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Open Court Reading 2000/2002
Subtest Sample Pages

OCR Teacher Manual

Comprehension Subtest

The Reading Comprehension section checks students' understanding of the passage. Students read the selection silently by themselves and answer questions related to its content, returning to the text for clarification when necessary.

OCR 2000/2002 Comprehension Passage Grade 2 Unit 1 (pdf)
OCR 2000/2002 Comprehension Questions Grade 2 Unit 1 (pdf)

Checking Skills Subtest

Checking Skills monitors students' progress with the grammar, usage, and mechanics taught in the unit. Skills assessed are selected from the "English Language Conventions" component.

OCR 2000/2002 Checking Skills Grade 2 Unit 1 (pdf)

Spelling Subtest

The Spelling section monitors students' progress in their use of the English sound/spelling system. The words chosen in this section of the Skills Assessments are obtained from the "Phonics and Fluency," "About the Words," and "Spelling and Dictation" lessons in OCR 2000, or the "Spelling" lists, "Word Knowledge," "About the Words and Sentences," and "Phonics and Fluency" sections in OCR 2002.

OCR 2000/2002 Spelling Grade 2 Unit 1 (pdf)

OCR Student Manual

Vocabulary Subtest

This section of the Skills Assessments monitors students' vocabulary development. Words used in the Vocabulary section are taken from the anthology words in the teacher's editions.

OCR 2000/2002 Vocabulary Grade 2 Unit 1 pg. 1 (pdf)
OCR 2000/2002 Vocabulary Grade 2 Unit 1 pg. 2 (pdf)

Writing Prompts Subtest

The Writing section monitors students' progress in attaining grade-level writing standards. In developing the writing prompts, the following were considered: California's English-Language Arts Content Standards, the writing process skills taught in the unit, the writing links in the red and blue sections, the writing assessment genre established by the publisher, and the thematic link.

OCR 2000/2002 Writing Directions Grade 2 Unit 1 (pdf)
OCR 2000/2002 Writing Prompt Grade 2 Unit 1 (pdf)

Fluency Subtest

Fluency passages are designed to provide ongoing monitoring of students' ability to read quickly and decode words effortlessly on an initial, cold read. The passages reflect end-of-year readability and grade level expectations (based on the Flesch-Kincaid measure provided in the 2000 version, v.X, of Microsoft Word).

OCR 2000/2002 Fluency Directions Grade 2 Unit 1 (pdf)
OCR 2000/2002 Fluency Passage Grade 2 Unit 1 (pdf)