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Organizing Comprehension Passages for RTI

ReadWorks Comprehension passages for RTI

Do you assess comprehension for RTI?  We do at our school and we don't use a computer program.  Therefore, I had to find a place to get comprehension passages for my teachers to easily use that had quality questions and a mix of question types.  ReadWorks was just the place!

Organizing Comprehension Passages for RTI in Binders

Once I found a place that had the passages that I liked, then I needed to have the passages ready and easily accessible for my teachers to use.  They do not have time to be hunting down passages.  Also, for RTI, I want consistency.  Each week, the teachers for each grade level need to be assessing on the same passages so graphing is more accurate across the grades.  I printed off the passages that we needed to get us through our cycles of 10 and 12 weeks.  Then all the passages were place into one large notebook to house them all.  The notebook is in a place that is accessible to all the teachers who may need it so it is easy for them to get their copies made.

Organizing Comprehension Passages into a binder for RTI

To keep it organized, I used plastic tabbed dividers.  Each grade level is separated, plus I included literacy and informational text passages.  I try to make it to where teachers can go right in and find what they need quickly and easy for them to put the originals in the correct place too.

Organizing Comprehension Passages into a binder for RTI

ReadWorks has really great passages and a LOT of them!  But even better is that they use a variety of questions.  Each passage that is in the book has multiple choice questions and short answer questions where students must prove their answers with evidence from the text.  One more thing about ReadWorks- it is free to use!  Just sign up and you are good to go!

Organizing Comprehension Passages into a binder for RTI

Having everyone using the same passages makes graphing student progress each week mean more because everyone is being assessed on the same text.  More fidelity in the results.  

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12 comments:

  1. Every school needs a you! Great idea to put the passages in a binder with tabs!

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    1. Aww, you are too kind, Lori!! Thank you for that!

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  2. I swoon over your binder! Maybe that will be one of my summer Monday Made Its. :)
    Alyce

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    1. That would make a great Monday Made It, Alyce! Good luck with that. :)

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  3. I use readworks.org in my intervention class and keep track of the data. I love readworks!! :) I also really, really love the binders you created.

    Quick question---how do you use the data collected to inform your RTI groups? Do you or the teachers break down the tests to determine what specific deficits the students have, which ultimately determines the group they are placed in? For example......5 kids missed question number 6, so they are in a main ideas and details group? Or do you, just place kids in a group if the score poorly on assessments?

    Just trying to strengthen our MTSS (RTI) groups. We struggle with comprehension grouping......

    Katie
    Mind Sparks

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    1. Isn't readworks great? Love that site! I sent you an email about RtI. :)

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  4. You told me about roadworks.org and it has been so helpful!!! We use a strategy called SRRP- survey, read questions, read the passage, prove your answers! I love how you organized them!!!

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    1. Bridget, that is a great strategy to use too! I am glad that you like readworks!

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  5. Love, love, love your blog!! So many great ideas.

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    1. That is so nice of you to say, Elizabeth!! Thank you for that!

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  6. My school does not assess comprehension. Well, I take that back. In 2nd and 3rd they use the MAZE. I think it asks kids to read a passage with missing words and the student supplies a word that makes sense. I think I like your way better!

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    1. I am not a huge fan of MAZE either, Tammy. I really like the passages and questions better.

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