This product is part of my Test Prep and Interactive PowerPoints Bundle: Fairy Tale Edition
I have created a literacy system that is modeled after award-winning software (but without the astronomical price!). My fluency and comprehension system, which is aligned with the Common Core and the Indiana Academic Standards, uses the technology in PowerPoint and does the following:
• runs independently of the internet, so there are no issues with the internet crashing or the system working slowly because of the number of people using the program.
•employs features similar to those found in award-winning software.
•provides supports that teach students how to look back into the text in order to respond to text-based questions.
•employs the science behind brain research to help students improve upon their reading fluency and comprehension.
•measures student knowledge with multiple choice questions written in the same manner as the questions found on the new generation of assessments (NOW WITH MULTIPLE QUESTION TYPES!)
•is differentiated so that students can select their “just-right” level in order to maximize their learning.
•reviews a multitude of standards that will help students retain what you previously taught them.
•provides students with IMMEDIATE FEEDBACK of their answers and an EXPLANATION of incorrect answers (on the multiple-choice items).
•affords students the opportunity to review two exemplar responses.
Fluency Practice: Students must read a story before the words disappear off of the screen. Students have the option of selecting the red speed (slow), yellow speed (medium) or green speed (fast). Students may then read the passage again (repeated reading!) or move on to the comprehension assessment. Optional: Students can listen to the selection before the fluency work begins.
Comprehension Assessment-Students respond to 14 multiple choice questions modeled after the questions on the new generation of College and Career Ready Assessments. Built-in supports provide the students with hints so that they understand the question being asked and teaches them which part of the passage to reread in order to arrive at the correct answer.
Constructed Response Item-In keeping with the new generation of assessments, the constructed response item is related to the passage and requires students to synthesize and connect ideas.
The teacher pack contains the following:
-the specific standards addressed (both Common Core and Indiana Academic Standards)
-ideas for suggested use
-a Student Response Card to record answers
-a physical copy of the story, multiple choice questions, and constructed response item
-Quick Comments Card to use when evaluating the constructed response item to let students know what they did correctly and the areas in which they need to improve
-answer key to the multiple choice questions
-two exemplar responses
Installment four uses the story of Snow-White. I used this fairy tale for the following reasons:
1. Students must be familiar with fairy tales so that they understand allusions to fairy tales in other literary works.
2. The lexile of the story is 1000, which is a 7th grade level. The reading passage is complex enough to challenge students. However, most students are familiar with the story of Snow-White, so they will be able to comprehend the harder text.
3. A fun, familiar story with challenging questions will allow the students to focus on what the questions are truly asking. This way, when they read more complex text with the same types of questions, they’ll better understand the questions
Please be sure to download the preview and run the PowerPoint so that you can fully see how this software will help your students.
Thank you for your interest in my Interactive Literacy System. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
The individual components are available separately as well. Save money when you purchase this bundle.
Interactive PowerPoint Installment #4:Snow White
Teacher Pack Installment #4: Snow White
For the Love of the Children
Here are the links to additional installments of the system:
Interactive Literacy System Installment #1: Hansel and Gretel
Interactive Literacy System Installment #2: Cinderella
Interactive Literacy System Installment #3: Rapunzel
Interactive Literacy System
by Jacqueline Miller
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License
Key Words: Fluency; Comprehension; Test-prep; Lesson plans; Software; interactive; independent; Literacy