SIPPS

8 weeks 2 days ago
As we say farewell to the 2014–2015 school year, we offer a few end-of-year considerations. The SIPPS K–3 and 4–12 Placement Tests These are not designed to be pre- and post-tests. The placement tests are designed to quickly and efficiently assess what your students know, and to place them accurately in the SIPPS program (level and lesson). We will offer a two-part post to...
9 weeks 3 days ago
Every SIPPS level has clear, consistent, and concise routines embedded within each lesson. These instructional routines are intended to produce a choral response among the group of students, so that they are the ones doing the work and training their brains. The SIPPS routines, built on research, are an essential part of the program. For each lesson component these routines are outlined in the... (1)
10 weeks 2 days ago
[SIPPS is] a systematic decoding program that helps developing and struggling readers achieve reading independence and fluency so that they can make meaning of increasingly complex text. The foundational skills taught in SIPPS are one piece of the literacy framework. Teaching these skills coupled with comprehension strategies supports students in not only knowing how to properly decode words,...
11 weeks 4 days ago
We asked several educators the question, “What do you appreciate about the CCC curriculum materials?” Kelly Ferrie, first-grade teacher at Spring Creek Charter School in Florida, shared her thinking with us below. All of it! But to name a few things… Making Meaning The program offers alternative book suggestions, which you can use to reteach the comprehension strategies or... (3)
16 weeks 1 day ago
What can the SIPPS Assessment Tool App do? And how does it work? The SIPPS Assessment Tool is designed to support teachers in managing their SIPPS data. As with all new technologies, we first have to learn how to use the tool effectively in order to manage the data and support instruction. The Learning Technologies team has developed tutorials to provide support on how the SIPPS Assessment Tool...
18 weeks 2 days ago
As we know, students who read a lot become stronger readers. When students transition to trade books from books with strictly controlled vocabulary, they require a wide selection of options that are at just the right level and that appeal to their interests. To meet this need, the Center for the Collaborative Classroom recently reevaluated the organization and content of the SIPPS Fluency...
21 weeks 1 day ago
Parents want to participate in their children’s journeys as they enter and grow in the world of reading. Teachers can help parents understand the role they play is supporting their student’s learning, by sharing the research-based practices provided with the SIPPS materials. Below are resources teachers can share at back-to-school night, parent-teacher conferences, or informally...
22 weeks 4 days ago
If you are first-grade teacher using SIPPS as foundational skills instruction you might be asking yourself: Now what, my first-graders have completed Extension? SIPPS Extension Level focuses on accuracy and automaticity, leading into fluent reading. But accuracy and automaticity are just a small part of being a reader. Students who have completed Extension Level are ready to take off as readers...
25 weeks 4 days ago
With the second part of the school year underway, it’s time to get back in the swing of things by starting back up your SIPPS lessons. One thing I always like to remind myself when I begin teaching SIPPS again is about the intent behind each lesson. Within each lesson, there are clear, consistent, and concise routines. With being so busy with all my other teaching responsibilities, I find...
34 weeks 4 days ago
SIPPS Challenge Level instruction stresses the flexible application of syllabication strategies. For students to be able to be flexible, they have to know the basic concepts. Challenge Lesson 1 provides extensive support to develop or strengthen those concepts.Basic Concept #1: Short Vowels for Spelling-sound RelationshipsKnowledge of the basic spelling-sound relationships is essential for...
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