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ashton.frye
ashton.frye
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10/1/2018
ashton.frye
ashton.frye
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At what reading level is it acceptable for students to use the text in guided reading to talk about the book in the Comprehension Conversation?
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Helenann Steensen, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
Helenann Steensen, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
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10/1/2018
ashton.frye wrote:
At what reading level is it acceptable for students to use the text in guided reading to talk about the book in the Comprehension Conversation?
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On page 30 of the Benchmark Assessment Guide, in the listed Guidelines for Standardizing Administration of the Comprehension Conversation, it states: “Allow the student to look back in the text if she initiates it. If the student starts to read the book again, stop her by saying, “Can you talk about that in your own words?” “

Since we want the assessment to match our teaching, we would allow students to ‘look back’ at all levels of text, during guided reading. We would follow the same protocol in both settings.

During the assessment, however, the protocol states, on page 30: ‘Avoid directing the student to a particular part of the book to answer a question unless prompted to ask the student to examine an illustration or graphic. For example, “You can try the glossary if you don’t know the meaning.” ‘

Therefore, if the student does not request ‘to look back’’, we can not suggest it, during the assessment. During guided reading instruction, we would model and teach the strategy of ‘looking back’ since this is a strategy we would use in all subject areas.
edited by Helenann Steensen, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant on 10/1/2018

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Helenann Steensen, Official Fountas & Pinnell Consultant, Heinemann
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