Schoolwide Model: Knowledge Base

Pretest: What do you know about reading?
Answers

  1. When we read in English, we read in:
    a. a logographic writing system
    b. an alphabetic writing system
    c. a syllabary writing system
    d. a morphophonographic system

  2. When we read in Spanish, we read in:
    a. a logographic writing system
    b. an alphabetic writing system
    c. a syllabary writing system
    d. a morphophonographic system

  3. A phoneme refers to
    a. a single letter
    b. a single speech sound
    c. a single unit of meaning
    d. a grapheme

  4. Which of the following essential elements of reading instruction has been historically "absent" from core reading programs?
    a. phonemic awareness
    b. phonics
    c. fluency
    d. vocabulary
    e. comprehension

  5. The probability of being a good reader at the end of grade 4 if you are a good reader at the end of grade 1 is 0.87 (insert probability between 0 and 1).

  6. TRUE or FALSE: The awareness and manipulation of sounds is a stronger predictor of early reading achievement than intelligence.

  7. Identify and classify using the following categories two specific assessments you currently administer:
    CATEGORIES: Screening, Progress Monitoring, Outcome, Diagnostic

    Assessment 1 Category Assessment 2 Category
    e.g. DIBELS Letter Naming Fluency Screening e.g. DIBELS Oral Reading Fluency Progress Monitoring

  8. Third-grade students who read at 110 words per minute are likely to perform well on comprehension questions.

  9. Match the K, 1, 2, and 3 grade level accomplishments with the Essential Elements:
    Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, Comprehension

    Grade Grade Level Accomplishment Essential Element
    Kindergarten Given spoken segments can merge them into a meaningful target word. Phonemic Awareness
    First Grade Has a reading vocabulary of 300-500 words, sight words, and easily sounded out words. Phonics
    Second Grade Identifies and discusses similarities in characters and events across stories. Comprehension
    Third Grade Reads aloud with fluency and comprehension any text that is appropriately designed for grade level. Fluency

  10. A child is likely to learn approximately 3,000 new vocabulary words when reading between 500,000 to 1,000,000 words of running text.

  11. Say the phonemes in the word enough backwards and write the resulting word that you produced: funny.

  12. TRUE or FALSE: Seventy to 80 percent of American children learn how to transform printed symbols into a phonetic code without much difficulty.
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