I was talking with a colleague today about analyzing the benchmark running record. "I don't think I need to. It doesn't help me." I'm sad about that.
When you can analyze a miscue, you can determine WHY the student made the mistake.
During a refresher training for back to school, I told the teachers we were going to look at MSV and, I swear, you could hear the "dun, dun, dun" ominous soundtrack in the background. Honestly, I know they can be tricky, but like everything else, the more you use it, the easier it is.
3 Possible MiscuesMeaning (or Semantic) Errors - Does it make sense?
MSV Teacher Deskplate
You can analyze using MSV, now what?
- Picture Focus
- Sequence Activities
- What can it be? Games with predictions, drawing conclusions, and inferences.
- Bubble Map (to build prior knowledge)
- Semantic Gradients (to understand the difference between cold, chilly, and icy)
- Context Cues (using the other words in the sentence to help determine unknown word)
- Make Connections
- Does this sound right? (give them examples and non-examples so they can learn to distinguish)
- Sequencing Activities
- Grammar lessons
- Synonym Activities
- Text signals - punctuation
- Sentence Fragments (determining whole and parts)
- Frame it (one finger on each side of the word to form a frame)
- What would you expect to hear at the beginning, in the middle, at the end?
- Can you find the word with the same beginning sound as ...?
- Flip the vowel
- Chucking (If you know, then you know)
- Confused words (saw/was - of/off - for/from - were/where)
- Syllables (talk about vowel relationships to syllables)
- Rhymes or word families.