READ 180 is a year-long course presented in a daily 90-minute instructional model. The research-based practices of whole group instruction, computer assisted support using READ 180 instructional software, small group instruction, and modeled and independent reading have a proven track record of improving students' literacy skills.
Scholastic's READ 180 Enterprise Edition is a unique opportunity for students to develop strong literacy skills yet remain on track for higher levels of learning. READ 180 is an intensive reading intervention program designed to meet the needs of students whose achievement is below proficient level. The program directly addresses individual needs through adaptive and instructional software, high interest literature, and direct instruction in reading skills. A writing component helps students integrate reading and writing skills at the high school level. READ 180 emphasizes these skills: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Spelling.
Week 10/23 - 10/26
- Main Idea and Details
- Expository Paragraph
- Grammar (subject/predicate)
- Mechanics (statement/question)
- Careers (Life Skills Counselor)
- Real-World Skills (calculating a budget)
Whole group - introduce workshop 1 (nonfiction)
Reading - Begin Monsters (reading log, graphic organizer, and Quick Writes)
Small Group - Rbook pgs. 8-15
Record grades on Thursday: Rbook = 100 pts; DASH = 100 pts; Reading Logs, Graphic Organizers, and Quick Writes = 100 pts. (computers record grades automatically)
Week 10/8 - 10/9
Author's purpose vocabulary
Read "Blowup: What Went Wrong at Storm King Mountain"
Correct assessment by finding answer in article and writing the sentence that proves you found the correct answer
Read "The Making of a Smokejumper"
Read "Staying Safe in a Fire Shelter"
Prepare interview questions to ask a smokejumper
Use a given graphic organizer based on a given prompt
Given two choices, choose one to critique
Week of 10/1 - 10/5
- Analyze theme and symbol in a work of fiction
- Use active reading strategies to comprehend text
- Analyze a feature article
Finsh Unit 3/Assessment.
Narrative Nonfiction vocabulary; as well as identifying author's purpose, examining the narrative devices, and evaluating accuracy.
Indentify theme and symbol.
Read "Two Friends"/Assessment
What's the Connection (introducing the related article to "Two Friends").
Read "Swimming Pool a Rare Oasis for Baghdad's Diverse Elite"/Assessment
Week of 9/24 - 9/28
- Identify narrative devices in fiction
- Use reading strategies to comprehend text
- Identify cause-and-effect relationships
Week of 9/17 - 9/21
Finish up last weeks lessons: Read "Are You a Gossip?"; Assessment.
Does knowledge come at a price? p. 73
Define narrative devices (narrator, point of view - 1st/2nd)
Read "By the Waters of Babylon" p. 75-77
Narrative non-fiction vocabulary
Finish reading p. 77-85
What's the Connection p. 88
Timeline p. 94-95
Read related story "An Earth Without People" p. 89-93
Writing - Graphic Organizers p. 87 & 97
- Define traits and characterization
- Discuss methods of characterization
- "What's the Connection to Apollo 13"
- Read the 2 excerpts following this article (answering comprehension questions along the way)
- Assessment over the excerpts
- Begin Unit 2: The Possibility of Evil (pgs. 53-62) - answering comprehension questions along the way
- Read the excerpt following this article (answering comprehension questions along the way)
- Writing Assignment