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FPUser145631
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9 days ago
FPUser145631
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When assessing with benchmark books with glossaries, are the students supposed to read the glossary beforehand? During group lessons, I introduce the glossary as part of non-fiction features.
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Debbie Magoulick, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
Debbie Magoulick, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
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8 days ago
FPUser145631 wrote:
When assessing with benchmark books with glossaries, are the students supposed to read the glossary beforehand? During group lessons, I introduce the glossary as part of non-fiction features.

No. BAS Assessment Guide (BAS 2 3rd ed page 21) stresses not to embellish the introduction or enter into additional conversation.
You are correct, when you talk about the glossary during group lessons, that is instruction. Benchmark is an assessment to see what the student can do with NO teaching or instruction so you do not mention the glossary unless the directions tell you to or you invalidate the standardized assessment results. The Comprehension Conversation typically includes conversation about the text features. If during the reading the student uses the glossary, note that behavior.

Best wishes!
Debbie
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