I found out later that his parents had thrown him out of the house. Please visit our Web site for more information: www. If the students have to answer 15 questions in the Reading Zone, does that mean if they get the answers wrong they have to go back and read the passage again? Some of the controls that you have are that time spent sky-gazing in the Zone menu are not counted. I entered him in writing contests and reading contests. I told him that students couldn't drop out of school until 18 due to a new state law passed in September. With only two tables, I was already putting students under the tables.
The more times students read the passage, the better their comprehension will be. Carol I have been told that if the students are not actively involved with the program that minutes are not counted. His Lexile went up over two hundred fifty points between December and the beginning of May. By the end of the year he was always the first to class, had reached the Success Zone more often than any other student, and had passed the most Reading Counts Quizzes He was my star student. He never won but the idea that he could win kept him coming to school. I keep thinking about one student from last year.
He'll be graduating in two years. Time in the Zone Menu does not count. And he didn't want to be there either. In the Word Zone, students who do not concentrate and record properly cannot move through the zone. So do they answer more than 15 questions if they get some wrong? I'll try to answer the questions: Are the Time-on-Task Minutes accumulated when students are actively working, or whenever logged into a Zone, or whenever logged into the program, even if they are gazing at their progress reports? We will begin accepting nominations mid-January.
Scholastic should work to correct these types of issues because these are the things that frustrate students and teachers. I hate being duped by teenagers though I love them!! It took a village to create our success story. I have told them they should make sure the spelling and vocabulary sections are also the same % before they continue in the reading section. Teens are remarkably adept at faking work. By using lesson planet I get great ideas to create fu.
I believe this attitude was related to his lack of success in his reading class. The Student Segment Status Report will tell you the number of reads the student has for the Reading Zone. He occasionally gets in trouble with the law but he wants to graduate so he tries to stay on the straight-and-narrow. And similarily, I have had students who left to use the lav while working in the program and their minutes seemed unusually high for the amount of work they accomplish. I always find it easy to adapt work for struggling learners but find it more difficult to adapt work for higher level learners. I think Scholastic should get these issues fixed and publish a trouble-shooting guideline in one easily accessed place. You won't see me after the 18th.
It is kids like Roger that test our strength, all the while reminding us how much they need someone us to care. Are you looking for ways to extend the learning in your classroom? From educators throughout the country we heard that there was a need to connect with other educators and exchange ideas, best practices, lesson plans, and success stories. And teachers need to know exactly what those controls are and how they work. Some weekends he didn't have anything to eat but the school counselors fed him on Mondays so he'd come to school. Lesson Planet has helped me differentiate my classroom as needed. Any ideas, could they just log onto the site and let the minutes run up??? The coaches looked the other way when he showed up early in the morning to shower even though he wasn't in athletics. He finished out the year.
I often wonder how some kids get through day to day life. The Resource Library features hundreds of downloadable resources from Scholastic; the ability for educators to upload their favorite classroom activities, lesson plans, teaching strategies, and extension activities; and functionality to favorite, rate, and save resources to use in your classroom. In addition, there are other areas of clarification we could use from the program developers, such as: if a student doesn't get to a save spot i. We are always looking for suggestions on how to improve your experience. When I have a rough day with another sixth grade student I think of this student.
If we think about this, we will realize why this is so. He hated everything about reading. I have a couple of students that seem to be running minutes up awful fast and they are not working through the spelling or vocabulary sections. I was told that he was put in juvie. Hello I am Vicky and have a question for anyone out there that may have encountered this same problem. Can anyone from Scholastic give us clarification? Did he want to do it? Then I go digging in other repots, particularly the Student Segment Status Report. I like using the message boards, but teachers shouldn't have to scroll through hundreds of messages looking for answers to these kinds of problems, especially when the answers vary.
Resource Library: The new has enhanced tools geared toward extending your instruction and providing you with the resources you need to be successful in your classroom. In addition, there are other areas of clarification we could use from the program developers, such as: if a student doesn't get to a save spot i. I have also been told that if the students log out with a computer protocol control+alt+delete rather than through Zone Menu their work will not be saved, so it can look like they have done nothing. In eighth grade, he reappeared. Teens are remarkably adept at faking work.