The first is a strategy for resolving confusion between the letters b and d, a very common problem among both young and disabled readers. This material has been extracted from the full Stevenson Program but can be used separately.
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The second item, the Group Game, is an excellent strategy for making sure that all students in a reading group are paying attention even if only one is reading aloud. Again, this strategy is built into the Stevenson Program, but could be used in any class. These resources will give you a small taste of our teaching techniques.
Additional Decoding Tests for Progress Monitoring (to Supplement Stevenson Mastery/Management Tests)
These tests are designed to supplement the Mastery/Management Tests. They provide additional opportunities to assess the decoding skill of your Stevenson students. Currently many schools require teachers to monitor the progress of each student frequently to determine if a particular reading intervention is working, and these easy-to-administer tests will significantly increase the frequency with which assessments can be made. They are free, but only teachers who have already acquired the Beginning Green Level or the Basic Blue Level Mastery Management Test Manual and Test Booklet are given permission to use them. They are in PDF format and can be printed and photocopied.
We created some word lists that can be used as a very simple assessment for students in the Overlapping Strategy. The assessment is very easy to administer, and it will help you determine the decoding skills of the students before they begin the Overlapping Strategy, and after they have completed the Basic Blue Level. (You can also re-administer the test during the process if you choose.) The tests are not standardized, nor are they intended to be a complete inventory of phonics skills. However, they can serve as a useful tool in guiding your instruction and in demonstrating your students' progress. Open the pdf file below, and you will find suggestions on the first four pages and the word lists on the last two.
These assessments tools were created from Stevenson practice reading passages through the Intervention Central website. We are grateful to Sally Kovar from the NW Ohio Educational Service Center for creating these in Interventional Central and then turning them into pdf files to share with all of us. Such cooperation is essential in education today. If you are not familiar with Intervention Central, check it out on your internet browser. It offers excellent FREE resources. The following pdf files are all from Beginning Green Level material. They are not fully edited yet, so there may be a few typos, which we will eventually correct. However, you might prefer to correct the errors yourself and start using these assessments now. In the future we will also add some Basic Blue Level items - thanks again to Sally.
As the title suggests, these books serve several purposes. Below you will find three PDF files that contain drafts of early sections of the books. We suggest you read the top PDF file first, titled The Role of the Multipurpose Multisyllable Books in the Stevenson Program and When to Use Them. Then you can examine Lesson One of the teacher's manual, the second PDF file. The third PDF file is a copy of the student's material. We intend to add a new lesson every month or two.
This material will eventually be published in book form. You may download,