This is an update to an earlier posting last quarter to remind students and parents of the change in the number of KidBiz articles due each month. For the 2nd quarter there will be a minimum of 8 KidBiz articles due per month. Each and every week there is a minimum of 2 articles. If you would like to keep practicing and do more, remember the 5 steps (listed below). Remember, quality, not quantity will move you ahead. If you would like to earn Pizza Hut coupons, then 8 of the articles must have a score of 75% and above. Happy reading!...
Webling is fortunate to have the KidBiz 3000 reading program available for students to access at home to improve their reading of non-fiction. All students have taken their placement tests and begun reading their first article. We will work in the lab at least once a month and students may have a little time to work in class. They should be independently working at home to complete at least two articles every week. An assessment will be given quarterly to track progress. We ask parents' assistance in reminding students to complete the articles and to follow the 5 steps listed at the top tabs on each lesson:
1) Answer the Before Reading Poll,
2) Read the Article (Take notes by highlighting, summarizing, or questioning),
3) Complete the Activity (Refer back to article - DON'T GUESS. Gains are made only when students score 75% and above on the 1st try.),
4) Answer the After Reading Poll,
5) Complete the Thought Question (Answer the questions thoroughly. Click on the blue Include in Your Answer box below the question to see the criteria for your response, i.e. 2 paragraphs, use specific vocabulary words in the article, etc.).
Only by following the structure laid out by the program will your child see gains. After completing 40 articles with their best efforts, it is possible to show reading comprehension growth of one grade level. If they rush through an article just to get it done, they often waste their time and end up with poor scores. Students will only receive credit for work done well. Parents, thank you for your assistance.