MotivationReadingProductOverview

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Motivation Reading
Introduction
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Provides supplemental reading practice for
grades 2 – 5
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Aligned to TEKS; TAKS formatted
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Contains 25 identically structured units per grade level
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Reflects a diversity of genres
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Includes both fiction and nonfiction passages
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Connects to curricular content in science, social studies,
and fine arts
Motivation Reading
Research
• Motivation Reading incorporates evidence-based
practices for teaching and learning to support and
strengthen reading standards.
Motivation Reading
Research Findings
• Comprehension of text is critical to reading success
• Explicit, systematic instruction is linked with
improved outcomes in reading comprehension
• Critical and creative thinking skills accelerate
learning gains
• Homework must be a meaningful extension of
concepts taught in class
• The more parents are involved, the higher the
success rate of students
Motivation Reading
Research Findings
• A positive relationship exists between total time
allocated to instruction and student performance
• Assessment results lead to improved planning and
achievement
• Students who are motivated to learn appear to excel
academically
• Effective instruction and test preparation have a
positive effect on student achievement
Motivation Reading
Student Edition
Passages
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Arranged by word
count and readability
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Include 7 paired
passages in Level 4
and 11 paired
passages in Level 5
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Represent a variety of
styles and formats
Motivation Reading
Student Edition
Assessment
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Written in multiple
choice format
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Reflects the rigor,
style, and complexity
of TAKS questions
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Provides focused,
aligned practice for
all tested objectives
Motivation Reading
Student Edition
Critical Thinking
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Provides six critical
thinking questions
based on Bloom’s
Taxonomy for each
passage
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Allows teachers to
utilize a variety of
grouping strategies and
methods for completion
(Page 1 of 2 shown)
Motivation Reading
Student Edition
Creative Thinking
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Provides a Study Tip for
students
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Includes a fun, creative
activity such as a puzzle
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Offers an open-ended
journal prompt
Motivation Reading
Student Edition
Homework
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Provides a short
paragraph related to
the passage
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Includes 2-3 multiple
choice questions and an
open-ended question
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Offers suggested parent
activities
Motivation Reading
Student Edition
Chart Your Success
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Students color
Motivation Mike or
Molly green for
correct responses and
red for missed
questions for each
unit assessment page
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Students and teachers
track student success
and progress
Motivation Reading
Student Edition
Glossary
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Includes grade-level
appropriate language arts
terms and definitions
Motivation Reading
Teacher Edition
Unit Component Section
Provides a short description and suggested uses for each
component
Teacher Resources Section
Provides a 2-page spread for each of 25 units
• Cross-Curricular Connections
• Enrichment Literature
• TEKS addressed in the passage
• Vocabulary
• Answer Keys
Motivation Reading
Teacher Edition
Strategies Section
Provides suggestions for instruction in these areas:
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5E Model
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Reading Comprehension
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Vocabulary
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Critical Thinking/Questioning
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Reading Graphic Organizers
Motivation Reading
Teacher Edition
TAKS/TEKS Section
Identifies the four TAKS Objectives and the tested student
expectations for each and includes:
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Skill Focus
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Description of the Skill
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Suggested Activities
Motivation Reading
Teacher Edition
TAKS/TEKS Frequency Chart
Charts the number of questions addressing each
TAKS/TEKS Objective for each reading unit
Skill-Based Literature
Cites children’s literature that develops, reinforces,
or extends targeted reading skills
Reading Glossary
Parent Letter
Motivation Reading
Suggestions for Use
Teaching Specific Skills
• Choose skill of the week
• Use activities in the Teacher Edition for
teaching
For example…
– Distinguish different forms of text
– In cooperative groups, each group analyzes a
different form of text and shares findings with the
class
Motivation Reading
Suggestions for Use
TEKS Frequency Chart
• Enables teacher to choose passage based
on skills
• Enables teacher to review necessary skills
before assigning passage
• Enables teacher to plan for interventions as
needed
Motivation Reading
Suggestions for Use
Skill-Based Literature
• Provides a list of books for the librarian to
purchase to support skills and literacy
• Provides a basis for planning mini-lessons in
the classroom
• Turns daily read alouds into skill-based
lessons
Motivation Reading
Suggestions for Use
How to Use the Passages
Model…
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Use transparencies or digital projection CD
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Discuss the author’s purpose
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Scan the passage – “walk-through”
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Answer questions with whole group, modeling how to
find each answer
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Read aloud, talk through thoughts, summarize each
chunk of reading
Motivation Reading
Suggestions for Use
How to Use the Passages
Curriculum Connections…
Examples:
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2nd grade – “We Need Plants”
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3rd grade – “Our Solar System”
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4th grade – “Kiowa Indians”
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5th grade – “Coal’s Journey” and
“Making Buried Sunshine”
Motivation Reading
Suggestions for Use
How to Use the Passages
Differentiate Instruction…
Stronger readers
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Read and answer independently
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Research topic further
Struggling readers
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Work in small group with teacher
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Collectively answer questions
Motivation Reading
Suggestions for Use
How to Use the Passages
Remediation, Intervention, and Reteaching…
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Work with teacher, peer tutor, small group
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Correct with a partner
Motivation Reading
Critical Thinking Pages
• Allow teachers to guide students to use
higher-level thinking skills
• Each passage has two pages
that lead students to the
analysis, synthesis, and
evaluation levels that
promote critical
thinking and
problem solving
Motivation Reading
Creative Thinking and
Homework Pages
• Begin in class with discussion
• Complete at home
• Record Motivation Reading
points for each person who
returns a signed note from
parent concerning the
Parent Activities
Motivation Reading
Sample Weekly Plan
Monday
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Teach “inference” from the Skills Section
Tuesday
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Preview passage as a class
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Allow partners to read and discuss passage while the
teacher partners with 3 or 4 selected readers
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Change partners and discuss the passage, including
any inferences that were made
Motivation Reading
Sample Weekly Plan
Wednesday
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Review inference
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Record on a chart everything the students remember
about the passage from Tuesday (use questions from
the Strategies section of Teacher Edition pages 74-76)
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Have students answer assessment questions
independently, with partner, or in small groups
Motivation Reading
Sample Weekly Plan
Thursday
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Students correct the questions they missed from
Wednesday and color in their “Chart Your Success”
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As a class, discuss and complete the
Critical Thinking pages
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Begin Creative Thinking page and assign
Homework page
Motivation Reading
Sample Weekly Plan
Friday
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Discuss the Homework page and Parent Activities
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Review Skill of the Week, “inference,” and choose
one of the inference activities from the Teacher
Edition to culminate the week’s lessons
Motivation Reading
Reactions From Teachers
“My kids love the Creative Thinking page. It is
like a reward in itself.”
3rd grade teacher
“Thanks, thanks, thanks! This is just what we
needed.”
5th grade teacher
Motivation Reading
Reactions From Teachers
“The CD makes it so easy to project and model.”
4th grade teacher
“I feel like I will really prepare them for 3rd grade
with these books because they are formatted
like the TAKS.”
2nd grade teacher
Motivation Reading
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