulary Think Through)
Imagination Station Books
- titles of books, type of text, lexile, grade level, skill being introduced.
- letter stories
Word Masters Card Game
Classroom Decorations and Handouts
Certificates - appreciation, completion
- English or Spanish, check areas being addressed with student
Create an On-Demand Assessment:
Go to: Left Column on Main window:
Click on Students
Click On-Demand Assessment
Displays Class List
Green Boxes are the most appropriate grade level assessments at that students grade level
Check box of desired assessment and click submit
To test Advanced Reading:
Students must show ability score of end of 3rd year ability
Go to top of screen and click "Schedule On Demand Assessment..." in Box labeled "Grade Appropriate or On-Demand Assessment"
Computer Activity Format
Teach Guided Practice
Independent Practice in Isolation
Independent Practice in Connected Text
help on how to format text
Turn off "Getting Started"