Chapter 7 – QQTP (Questions, Quotations, and Talking Points

Chapter 7 – QQTP (Questions, Quotations, and Talking Points)
Question 1: Does general education teachers give Tier 2 and 3 students special
accommodation and modification in daily class? Or teachers will give them only
in pull out program?
Question 2: Teachers group students who have similar academic area problems.
But why not teachers group students with similar academic level?
Quotation 1: “It is important that schools identify the greatest number of
students who truly are having learning difficulties, so that they can receive
appropriate services; however, if too many students are identified, school
resources can be misdirected to unnecessary treatments.” (p.154)
Quotation 2: “... Tier 1 is the most important tier – it is the most cost-effective,
addresses all students, covers all relevant school content, and represents the first
gate for more intensive levels of service, when needed.” (p.162)
Talking point 1: Teachers should keep records of every assessment for students.
There are several reasons. First of all, if teachers help students keep their
academic records, teachers can make diagram to show how are the students
learning there days. In addition, keeping records also can help teachers calculate
slopes. Slops show how much the students need to improve to reach the standard.
Moreover, when teachers see the trend of students’ learning, teachers know
whether they are using appropriate methods or wrong methods on students. Or,
students may need special and individual teaching. Second, teachers can use
students’ records as evidence to encourage students to work hard on study. If
students make mistakes on the same problem, teachers can also use records to
show students the mistake, then, help them analyze why they make the mistake.
Finally, teach them the right solution or guide them to find the right answer.
Third, teachers can give students’ records to IEP team or 504 team, if it is
necessary. With students’ records, IEP team and 504 team can have a better
decision and plan better and appropriate goals for students’ further learning.
Talking point 2: It is good for teachers provide effective and immediate
feedback to students. In daily class, teachers need to ask students questions as
formative assessment. If students do not know how to answer, teachers need to
give them correct and immediate answer, or teachers ask other students to give
the right answer. If students give the wrong answer, teachers need to give
immediate feedback, because students may think their answer is right or they
are actually confused about their answer. Teachers also need to use strategies to
answer students’ questions effectively. Teachers can divide the big question into
several small sequence questions to guide students to find the right answer.
Teachers can also help students relate the question to their prior experiences or
knowledge. Teachers can give them tips to remind them what is related to the
question. Moreover, teachers need to make sure students understand the
question and there are no unfamiliar words to students. Otherwise, teachers
need to explain the meaning and the words to students first.