Orange Dot Goals

  • Your child is now an Orange Dot Reader!! So far your child has learned the art of story telling (Emergent Reading Goals) and beginning reading skills (Red/Red Plus Dot Goals). Now your child is ready to learn more in depth reading strategies. 

    While reading Orange Dot Books your child will be learning the importance of locating words they know, and learning beginning strategies to figure out tricky words. Below you will find the goals your child will be working on while reading Orange Dot Books.

    1.     Use graphophonic information:

    a.     Use the first letter of the word to help you.

    b.     Check the pictures and use the first letter of the word to help you.

    c.     Think about what’s happening in the book right now and use the first letter of the word to help.

    d.     Could it be (child’s miscue) or (actual text)?

    e.     Does that look right and make sense?

    f.      Expect and compliment slowing down to solve a word, then picking up speed again.

    2.     Use and locate known words:

    a.     What word(s) do you know by heart?

    b.     Expect and compliment instant recognition of easy high frequency words when reading.

    3.     Integrate sources of information:

    a.     Read it again and see if it sounds like book language.

    b.     Read it again and see if it makes sense.

    c.     Does that sound right and make sense?

    d.     Does that look right and make sense?

    4.     Use the pattern as a source of information:

    a.     Watch how I read and listen for the pattern because that helps me with the words.

    b.     Use the first part of the sentence to predict the next word(s).

    c.     Notice the repeating words/pattern in this story.

    d.     How does this story go?

    5.     Use pictures, story, or personal experiences to make predictions. Integrates sources of information:

    a.     Notice how I make a prediction about what will happen next using… (picture, story, or personal experience).

    b.     Look at ***** and make a prediction about what will happen next.

    c.     What do you think will happen next?

    6.     Read with fluency:

    a.     Listen as I read this part smoothly… now you try it.

    b.     Reread that part in a smooth voice.

    c.     Make it sound smooth.

    d.     Can you try reading it without your finger? This will help you read more smoothly.

    7.     Retells and summarizes

    a.     Let’s think about the title and look back through the pages to help us think about what happened in the story…

    b.     Can you predict what will happen after reading this far in the story?

    c.     What was the book about?

    8.     Making Inferences

    a.     Watch how I find information in the story (or pictures) to support my idea about this story.

    b.     Why did you say that? Show me evidence on this page.

    c.     Show me evidence that tells why you have that idea.

    (These Goals were adapted from the TC writing & reading project)