Exciting Strategies for GED Test Preparation Instruction

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Interactive workshop with GED Test Preparation instructors. Provided by The Literacy Cooperative in Cleveland, Ohio.

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1. Exciting Strategies for 2014GED Test Prep Instruction24 OCTOBER 2014 2. Presenter:Meagen FarrellFarrell Ink LLC 3. Instructional Designer & Author 4. Objectives Master Basics of the GED Test Mix and Match GED Test AssessmentTargets Explore at Least Ten Strategies forInterdisciplinary Instruction 5. Our activities connect with the followingResearch-Based Best Practices for Adult Literacy: Participate in and facilitate supportivelearning environments. Use authentic instructional materials. Promote learner persistence.Source: A Framework for Program Improvements in Adult Literacy 6. Basics of the GED TestFourIntertwinedSubjectsStandards-BasedComputer-BasedDepth ofKnowledge 7. What You Will Know? The motto of the Common Core State Standards is______er, _______er, ______er. GED Test items connected to the Depth ofKnowledge Levels: Level One: ____%Levels Two & Three: ____% Level Four: ___% The GED test includes writing: ____ min extended response in Reasoning through LanguageArts. ____ min extended response in Social Studies. ____ short answer responses in Science for ____ min each. 8. Four Intertwined SubjectsReasoningthroughLanguage ArtsScienceSocial StudiesMathematicalReasoning2013 New Readers Press. Used with permission. 9. Content from Real Life ScenariosReasoningthroughLanguage ArtsScienceSocial StudiesMathematicalReasoning2013 New Readers Press. Used with permission. 10. Writing Constructed ResponsesReasoningthroughLanguage ArtsScienceSocial StudiesMathematicalReasoning2013 New Readers Press. Used with permission. 11. Interpreting DataReasoningthroughLanguage ArtsScienceSocial StudiesMathematicalReasoning2013 New Readers Press. Used with permission. 12. Standards Based:(Sound Smart at a Cocktail Party)STANDARDS A list of what students need to know and be able to doin order to advance.COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS (CCSS) Skills standards in English Language Arts &Mathematics used by 47 states and territories. Motto: Fewer, clearer, higherCONTENT STANDARDS Information students need to know in Science,Social Studies, etc.GED ASSESSMENT TARGETS Selection of CCSS and national content standardsthat are measured on the test. 13. Most Test Items Are Aligned To Both:CONTENT TOPIC:Life ScienceSKILL STANDARD: SP.1.b: Determine themeaning of symbols,terms and phrases asthey are used inscientificpresentations. 14. Computer-Based Testing Taking SkillsIn addition to using a mouse, test-takers must: Scroll down a page Navigate between tabs to read pages Select answers from drop-down menus Drag-and-drop answers to a graph, chart or graphicorganizer Use a virtual calculator (TI-30XS) Type two short answers and two extended responses Use basic word processing tools (cut, copy, paste,undo, redo) 15. Sample Test Item2013 GED Testing Service. 16. Depth of KnowledgeMeasures cognitivecomplexity of a task.GED test items: 20% level 1 80% levels 2 & 3Similar to BloomsTaxonomy.1 Verbatim Recall Paraphrasing2 Main point, patterns Identify relationships3 Inference & synthesis Prediction, elaboration4 Generating hypotheses Complex analysis2013 New Readers Press. Used with permission. 17. Questions? 18. Find a Partner Take 5 minutes to discuss the GEDtest. Do you have any new insights forteaching? What are the biggest impactson your students or your program? As a reminder, we discussed: Four Intertwined Subjects Standards-Based Computer-Based Testing Depth of Knowledge2013 New Readers Press. Used with permission. 19. Implications for Instruction Who would like to share? Name one insight about teaching Name one implication for your students Name one effect on your program2013 New Readers Press. Used with permission. 20. 10 MINUTE BREAK 21. MIX & MATCHASSESSMENT TARGETS 22. Lets Take a Closer Look!WE need to know the goals before we can helpstudents achieve them!GED ASSESSMENT TARGETS Selection of CCSS and national content standardsthat are measured on the test. What will students be asked to DO? Skills. What do they need to KNOW? Content.CCSS Motto: Fewer, Clearer, Higher. 23. Remember, Most Test Items Are Aligned To:CONTENT TOPIC: SKILL STANDARD: SP.1.b: Determine themeaning of symbols,terms and phrases asthey are used inscientificpresentations.Life Science, Human Body & Health 24. Activity: Mix & Match1. Select a subject (may re-arrange for at least 3-4people per group).2. Within your group, decide who will be recorder andwho will report back.3. Take some time to skim the major categories ineach subject.4. Select one content target AND one skill targetthat your students need to know.5. Share your decision with the large group. 25. Responses? Questions? 26. TEN STRATEGIES FORINTERDISCIPLINARYINSTRUCTION 27. Remember, Four Intertwined Subjects?ReasoningthroughLanguage ArtsScienceSocial StudiesMathematicalReasoning2013 New Readers Press. Used with permission. 28. Five Interdisciplinary Activities1. Activity 36: Using an Editing Checklist (p. 82-83,192)2. Activity 44: Graph a Text (p. 100-101)3. Activity 29: Traits Web (p. 73)4. Activity 6: Previous Lesson Review: Vocab (p. 42)5. Activity 64: Computer Games: Seriously Fun (p.138) 29. Your Turn!20 minutes to create your own activities: 5 minutes to brainstorm as many instructionalactivities as you can to teach the content and skillstandard you selected. There are no bad ideas! 5 minutes to narrow your list to your top five ideas. 1 minute to select your top activity. 9 minutes to create a very brief skit explaining ormodeling your activity. 30. Report Back: Skits! 31. QUIZ TIME!!! 32. What Do You Know? The motto of the Common Core State Standards is______er, _______er, ______er. GED Test items connected to the Depth ofKnowledge Levels: Level One: ____%Levels Two & Three: ____% Level Four: ___% The GED test includes writing: ____ min extended response in Reasoning through LanguageArts. ____ min extended response in Social Studies. ____ short answer responses in Science for ____ min each. 33. Quiz Answers The motto of the Common Core State Standards is______er, _______er, ______er. GED Test items connected to the Depth ofKnowledge Levels: Level One: ____%Levels Two & Three: ____% Level Four: ___% The GED test includes writing: ____ min extended response in Reasoning through LanguageArts. ____ min extended response in Social Studies. ____ short answer responses in Science for ____ min each. 34. Thank You! Please complete the evaluation! This workshop was developed with the support of TheLiteracy Cooperative of Greater Cleveland.GED is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education andmay not be used without permission. The GED and GED Testing Servicebrands are administered by GED Testing Service LLC under license.

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