ORI SSE Survey & ZPD Retesting

Today we have a busy day! 🙂

Please start by completing Oregon Research Institute’s School Social Environments (ORI SSE) survey – please make sure I have checked you off before you move onto anything else.

Then, would you please complete the ZPD retesting for your 3rd trimester AR book range.  I hope to have the new range to you by the end of the week.

Once all of that is done you will have the following choices to choose from:

  • Take a stress test:  Are you stressed? Take a few moments to find out…
  • Play the NASA Station Spacewalk Game:   In Station Spacewalk Game you’ll experience the thrill of conducting NASA repair work on the International Space Station. After negotiating your way through the airlock, you, the astronaut, will be tasked with jobs critical to help power up the space station so it can continue to operate. First take your time to explore the station, but then it’s time to get to work. You’ll have to move quickly and carefully, with a limited quantity of oxygen you must complete your Extravehicular Activities (EVAs) and get back into the airlock before your air supply runs out.
  • Choose Your Own Adventure:  Choose the game, make the decisions. determine how to story flows.  Use the incredible array of “choose your own adventure” links found on Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day and select a story to finish.  If you find a site that you think others will like, add the URL as a comment below – I’ll add it to the class wiki page for quick reference.
If none of these options appeal to you, feel free to complete your AR book and get a jump on the 3rd trimester reading requirements! 🙂


2 thoughts on “ORI SSE Survey & ZPD Retesting

    • Maxx, you have asked an excellent question. There are many reasons we can’t play more games in class; however, what it ultimately comes down to is this – what is the educational value of the task/assignment/project. In this class, everything centers around reading and/or the support of reading instruction. So the games that we play must improve reading skills either through increasing fluency, building vocabulary, or the development of comprehension skills. So if you want to play games – please help me find games that will support your reading and writing growth (writing is a key component of supporting reading skills). Once we have the games, then we can figure out a way to provide more time for them.

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