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WELCOME Grade 6 Mrs. Leger & Mrs. Barry January 12, 2012 HOW IS READING APPROACHED AT PPCMS-WEST CAMPUS? Decision-based data Class placement Technology Best practices teaching methodology School- wide reading program Content area teachers emphasize reading NOT LIKE BEFORE FCAT test gets progressively more difficult each year By 2014, 100% of students are expected to reach proficiency!! FICTION VS. NON FICTION Released Test Item 6th/7th – 60% Informational 40% Literary 8th – 70% Informational 30% Literary 6TH GRADE ONLINE ASSESSMENT • No note taking, writing in the margins • No underlining, circling key terms • Highlight and strike through feature • Need to develop strategies such as thinking aloud • Use online textbooks, research, reading for leisure (nooks, Kindle, ereader) FOUR REPORTING CATEGORIES FOR FCAT READING 1.Vocabulary 2.Reading Application 3.Literary Analysis 4.Informational Test/Research Process VOCABULARY - MANIPULATING LANGUAGE • Words and Phrases in Context • Analyze words/text • Conclusions/inferences • Context • Figurative Language • “Charge” VOCABULARY – MULTIPLE MEANINGS • Who’s in charge? • He was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor • “Charge!” ordered the general at the battle. • “Cash or charge?” asked the waitress. • Is your battery charged? READING APPLICATION • Author’s purpose • Main Idea/details • Cause and effect • Organizational patterns • Comparing and contrasting items in different texts LITERARY ANALYSIS – FICTION/NONFICTION • Elements of fiction • Authors use of allusions and descriptive language • Text features INFORMATIONAL TEXT/RESEARCH PROCESS • Text features • Synthesizes information (within text) • Strong vs. weak argument • Validity/accuracy of information RELEASED TESTS Our only primary source for predicting what kinds of questions are asked. State Releases FCAT tests for different grade levels. 8th grade was released in 2005 6th was release in 2006 CLASS PLACEMENT • Placed by Reading levels 1-5 • All 6th graders take Reading • All levels 1 have two reading classes per day TECHNOLOGY • Reading Counts/SRI Students on average will read 20 grade level novels and be • tested this year • FCAT Explorer/FCAT Focus • All students will have completed the online State preparatory guide by testing date • Study Island • Ace Reader READING COUNTS IS HW • Reading a Novel is REAL Homework!! • Review textbooks when a student “has no homework” • Model reading books at home • Discuss literature and world events • Make Connections!! HOW CAN YOU HELP? Visit the library regularly to borrow books, do research, and use computer resources. Make sure your child has regular place for study and time to study. Ask your child daily about schoolwork and activities. Have family time to talk about books and take turns reading out loud. Ask and help your child write notes and letters. HOW CAN YOU HELP? • Limit television viewing and video game playing • Plan time for homework daily; if no homework, time should be spent reading. • Plan time at the library to increase awareness of materials available. • Ask your child to review a movie or book for you, either verbally or in writing. • Develop a family newsletter or family history. Have your child interview older family members to find out how times have changed. NOW, TO….. MATH FCAT FCAT MATH TEST DESIGN Two 60 minutes sessions on the same day. Approximately 60-65 questions Two types of questions: Multiple choice Gridded response Reference Sheet Provided Can not use a calculator Not a computation test 6th Grade Fractions, Ratios, Proportiona Expressions l And Relationshi Equations ps and Statistics 40% 40% Geometry and Measurement 20% FCAT SSS Math Multiple Choice Gridded Response No extended response v v v v v Recall Single Unit Conversion One-step problems LOW COMPLEXITY Retrieve Info From graph Compute sum, difference, product, quotient Reasoning Formulate problems, given data Multiple Operations MODERATE COMPLEXITY Use info from graph to solve problems Extend Algebraic Geometric Patterns Nathan paid $2 for each of the 3 books he bought at a bookstore. He can use the expression 3 x 2 to find the total amount he paid for the 3 books. Which of the following is equal to 3 x 2 ? 