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S.V.U.S.D. 3 rd GRADE SUMMER READING ACADEMY. INCREASING READING ENGAGEMENT & MOTIVATION JUNE, 2012 at El Verano School. DETAILS. 3 hours a day for 3 weeks Extended Wednesdays for p rofessional development and collaboration - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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3rd GRADE SUMMER READING ACADEMY

S.V.U.S.D.3rd GRADE SUMMER READING ACADEMYINCREASING READING ENGAGEMENT & MOTIVATIONJUNE, 2012at El Verano School9/11/12

9/11/12DETAILS3 hours a day for 3 weeksExtended Wednesdays for professional development and collaboration4 classes serving a total of 73 students and absences averaged 1 to 2 students daily.Third grade students selected from all 5 elementary schools based on below grade level scores on: CST ELASTAR EELA Benchmarksteacher input

9/11/12Mighty3EXPENSES = under $25,000HIRED: 1 Coordinator, 4 Teachers, 4 Instructional Aides, 1 LibrarianPURCHASED; High interest books, online library subscriptions, student book bins, notebooks, post-it notes, pencils, chart paper, etcFIELD TRIP to Readers Books, Library, and Ben & JerrysFUNDED BY:Sonoma Valley Education FoundationTodd Trust TeamStepping StonesMr. & Mrs. MillerMigrant EducationSonoma Valley Unified School District (Kitchen, Transportation & Custodial Staff)

9/11/12Mighty4Teacher feedbackI think that I know these students better in the short 15 days than all last school year because I had the TIME to actually talk to them about their interests and get to know them. I am in LOVE with SRA because I feel like a teacher again! SRA created an opportunity for me to let loose and set free all the creative and engaging opportunities students love. I feel that not having such strict requirements of the children allows them to be children and NOT data-producing machines. Ms. Gennifer Caven9/11/12Mighty5Top 5 Conditions that contributed to success1) Small class size2) Focus on reading with self-selection of text3) Professional Development & Collaboration4) Less teacher talk5) Qualitative, rather than quantitative assessments

9/11/12DD6Student reflectionsREADING ZONE: 90% of students said they felt what it was like to be in the reading zone and could describe it.BEFORE & AFTER ATTITUDE: 64% of students had a more favorable description of reading AFTER SRA, while 35% had a description that seems not to change much. ENJOYMENT: At the end of SRA, 80% of students claimed they either liked reading (4) or loved reading (5).9/11/12DD----- Meeting Notes (9/11/12 17:49) -----Rdg Zone"it feels like you don't want to stop reading""feels like you are in the story""Feels like your own space'"you're getting sucked in""it feels like the book comes true"7STAR E Benchmark dataWhen comparing end of 3rd grade scores to beginning of 4th grade scores, 55% of theSRA students increased their STAR. Furthermore, instead of a summer slide SRA students increased their GE score by almost 2 months (.18), while the district average was only a .06 increase between May and August. 9/11/12

DD----- Meeting Notes (9/11/12 17:49) -----I still want to compare this with how ALL students from 3rd to 4th did over the summer but report wasn't available yet...8WHAT WE WOULD DO DIFFERENTLY NEXT TIMEBuild in more collaboration time.Include Instructional Aides and Volunteers in more trainingPossibly extend the day by 30 min.Invite parents to Reading Strategy sessions in the evening.9/11/12Mighty9More infoPlan to check-in with students at various schools.Monthly support group with teachers.Check out our Blog Pages for Summer Reading Academy at www.dianedalenberg.comDAILY REFLECTIONSMYSTERY READERS & GUEST AUTHORSPROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTREADING ROCKS PLAYLISTView our short summary video (7 minutes)9/11/12DD10SRA Dream team!

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