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  • Quick ReadsAn Overview

  • AgendaProgram featuresGeneral OverviewSamples from the text versionContent area topicsLesson componentsSoftware versionCost effectivenessOverview of a study

  • Quick Reads: Program FeaturesCareful balance of familiar and new words promote fluency Interesting content and connections across texts promote comprehension Grade-level appropriate texts focusing on key concepts promote vocabulary High-frequency words make up 98% of the texts Hard words are repeated so students can develop meaning and word recognition strategies for hard words Text length corresponds to grade-level reading rate for 1 minute Texts are thematically grouped http://quickreads.org/

  • Overview of the Quick Reads ProgramSources: Carroll, J.B., Davis, P., and Richman, B. Word Frequency Book. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin, 1971. Zeno, S.M., Ivens, S.H., Milliard, R.T., & Duvvuri, R. (1995). The Educators Word Frequency Guide. New York: Touchstone Applied Science Associates, Inc.

    High Frequency WordsProjected Words Read Per MinutePhonics PatternsLevel A(2nd grade curriculum)300 most frequently used wordsBook 1: 80 wordsBook 2: 90 wordsBook 3: 100 wordsSingle syllable words with regular short and long vowel patterns and consistent spelling patternsLevel B(2nd grade curriculum)500 most frequently used wordsBook 1: 90 wordsBook 2: 100 wordsBook 3: 110 wordsSingle syllable words regular short and long vowel patterns, rcontrolled vowels, and consistent spelling patternsLevel C(3rd grade curriculum)1,000 most frequently used wordsBook 1: 100 wordsBook 2: 110 wordsBook 3: 120 wordsVowel patterns in single syllable wordsLevel D(4th grade curriculum)1,000 most frequently used wordsBook 1: 110 wordsBook 2: 120wordsBook 3: 130 wordsMulti-syllable words with inflected endingsLevel E(5th grade curriculum)2,500 most frequently used wordsBook 1: 120 wordsBook 2: 130 wordsBook 3: 140 wordsMulti syllable word with inflected endingsLevel F(6th grade curriculum)5,000 most frequently used wordsBook 1: 130 wordsBook 2: 140 wordsBook 3: 150 wordsMulti syllable words with inflected endings

  • Hiebert, 2003

  • Hiebert, 2003

  • Hiebert, 2003

  • Life Science

    Level AOur Sense of SightSeeds Give Us FoodYour Own DogLevel BA World Without TreesCity of AntsDo Animals TalkLevel CAnimal GiantsDinosaurs TodayPollinating PlantsLevel DHabitat, Sweet HabitatLife in a GroupThe Human BodyEarth Science

    Level AMeasuring WeatherSeasons Around the WorldStarsLevel BClimates of the United StatesRocks We UseThe Flow of a RiverLevel CHurricane WatchOur Solar SystemWithout Warning: EarthquakesLevel DSaving EcosystemsThe Power of SunlightWhen Volcanoes EruptPhysical Science

    Level AHow Submarines WorkThe Science of PlayWater Goes Around and AroundLevel BForces in BasketballThe Pull of MagnetsThinking Like a ScientistLevel CInventions That Changed the WorldPlay It AgainSimple MachinesLevel DCameras Across TimeSolar and Wind FarmsThe Day the Lights Went Outhttp://quickreads.org/content/fluency-libraryScience Content Area Topics

  • Social Studies Content Area TopicsCivics

    Level AAmericans Who DreamGovernment for the PeopleOur National ParksLevel BAnimal HelpersBrave AmericansNational SymbolsLevel CAmerican HeroesCelebrationsThe United States GovernmentLevel DAmerican PathfindersA New BeginningThe Right to VoteGeography and Economics

    Level ALakes Give Us WaterThe Zoo CrewHomes in Hot and Cold PlacesLevel BBuilding a New SchoolMaking Sense of MoneyMapmaking Through the YearsLevel CBicycles: From Plan to SaleDiscover the OceanInside the Amazon Rain ForestLevel DOil Fuels the WorldOur Neighbor, CanadaZone In on Your ClimateHistory

    Level ASecrets of the CavesToys of Long AgoOur FlagLevel BGrowing Up in the ColoniesTransportation Then and NowYo-Yos Then and NowLevel CFrom Feather Pens to WebcamsLife in Ancient EgyptThe First AmericansLevel DAn Eye on the BallThe Adventures of Two ExplorersThe Empire of Ancient Romehttp://quickreads.org/content/fluency-library

  • http://quickreads.org/content/fluency-libraryScience Content Area Topics (Middle/Secondary)Life Science

    Level AThe Five SensesLevel BDo Animals Talk?Level CExercise and Your BodyLevel DTaking Care of the Human BodyLevel EEating for EnergyLevel FThe Human Nervous System

    Earth Science

    Level AStarsLevel BWaterLevel CEarthquakesLevel DVolcanoesLevel EEarths MoonLevel FEnvironmental DisastersPhysical Science

