Sunday, October 11, 2015

Why Students Fail Reading Test? Passing CCSS ELA test!


Helping Students Become Proficient/Highly Proficient or Exceeding on Common Core ELA Reading Test. How to pass the Rigorous Common Core ELA Reading Test! 

Common Core Reading assessments comprise 2 critical reading domains that are key to students success and reading comprehension. Direct instruction of Tier 1, 2 and 3 Academic reading vocabulary and word analysis strategies are neglected or barely covered in an effective way in most mass market published reading programs. Students that fail Common Core Reading assessments usually have vast deficits of knowledge and understanding of Tier 1, 2 and 3 Academic Reading Vocabulary plus low or no skills with word analysis.

The new more rigorous testing formats and questions structures are sometimes written poorly and difficult for teachers to answer correctly. Students will struggle with the new format without exposure and practice. 

New Reading Comprehension Response Mechanism and Question Structures That Students Must Understand and Practice Daily

Grade 3 PARCC Reading released test
Grade 3 PARCC Reading released test
Grade 4 PARCC Reading released test
Grade 4 PARCC Reading released test
Grade 5 PARCC Reading released test
Grade 5 PARCC Reading released test
Grade 6 PARCC Reading released test
Grade 6 PARCC Reading released test
Grade 7 PARCC Reading released test
Grade 7 PARCC Reading released test
Grade 8 PARCC Reading released test
Grade 8 PARCC Reading released test
Grade 9 PARCC Reading released test
Grade 9 PARCC Reading released test
Grade 10 PARCC Reading released test
Grade 10 PARCC Reading released test
Grade 11 PARCC Reading released test
Grade 11 PARCC Reading released test
Guide to the Sample Tests

1. One‐Part Hot Text 
2. Multiple Choice 
3. Open Response 
4. Multi‐Select
5. Evidence‐Based Selected Response
6. Two‐Part Hot Text
7. Editing Task Questions
8. Technology Enhanced Constructed Response (TECR) Grid Select
9. Prose Constructed Response (PCR)

Common Core Released PARCC Reading Test Passages with EBSR 2 Part DOK Level 2 and 3 Test Questions!



5 Domains of Reading | The reading process requires phonemic awareness, phonics development, daily reading fluency drills, guided vocabulary practice (tier 1, 2, and 3-word work), word analysis strategies and reading comprehension refinement.

1. Reading Vocabulary: Tier 1, 2, and 3: the corpus or body of words students must understand in order to read text with fluency and comprehension.

Tier 1 Academic Vocabulary: Basic words that commonly appear in spoken language. Because they are heard frequently in numerous contexts and with nonverbal communication, Tier 1 words rarely require explicit instruction. Examples of Tier 1 words are clock, baby, happy and walk.

Tier 2 Academic Vocabulary: Less high-frequency words used by mature language users across several academic content areas. Because of their lack of redundancy in oral language and their multiple-meaning or descriptive nature, Tier 2 words present challenges to students who primarily meet them in print and on tests. Examples of Tier 2 words are obvious, complex, establish and verify. Blooms and Webb's DOK verbs are integral to any successful reading instruction or intervention.


Tier 3 Academic Vocabulary: Low-Frequency words that are not frequently used except in specific academic content areas or domains. Tier 3 words are central to building backgrounds knowledge and conceptual understanding within the various academic domains and should be integral to the instruction of content. Medical, legal, biology and mathematics terms are all examples of these words.


There are four types of vocabulary used in school. • listening • speaking • reading • spelling/writing 


Word analysis: Word Analysis is the skill of breaking down words into component parts and the knowledge of the individual meanings and spellings of prefixes, root words, and suffixes. Word Analysis is the process of breaking down words into smaller parts in order to gain a better understanding of the connotation or denotation of words to understand the author's purpose and meaning. 


Teaching word analysis: Common Core State Standards for Word Analysis:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.10 Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.5 Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

[PDF]Student Workbook: Word Analysis
Los Angeles City CollegePages intended to be reproduced for students activities may be ... Word Analysis refers to strategies used to figure out the meaning of unfamiliar words. In this ...

[PDF]Vocabulary Vocabulary - Florida Center for Reading Research
4-5 Student Center Activities: Vocabulary. Objective ... The student will identify the meaning of words and word-related information using a dictionary. Materials.

[PDF]Understand Word Analysis Skills & Strategies
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[PDF]Word Analysis
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[PDF]Word Analysis - California Department of Education
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English Standards of Learning Resources; Vocabulary
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[PDF]WORD KNOWLEDG E Semantic Feature Analysis
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[PDF]Skill Lessons – Prefixes and Suffixes - Book Units Teacher
phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. a. Identify and know the meaningof the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes. b. Decode words ...

[PDF]Pedagogy Overview: Structural Analysis - Lexia Learning
Structural analysis enhances the ability to identify words as well as build vocabulary ... In Lexia Reading Core5, structural analysis activities include work on ...

[PDF]Structural Analysis Strategy Guide
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[PDF]Word Work Strategies to Develop Decoding Skills for ...
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[PDF]Word Work: Working Across the Lesson
1. Word Work: Working Across the Lesson. Patsy Conner. University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Reading Recovery Teacher Leader pjconner@ualr.edu.

[PDF]Literacy Work Stations - Questar.org
Literacy Work Stations: To provide a means to implement quality independent practice of ... Traditional Learning Centers. Literacy Work ... in guided reading, writing groups or mini-lessons .... learn to decode and spell single syllable words.

[PDF]Understand Word Analysis Skills & Strategies
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[PDF]MODULE 1 WORD STRUCTURE ANALYSIS: - McGraw Hill ...
vocabulary: using the parts of a word to unlock its meaning. .... Word structure analysis is just what it sounds like: using the structure, or parts, of a word to figure ...

[PDF]Vocabulary Vocabulary - Florida Center for Reading Research
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[PDF]Word Analysis - Florida Center for Reading Research
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[PDF]DesCartes (Combined) Subject: Reading Goal: Word ...
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[PDF]Structural Analysis: Common Word Parts - Lethbridge College
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[PDF]Structural Analysis Strategy Guide
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[PDF]Sylvia Greene's Informal Word Analysis Inventory - LINCS
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[PDF]Bruce's Word Analysis Test (PDF version) - Balanced Reading
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[PDF]Word Analysis - California Department of Education
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2. Phonemic Awareness: Phonemic awareness is a subset of phonological awareness in which listeners are able to hear, identify and manipulate phonemes, the smallest units of sound that can differentiate meaning. Separating the spoken word "cat" into three distinct phonemes, /k/, /æ/, and /t/, requires phonemic awareness.

3. Synthetic phonics (UK) or blended phonics (US), also known as inductive phonics: the study and use of sound/spelling correspondences to help students identify written words. Phonics instruction teaches students the relationship between letters and speech sounds. 


4. Reading Fluency: is the skill to read written text correctly, quickly, with proper tone, intonation, and expression. Fluent Sight-readers use syntax, prediction, phrasing, decoding and word attack skills automatically when reading an unknown text.

5. Reading Comprehension: Reading comprehension is the ability to read text, process it and understand its meaning. An individual's ability to comprehend text is influenced by their traits and skills, one of which is the ability to make inferences. If word recognition is difficult, students use too much of their processing capacity to read individual words, which interferes with their ability to comprehend what is read. There are a number of approaches to improve reading comprehension, including improving one's vocabulary and reading strategies.

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