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  1. Mansfield High School Academically challenging every student to become a lifelong achiever.

  2. Passport Reading Journeys • 9th Grade Initiative Grant • 30 student set--$8000 • Training for all faculty and staff in July 2007 (stipends funded in grant) • 2 Reading classes scheduled for 9th grade

  3. Average growth of 232.5 lexile points in one semester.

  4. Red = Struggling (A)Yellow = Emerging (B)Green = On Track (C) A B C A B C A B C

  5. Components • Built-in Assessment Features • Computer Program—SOLO • Textbook and workbooks for every student • Multiple resources

  6. C P R • CContext Clues • PParts of Words • RResources

  7. Context Clues Then, while resting on the bench, Hyman collapsed and died. No one knows why she had suddenly fallen to the floor. Doctors later examined her body to try to explain the cause of her death. They learned that Hyman has a physical condition called Marfan syndrome, yet she never knew she had it.

  8. Parts of Words • Prefixes and suffixes can help you figure out the meaning of words you don’t know. • Root words, such as geo or bio, can also help you determine what a word means. • Example: unhealthy—the prefix un- means “not or opposite of”; therefore, unhealthy means “not healthy” extremely—the suffix –ly means “in a _____ way”; therefore, extremely means “in an extreme way” minimum—the root word –min- means “small or less”; other words with this same root word are minute, minor, minus, miniature

  9. Resources • Dictionary skills • Does the student know what resources are available to them in your textbook or in your classroom?

  10. W I N • WWho or What? • I Important information • NNumber of words

  11. W I N • The energy you get from food is measured in calories. When Carl Lewis was in college, he skipped meals during the day. Then he wouldrun out of energy. This prompted Carl to thinkabout nutrition. He began to eat more during the day to give his body the calories he needed to keep his energy up. • Carl Lewis learned he must eat regularly to get energy.

  12. SOLO • Student Self-Assessment • Reinforces strategies taught in class • Vocabulary, cumulative review, reflection • Certificate of Completion

  13. Passport Reading JourneysVoyager Expanded Learningwww.voyagerlearning.com1-888-399-1995 Mansfield High School 318-872-0793 Carol Junkin, Principal cjunkin@desotopsb.com Dr. Mary Adkins, Librarian/Reading Teacher madkins@desotopsb.com