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PotPourri Misc. The 5 Essentials etcetera Whats-it?
100
What is kidwatching?
What is an observational assessment of children's performance and responses to instruction throughout the school day? (Yetta Goodman)
100
What is background knowledge?
the collection of ideas and concepts one has for a given topic or situation based on experiences and/or reading
100
What are the words we must know to communicate effectively, including oral or reading vocabulary>
Vocabulary
100
What is the writer's workshop?
An instructional approach that develops students' skills and motivation for writing. Children write on topics of their own choice every day or several times a week with an emphasis on the writing process.
100
What is flexible grouping?
a range of instructional options for instruction including whole class, small group, and independent reading.
200
What is miscue analysis?
a way of closely observing, recording, and analyzing oral reading behaviors to assess how the reader is using specific cuing strategies
200
What is guided reading?
a process where the teacher guides small groups of students in reading short, carefully chosen texts in order to build independence, fluency, comprehension skills, and problem-solving strategies.
200
What is the knowledge and manipulation of sounds in spoken words.
Phonemic Awareness
200
What is a running record?
a method for closely observing and assessing a student's oral reading of a story or book, or 150-300 words excerpted from a longer text.
200
What is an English Language Learner (ELL)?
a student who speaks one or more languages other than English, and who is just developing proficiency in English
300
What is assessment?
daily instructional routines used by teachers to determine children's literacy needs and to plan appropriate instruction
300
What is metacognition?
the awareness individuals have of their own mental processes and the subsequent ability to monitor, regulate, and direct themselves to a desired end?
300
What is comprehension?
What is finding and constructing meaning in a text?
300
What is emergent literacy?
a reference to the young child's developing knowledge of how print works before formal instruction begins. Once referred to as reading readiness, it supports the understanding that young children begin to develop knowledge about and use of literacy befor
300
What is gradual release of responsibility?
a process that begins with teacher modeling, demonstration, or explanation of the skill or strategy, guided practice, leading to application in individual reading and writing.
400
What is sight vocabulary?
words that students can identify immediately without decoding.
400
What is shared reading?
A process where the teacher leads the class in reading or chanting a text.
400
What is fluency?
the ability to read the text accurately and quickly
400
What is an anecdotal record?
An informal observation of what students are learning, their learning behaviors, social interactions, and academic performance. They are usually gathered over time.
400
What is author's chair?
a special place for students to sit as they share their finished writing with the class. It is a time to celebrate accomplishments and encourage peer interactions.
500
What is ZPD or Zone of Proximal Development?
the point at which children can achieve more difficult tasks with the support of a more capable teacher or peer
500
What is the writing process?
The steps writers take when they compose both formal and informal pieces. The steps include planning, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing.
500
What is phonics?
sound/symbol connections, or graphophonics
500
What is automaticity?
fast, effortless , and accurate word recognition that grows out of repetition and practice?\.
500
What is explicit instruction?
a carefully planned instruction in a skill or strategy that shifts the responsibility for learning from teacher to student (gradual release of responsibility)




Reading: Fundamentals, Curriculum, Assessment

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