MAP Reading assessment report will include each
student's Lexile score. (Students also receive Lexile scores on
their California Standards
Tests.) This score may be used as a guide when
choosing books at an appropriate reading level for
Resources on the Lexile Website
- Use the
Booksearch Tool to find the best materials or
to check the Lexile level of books students have
Power Vocabulary For every book listed
in this section you can print a list of
vocabulary words and activities to help students
learn the words and their meanings.
Pathfinders provides lists of books and
their corresponding Lexile level categorized by
interest, author, or series.
for goal setting can help students:
bridge between work, effort and accomplishment
Experience rewards for effort
you're on the same team working for success.
enthusiasm for achieving. (Video game mentality to reach
new levels is on our side this time!)
resource that provides insight and tools to understand how
to motivate students who are unmotivated, Allen N. Mendler
has written an excellent book titled:
Motivating Students Who
Don't Care, Successful Techniques for Educators.
(To purchase this book from the publisher, click on the
title to go to the National Educational Service website.)
Helping Children Discover their Interests
This survey for parents and
students can help you find strategies to build real world
connections that are engaging for specific students in your
Multiple Intelligences Survey by Walter McKenzie
(Note there is a link for a print version at the bottom of
the page. The vocabulary and concepts are targeted at upper
elementary and above.)
Index of Learning Styles Questionnaire by
Barbara A. Soloman
Learning Styles and Strategies Interpretation page
At this site, students fill in the questionnaire online and
receive immediate results which can be printed. The
interpretation page gives strategies to help students with
different learning styles become successful. The vocabulary
is upper elementary and above.
This upper elementary/middle
school inventory focuses more on career interests, but it
can provide information that is helpful as you develop
curriculum to engage reluctant learners.
Learning Styles This inventory is somewhat easier
than those above.
Hemispheric Dominance Survey: This survey
gives a summary description as well as detailed strategies
to the student.
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