3+3+3 2+2+2 3+2+3 2x3+3 ANSWER: B Provide Mathematical Justification Multiple Steps, Multiple Decisions Describe. Analyze. HIGH COMPLEXITY Explain. Justify. Solve nonroutine problems v v v v v GRIDDED RESPONSE QUESTION TEST-TAKING TIPS Get plenty of sleep and eat a good breakfast the morning of the test. Underline important words. Cross out answer choices you know are wrong. Do the easy questions first. Change an answer only when you are sure the first answer is wrong. Mark an answer for every question Be sure each answer is marked in the right place. HELPFUL WEBSITES M AT H WWW.CONNECTED.MCGRAWHILL.COM (TEXTBOOK WEBSITE) H T T P : / / F C AT. F L D O E . O R G / W W W. F C AT E X P L O R E R . C O M W W W. S T U DYG U I D E Z O N E . C O M / F C AT T E S T. H T M STUDYISLAND.COM READING H T T P : / / W W W. E D I N F O R M AT I C S . C O M / T E S T I N G / T E STING.HTM WRITING H T T P : / / W W W. C R E AT I V E W R I T I N G P R O M P T S . C O M / # FOR COPIES OF THIS PRESENTATION, PLEASE VISIT OUR SCHOOL WEBSITE WWW.PINESCHARTER.NET. West Campus General Tab FCAT Family Night PowerPoint Presentation THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME, ATTENTION, AND DEDICATION. TOGETHER WE CAN ENSURE YOUR CHILD’S SUCCESS! MATH FCAT FCAT MATH TEST DESIGN Two 60 minutes sessions on the same day. Approximately 60-65 questions Two types of questions: Multiple choice Gridded response Reference Sheet Provided Can not use a calculator Not a computation test 6th Grade Fractions, Ratios, Proportiona Expressions l And Relationshi Equations ps and Statistics 40% 40% Geometry and Measurement 20% FCAT SSS Math Multiple Choice Gridded Response No extended response v v v v v Recall Single Unit Conversion One-step problems LOW COMPLEXITY Retrieve Info From graph Compute sum, difference, product, quotient Reasoning Formulate problems, given data Multiple Operations MODERATE COMPLEXITY Use info from graph to solve problems Extend Algebraic Geometric Patterns Nathan paid $2 for each of the 3 books he bought at a bookstore. He can use the expression 3 x 2 to find the total amount he paid for the 3 books. Which of the following is equal to 3 x 2 ? 3+3+3 2+2+2 3+2+3 2x3+3 ANSWER: B Provide Mathematical Justification Multiple Steps, Multiple Decisions Describe. Analyze. HIGH COMPLEXITY Explain. Justify. Solve nonroutine problems v v v v v GRIDDED RESPONSE QUESTION TEST-TAKING TIPS Get plenty of sleep and eat a good breakfast the morning of the test. Underline important words. Cross out answer choices you know are wrong. Do the easy questions first. Change an answer only when you are sure the first answer is wrong. Mark an answer for every question Be sure each answer is marked in the right place. HOW YOU CAN HELP YOUR CHILD PREPARE FOR THE MATH FCAT. Make sure your child is completing his or her homework. Calculate tips and total bill while dining out. Compute gas mileage. Figure out percentages while shopping: taxes, sales, discounts, rebates. Practice math facts every day. (Great websites available) While cutting up a pizza, a pie, or a cake, talk about fractions. Discuss conversions using household items, i.e., 2 liter bottles/gallon of milk. Point out graphs and charts in newspapers and discuss the findings and how displayed. TESTING DATES HELPFUL WEBSITES M AT H WWW.CONNECTED.MCGRAWHILL.COM (TEXTBOOK WEBSITE) H T T P : / / F C AT. F L D O E . O R G / W W W. F C AT E X P L O R E R . C O M W W W. S T U DYG U I D E Z O N E . C O M / F C AT T E S T. H T M STUDYISLAND.COM READING H T T P : / / W W W. E D I N F O R M AT I C S . C O M / T E S T I N G / T E STING.HTM WRITING H T T P : / / W W W. C R E AT I V E W R I T I N G P R O M P T S . C O M / # FOR COPIES OF THIS PRESENTATION, PLEASE VISIT OUR SCHOOL WEBSITE WWW.PINESCHARTER.NET. West Campus General Tab FCAT Family Night PowerPoint Presentation THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME, ATTENTION, AND DEDICATION. TOGETHER WE CAN ENSURE YOUR CHILD’S SUCCESS! HOW YOU CAN HELP YOUR CHILD PREPARE FOR THE MATH FCAT. Make sure your child is completing his or her homework. Calculate tips and total bill while dining out. Compute gas mileage. Figure out percentages while shopping: taxes, sales, discounts, rebates. Practice math facts every day. (Great websites available) While cutting up a pizza, a pie, or a cake, talk about fractions. Discuss conversions using household items, i.e., 2 liter bottles/gallon of milk. Point out graphs and charts in newspapers and discuss the findings and how displayed. THANK-YOU FOR COMING!!