State Content Standards:
CAPA I ELA 2.0 READING COMPREHENSION
Students read and understand grade-level-appropriate material. Students describe and connect the essential ideas, arguments, and perspectives of the text by using their knowledge of text structure, organization, and purpose.
Students will listen to and read grade-level appropriate materials. Students will also answer comprehension questions by choosing the correct picture to demonstrate understanding.
Students will be presented information visually on the screen and listen to the computer verbally reading the chapter.
Next, students will take turns reading the comprehension questions aloud to a small group. (Nonverbal students will point to pictures and be assisted by staff member when it is their turn to read the word aloud).
Depending on the student’s reading level, the students will read the words of the question or use the pictures to assist in reading.
Students will also use a pre-/post-assessment worksheet with either all words or picture supplements according to their reading level.
English Language Learners and students who are nonverbal will have pictures to accompany the words. This will enable students to increase their vocabulary and begin to view high frequency words as sight words accompanied by pictures.
Students will have staff members assist in reading comprehension questions and choices.
Students will be placed into a group and the worksheet will address two different reading level groups while still allowing all students to access the same content.
Students will create visual representations of new vocabulary words for the Word Wall.
The Unique Learning System curriculum is focused on monthly topics. Each month contains chapters, pre-/post-assessment worksheets, comprehension questions, vocabulary games and sight word games. Students will spend two to three days on each chapter and teacher will facilitate students creating an outline on the board recalling each chapter from the monthly topic. Students will also spend the month adding new vocabulary picture and word cards to the Word Wall. Students also end school day playing group games, such as Hangman or Memory, where students choose vocabulary words from the chapters.