Use the following scenario from The IRIS Center to complete the tasks below:
Jose is a new student in the fifth grade. It is April and this is the third school Jose has been in this year. Jose adapts well to change, has a positive attitude toward school, and appears to have made friends at his new school. Jose does well in math and enjoys science and social studies. In the area of reading, Jose is able to easily decode unfamiliar words and reads with good expression. However, in the area of comprehension, Jose has difficulty answering questions that require reasoning and total understanding of the story. Jose also has difficulty identifying the main components of a story. Jose’s teacher, Ms. Lundy, states that although he enjoys reading and does not seem to be frustrated, he will not ask for help when needed, thus his reading grade is beginning to suffer. Ms. Lundy has the following instructional goals for Jose:
Given a reading passage on his instructional level, Jose will answer inferential and evaluative comprehension questions; Given a reading passage on his instructional level, Jose will recall the main story elements.
Paulsen, K., & the IRIS Center. (2004).Comprehension & vocabulary: Grades 3-5.
Research three strategies regarding comprehension instruction that will assist Jose in reaching his goals.
In 500-750 words, decide which of Jose’s goals you would address first and explain why. For each goal, identify a strategy and explain why or how it will assist Jose in reaching his goals.