Where's the Glitch?: How to Use Running Records with Older Readers, Grades 5-8 / Edition 1

Where's the Glitch?: How to Use Running Records with Older Readers, Grades 5-8 / Edition 1

by Mary Shea
     
 

ISBN-10: 0325008493

ISBN-13: 9780325008493

Pub. Date: 07/18/2006

Publisher: Heinemann

Many students find themselves struggling to learn from texts because glitches in their reading process block learning, cause frustration, and impede success. The source of these problems can be difficult to discern. Where's the Glitch? identifies why readers stumble and presents strategies designed to get them back on track and reading well.

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Overview

Many students find themselves struggling to learn from texts because glitches in their reading process block learning, cause frustration, and impede success. The source of these problems can be difficult to discern. Where's the Glitch? identifies why readers stumble and presents strategies designed to get them back on track and reading well.

In Where's the Glitch? Mary Shea shows you how to use modified running records (MRRs) to pinpoint where readers struggle with comprehension, to determine their current reading level, and to assess the specific skills they already possess. Shea explains how to take an MRR and get meaningful assessment data on the spot - even in a busy classroom. Then, she describes how to use that information to plan interventions that integrate instruction in literacy skills with content - area studies. As a result, students increase their reading fluency, overall achievement, and motivation to learn.

In addition, Where's the Glitch? includes a helpful tutorial CD that gets you started with MRRs. It contains recordings and transcripts of students reading aloud and retelling what they've read. After using the CD's reproducible forms and scripts to practice, you'll be familiar with each MRR step: marking miscues, analyzing miscues, calculating percent of accuracy, determining a fluency score, and evaluating retelling. It's the ideal way to sharpen your MRR technique in preparation for classroom use.

Filled with numerous examples, tips, checklists, forms, and rubrics for assessment as well as a CD to help you become MRR proficient, Where's the Glitch? makes it easy to use running records effectively with older readers. You'll have all the tools you need to pinpoint any student's glitches then scaffold instruction to support a transition to reflective, independent, and strategic reading that's focused on meaning making.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325008493
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
07/18/2006
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
168
Sales rank:
655,878
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Running Records with Older Readers?
Part 1Background for Modified Running Records
1They Really Want to Learn1
Literacy in Every Classroom1
Learning Gone Astray2
Flight or Fight3
Heavy Baggage to Unload5
Where's the Time?6
Teaching What All Must Learn7
In This Text8
2The Bottom Line Is Comprehension9
Speaking Words, Reading for Gist9
Silent and Oral Reading11
Reestablishing Comfort with Reading Aloud12
Retelling Versus Question-and-Answer Exchanges14
Getting to Comprehension15
Taking a Running Record17
Part 2The Modified Running Record Process
3Taking Modified Running Records18
Establishing Positive Pragmatic Influences18
Modified Running Records19
Overt Demonstration of Reading19
One-Minute Reading Probe19
Marking Codes22
Recording Data During the Reading29
Conclusions33
Appendix 3-1Summary of Modified Running Record35
Appendix 3-2Steps for Conducting a Modified Running Record36
4Completing the Record38
Why Retelling?38
The Retelling Performance39
Retelling Completes the Record40
Guiding the Retelling41
Retelling Demonstrations: Showing and Practicing the Process49
Conclusion: Persistence Pays Off54
Part 3Investigating MRR Results: Pinpointing the Glitches
5Analyzing MRR Results55
Global Indicators of Successful Retelling55
What Else Is Analyzed? Looking from Macro to Micro Aspects58
In-the-Moment Feedback60
Debriefing: Sharing Results with the Reader60
Feeding Forward: Setting Goals62
Quantifying and Qualifying Results62
Fluency: A Critical Component for Success69
6Fluency70
What Is Fluency?71
Oral Reading Versus Silent Reading76
Assessing Fluency76
Miscues80
CD Practice with Fluency80
7Miscues81
Analyzing Miscues83
Significant and Insignificant Miscues85
Self-Corrected Miscues87
Miscue Patterns87
Where Do I Go from Here?88
CD Practice-A Complete MRR88
8On the Way to Comprehension89
Comprehension Processes89
Irwin's Model90
Whole to Part and Back to Whole92
Active Engagement at the Global Level Before, During, and After Reading93
Summary98
Part 4Acting on Conclusions
9Repairing the Glitches at the Micro and Integrative Levels99
Recognizing Words and Chunking for Meaning100
Instructional Caveat101
Planning Interventions: Matching Instruction to Needs102
Prior Word Knowledge or Word Schemata102
If ... Then Scenarios for Problems at the Micro Level104
If ... Then Scenarios at the Integrative Level110
Summary112
10Repairing Glitches in Global Meaning Processing113
Helping Readers Construct Deeper Meaning115
If ... Then Scenarios for Problems at the Macro Level117
If ... Then Scenarios for Problems at the Elaborative Level118
If ... Then Scenarios for Problems at the Metacognitive Level120
Strategies for Deep Understanding121
Conclusion127
11Implementing Interventions128
Finding Time128
Using Portable Assessments to Inform Instruction129
Monitoring Throughout Lessons129
Working with Colleagues129
Publicly Celebrating Success and Nudging Forward130
Teaching Diagnostically, Teaching Differentially with Forward Vision131
Afterword133
References135
Index144

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