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IRLA Lite. November 12, 2013. A New Way of Thinking…. The IRLA is much more diagnostic than our past leveling systems.  It helps us dig deeper into how the student is reading and discover exactly what skills they need to improve on .

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Irla lite

IRLA Lite

November 12, 2013


A new way of thinking

A New Way of Thinking…

  • The IRLA is much more diagnostic than our past leveling systems. 

  • It helps us dig deeper into how the student is reading and discover exactly what skills they need to improve on.

  • Your child may have some holes in their reading skills that need to be taught before they advance to the next level.


Lexile vs irla

Lexile vs. IRLA

  • Lexile levels books by looking at the

    • number of words per page

    • sentence structure

  • IRLA levels books by looking at the

    • number of words per page

    • sentence structure

    • vocabulary

    • topic readability


This year s focus

This Year’s Focus

  • Our goal is to help every student find their Fast, Fun, and Easyreading level.

  • Students read 30 minutes at school.

  • Students should also read 20-30 minutes at home every day.


What students need at home to support reading practice

What Students Need at Home to Support Reading Practice

  • Block out distractions – turn off the tv, radio, computer.

  • Read with your child or watch him/her read.

  • Talk to your child about what he/she reads.

  • Make sure the books come back to school safely.


Reading achievement and reading practice

Reading Achievementand Reading Practice


Read to me yellow

Read to Me & Yellow

  • Listen and respond to stories

  • 1-1 matching

    • pointing at words

  • Follow pattern

  • Consonant sounds


1green 2green

1Green& 2Green

  • Sight words (60 words in 1 Green)

  • Sight words (60 words in 2 Green)

  • Consonant sounds

  • Consonant blends (sk, br)


1blue readers

1Blue Readers

  • Word families

    • Chunking (am, ham, hammer, hammering)

  • Sight words (60 words)

  • One syllable words

  • Short Vowels

  • Long Vowels


2blue readers

2BlueReaders

  • Inflectional endings (riding, biked, wishes)

  • Two syllable words

  • Compound words

  • Long vowels

  • Short vowels

  • Sight words


1red readers

1Red Readers

  • Three-syllable words

  • Sight words

  • Three-letter blends (str-, thr-)

  • Suffixes (-y, -es, -ed, -ing)

  • Vowel Teams

  • Two-syllable Long vowels (paper)


2red readers

2Red Readers

  • Chapter Books

  • Sight Words

  • Irregular letter patterns (echo)

  • Soft letter sounds (center)

  • Endings (-tion)

  • Silent letters (thumb)

  • Abbreviations (Mr., Dr.)

  • Prefixes and suffixes


White readers

White Readers

  • Literary vocabulary (muttered)

  • Multi-syllabic words

  • Sight words

  • Prefixes/suffixes

  • Chapter book a week

  • 2 Genres (Fiction & Nonfiction)


Black readers

Black Readers

  • Stamina

  • 5 Genres

  • Literary vocabulary (exclaim)

  • Academic vocabulary (perimeter)

  • Prefixes and suffixes (unkind and goodness)

  • Chapter book a week


Orange readers and above

OrangeReaders (and above)

  • 7 Genres

  • Stamina

  • Literary vocabulary

  • Academic vocabulary

  • Chapter book a week

  • Suffixes/roots


Basic comprehension

Basic Comprehension

  • What is happening so far in the story?

    • Beginning

    • Middle

    • End

  • What has happened since we talked yesterday?


Inference

Inference

  • How does the man feel?

  • How do you know?

  • Why did he feel that way?


Reading is

Reading is…

Fast, Fun, and Easy!!!


At home reading coaching tips

At-Home Reading Coaching Tips

  • Have fun

  • Set a scheduled time for 20-30 minutes of home reading that is non-negotiable

  • Minimize distractions

  • Share your love of reading with your child


Reading extensions

Reading Extensions

  • Have your child write a few sentences about his/her favorite character or draw a picture.

  • Have your child make a prediction about what will happen next.

  • Have an older sibling read aloud to a younger child.

  • Have your child read to a family pet.

  • Make reading a family activity.

  • Bring books EVERYWHERE except in the


Questions comments

Questions/Comments


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