Answer simple literal comprehension questions immediately following a page read aloud from a _______ grade level book.
Criterion for Mastery
80% for five consecutive school days
Data Collection Procedures
Percentage Data (divide the number of correct, unprompted responses by the number of total questions asked)
Use these embedded discrete trial procedures:
Antecedent: Read one page or small section of the book aloud to the student (or have the student read independently). Ask a literal comprehension question.
Prompt (if necessary): If the student does not respond correctly, restate or rephrase the question to see if the student can self-correct. If the student still cannot answer correctly provide least-to-most prompts using the following hierarchy:
a. Reread the sentence from the book that includes the answer and restate the question.
b. Provide a fill-in. For example, if the question was, “What did the family eat at the picnic?” say “The family ate ________.” The fill-in can also be provided in written format giving the student the opportunity to write the answer instead of saying the answer.
c. If there is a picture that shows the answer, point to the picture after you ask the question.
d. Use modeling/request imitation by supplying the answer and having the student repeat the answer. Then restate the question again to give the student an opportunity to respond without the model.
Behavior: The student supplies the correct answer.
Consequence: After the student responds correctly, provide positive reinforcement.