• While on the computers what are students working on?

    Reading Zone-
    • All passages are nonfiction, content-area text that helps the student build fluency and familiarity with text they will encounter in all subject areas (some passages in Literature & the Arts are fiction). 
    • The student may monitor fluency by recording his or her own reading of the passage repeatedly. 
    • The students builds vocabulary skills through learning about the five to eight targeted vocabulary words. 
    Word Zone-
    •  Assessment informs instruction by identifying the words from the passage that the student is able to read with automaticity and the words that need further study. 
    • The software monitors, tracks, and reports on student accuracy and speed in word identification. 
    • The student may preview the words he or she will be studying in subsequent activities. 
    • The student may view his or her progress in a non-threatening environment. 
    Spelling Zone- 
    • Spelling assessment words are drawn from the student's leveled passage from the current segment.
    • The software times student responses and counts words not spelled within 30 seconds as incorrect. 
    • By the time they complete the segment, students will have mastered 75 percent of the words from their original leveled passage.  
    Success Zone- 
    • The student may only move to the Success Zone after demonstrating mastery of all Study words in the Word and Spelling Zones and correctly answering fifteen Quick Check Questions in the Reading Zone. 
    • The student records and listens to his or her reading to assess fluency, which will have greatly improved since the first visit to the Reading Zone.

    Writing Zone- (NEW ZONE)

    • The Writing Zone provides an opportunity for independent practice of the writing process the student experiences during teacher-led, small group instruction.
    • The Respond and Write prompt begins the Writing Zone activity that leads the student through organizing, writing, revising, and publishing written work. 
    • The Respond question motivate the student to think critically and establish a point of view about the segment passage and video.