self-reported as being a good reader, reading between 30 minutes to one hour a day. The other student who scored on a 5.8 grade equivalent level on the DRP also highly agreed with the results of the test at 9 out of 10 and reported being a good...
of texts was chosen to enhance the accuracy of determining the students’ reading comprehension levels. A select few were also asked to read a narrative passage to measure reading fluency and words-correct-per-minute to give the researcher a...
instructional to frustrated as the difficulty level increased: no one scored from frustrated to instructional or instructional to independent as they moved from the 6th grade level to the high school level. The passages and related questions...
selection on the high school level, 18% of the participants were independent, 32% were instructional, and 45% were frustrated. Even though the same percentage scored on the instructional level for both types of selections, the results varied in...
There are multiple options in administering the test according to the administrators discretion and student needs. The QRI test does not recommend using all of them at once. These options are important since there are many facets of reading...
The two students in group L that scored below a 9th grade level are both reading books that are also below a 9th grade level (5.3 and 5.5), which shows they are comfortable with reading books that match more closely to their scores from the DRP...
Chapter 2 - Literature Review
Because of the overbearing weight of NCLB, it seems that spelling has been pushed aside
and not valued as much as reading and math. Spelling has also been lost to the use of computers
and spell checkers. Spelling...
administer other portions of the test. The lists measure how well a student can decode and recognize words, another aspect of reading comprehension.
Although the QRI does not have a specific section for measuring prosody, the third factor of...
STUDENT ORIENTATION 17
person take an attendance roll and share that with a student services representative. Though I am no longer employed at SWATC, I am informed that the school is moving to complete online orientation requirements for easier...
In summary, the QRI test covers all of the components of reading comprehension as outlined in the researcher’s definition. The validity of this test is highly confirmed by the researcher’s observations and the participants’ opinions of the...
practice. This method of spelling instruction was used, as previously stated, because spelling
was thought of as disorganized—if students could use the words in their reading and writing,
they would magically pick up on the spelling of the...
Gentry (2004) states that there are five different methods of spelling instruction used in
these basals, the instruction associated with each of the five methods varies greatly. Method one
is what Gentry calls the “one size fits all” spelling...
development of spelling content, and word study can effectively teach spelling in this
manner. But, he warned about the different caveats that happen when teaching with this
method. The first argument is that spelling is in theory “caught”...
4. What are some important points to remember about teaching spelling? The key points
addressed are spelling must be taught, it must be individualized to meet the needs of the
students and it must be taught across the curriculum. Teachers...
many forms of assessments with their program. There are diagnostic tests, formative and
summative tests and measurements to allow for progress monitoring (Gentry, 2012). If mastery
is not met, these tests inform the teacher of where re-teaching...
SUMMARY OF YEAR 1898
Following the last daily entry, Dec. 31, 1898, there are many pages of miscellaneous information. There are two pages of index wherein he lists mostly dates of leaving home, leaving the ranch, returning home, etc. He even...
Chapter 3 - Methodology
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of the use of Words Their Way as a
spelling program with Zaner-Bloser’s spelling basal Spelling Connections, in order to identify
which method of teaching spelling...
With modern medical equipment and techniques, the scientific population is discovering
fascinating information with regard to the bilingual brain. They have found that most often
bilinguals who acquired a second...