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Test Prep:Interactive PowerPoint #1- Computer Only: Hansel and Gretel

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This is the same interactive powerpoint that is in my
Test Prep and Interactive PowerPoint Bundle Installment #1: Hansel and Gretel. However, this product doesn't contain the teacher pack. Save $$$ when you purchase the bundle.

I 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.

•has a no-hassle terms of use policy, which means there aren’t any licensing or renewal concerns

•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

•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).

Here's what's included in the system:

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 know which part of the passage to reread in order to arrive at the correct answer.

This first installment uses the story of Hansel and Gretel. This familiar fairy tale was used 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 Flesch-Kincaid reading level is 5.3. This makes it just the right level to help students with their fluency, as reading passages used in fluency work shouldn't be too complicated. They will also be able to really understand the questions that are being asked.
(Lexile 900, Fountas and Pinnell: S-V; Reading Recovery: 40; DRA: 40: PM Readers: 28 Sap're -30 Sap're; Reading A-Z level: X-Z)

The companion Teacher Pack can be purchased here: ELA Test Prep Installment #1 Paper/Pencil Only: Hansel and Gretel.

~Jacqueline Miller
For the Love of the Children

Links to the computer portion of other installments of my Interactive Literacy System:
Test Prep: Interactive PowerPoint Installment #2: Computer Portion Only:Cinderella

Test Prep: Interactive PowerPoint Installment #3: Computer Only:Rapunzel

Test Prep: Interactive PowerPoint Installment #4 Computer Only:Snow White

Credits: Tweens Holding Signs by KB Konnected
Digital Paper in thumbnails by Emily Wean

Interactive Literacy System by Jacqueline Miller is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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