    Level ASolids, Liquids, & GasesLevel BForces in SportsLevel CInventionsLevel DWind and Solar EnergyLevel EHeat and EnergyLevel FComputers

  • Social Studies Content Area Topics (Middle/Secondary)http://quickreads.org/content/fluency-libraryCivics

    Level AAmericans Who DreamLevel BNational SymbolsLevel COur National GovernmentLevel DImmigration to AmericaLevel ECivil Rights LeadersLevel FSpeeches That InspireGeography and Economics

    Level ACareersLevel BMoneyLevel COceansLevel DOur North American NeighborsLevel EManaging MoneyLevel FPurchasing PowerHistory

    Level AThe Stone AgeLevel BCars Then and NowLevel CAncient EgyptLevel DAncient RomeLevel EThe American Civil WarLevel FAncient Greece

  • Literature Content Area Topics (Middle/Secondary)http://quickreads.org/content/fluency-libraryLiterature

    Level ARealistic FictionLevel BWriting about OneselfLevel CAdventure WritingLevel DMystery/SuspenseLevel EScience FictionLevel FMythsCommunication

    Level AWord PlayLevel BHow the News Gets to YouLevel CNonverbal CommunicationLevel DThe InternetLevel EAll about English Level FAll about AdvertisingEveryday Reading

    Level AReal-World ReadingLevel BFrom Book to MovieLevel CComics and CartoonsLevel DCreating an AdLevel ENewspapersLevel FCareers in Language

  • The Arts Content Area Topics (Middle/Secondary)http://quickreads.org/content/fluency-libraryCultural Studies

    Level ADrumsLevel BPopular Foods in the United StatesLevel CMasksLevel DRegional Origins of SportsLevel EGuitarsLevel FMuralsFine and Performing Arts

    Level AFamous PaintingsLevel BInternational DancesLevel CJazzLevel DArt and TechnologyLevel EPeople in PicturesLevel FAmazing ArchitectureEveryday Arts

    Level AOutdoor ArtLevel BWearable ArtLevel CPostersLevel DFashionLevel EMusic in the MoviesLevel FDesigning for All

  • Quick Reads Steps: PrintStep 1: The teacher begins by browsing the title, picture and caption with students.Teacher says: Before we read this new passage lets think about this topic. First let us begin by reading the title. Now let us look at the picture and the caption that accompanies it. Step 2: The teacher uses a graphic organizer to help students to make predictions about what might occur in the passage.Teacher says: Do you have any predictions about what this passage might be about? Let us write down some of your predictions. We will come back to your predictions at the end of the passage.Step 3: The teacher then reads the passage as students follow along silently.Teacher says: Please read along silently as I read the passage aloud. Be sure that you are showing me that you are following along by using your pointer finger or a pencil to point to the words as I read.Step 4: Students then choral read the passage.Teacher says: Now we will read the passage together. Be sure to use your pointer finger or a pencil to point to each word as we read.

    Fenty, 2006

  • Quick Reads Steps: PrintStep 5: Students practice the passage by reading with a partner.Teacher says: Now you are going to read this passage with your partner. Remember, you are to help your partner with the words that they have trouble with and provide your partner with a compliment about their reading when they are finished.Step 6: The teacher then times the student for one minute. Teacher says: Now it is time to do your one minute timing. If you are waiting to be timed you may go ahead and work on the questions that accompany this passage at the end of the unit.To student who is being timed: We are going to do a timing of the passage we have practiced today. Be sure to do your best reading... ready... begin.Step 7: The teacher and student chart the number of word correctly per minute.Teacher says: That was wonderful reading. Let us turn to the back of the book and mark how many words you read today.Step 8: As students wait to be time, they respond to the comprehension questions that accompany a particular passage. Review the comprehension questions with students.Teacher says: Now let us review the questions that accompanied this passage. Let us read the first question together. What is the correct answer to that question? Let us read the second question together. What is the correct answer to that question? Let us read the third question together. What is the correct answer to that question?

    Fenty, 2006

  • Quick Reads Steps: Computer1. The student logs into the program. 2. The student tests the microphone.3. The student logs into the reading passage.4. The student chooses to have the computer read or to read to the computer. 5. The student responds to comprehension questions.

    Fenty, 2006

  • Quick Reads Title Screen Page. [Reprinted with permission from Pearson Education Inc]. Hiebert, E.H. (2005). Quick Reads Technology Edition Version 3: Student Charting Page. Pearson Learning Group. Parsippany, NJ.

  • Quick Reads Definition Page. [Reprinted with permission from Pearson Education Inc]. Hiebert, E.H. (2005). Quick Reads Technology Edition Version 3: Student Charting Page. Pearson Learning Group. Parsippany, NJ.

  • Quick Reads Comprehension Questions Page. . [Reprinted with permission from Pearson Education Inc]. Hiebert, E.H. (2005). Quick Reads Technology Edition Version 3: Student Charting Page. Pearson Learning Group. Parsippany, N