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The Unit Organizer tied the foundational knowledge about learning to read to the assessment tools that the district is using.

  • April 17, 2019 at 11:29 AM
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The Unit Organizer introduction provided a nice way to bridge the information from multiple training opportunities I have had with this group of special education teachers.  Previously teachers had been trained in LETRS on how the brain learns to read, phonology and phonics. The DIBELS measures assess these components and the complete organizer gave an at a glance of the big buckets of skills that we need to assess and respond to.  The organizer gave them big ideas to discuss as we made our way through modeling and practicing scoring the measures.  It helped us to not get lost in the details of the scoring rules etc. and keep our eye on the purpose of the assessment. 

They did have trouble generating the self-test questions about the organizer.  I think this was because they weren't planning to necessarily revisit the content, nor were they expected to take a test. For students, I think this would be easier if a unit test was upcoming.