COMPREHENSION CLASS SCHEDULE
MINUTES PER DAY
Individual Vocabulary Log
Students log vocabulary in their personal dictionaries, adding sample sentences and pictures.
Direct Vocabulary Instruction
First Day of Unit: Direct Instruction of 2 to 3 tier-two words chosen to represent theme of the new reading.
4-6 days per unit: Direct instruction in morphology. Students learn a select Latin or Greek root, and apply it to multiple new words.
2-4 days per unit: Game-based vocabulary review activities of theme words and generative morphology
Eyes on Text
Teacher in each group sets the purpose for reading (roles for RT, focus of visualization) then students use a variety of strategies to read select grade level text.
This is where the students read the text that they are going to explore during the RT and technology activities. You may have them read directly from the story, or you may use one of the alternative reading activities (link to the right).
End of Unit Activities
Weeks between Assessments and Presentations of Technology
Assessments and Student Conferences
Presentations of Technology Work
One-on-one Reflective Learning Conferences
Students do presentations of their work products from the previous four class sessions. Extra points for using vocabulary words in their spoken presentation.