Why have I received an e-mail saying that one or more of my students need attention?
What does this message mean?
Occasionally, a student isn't able to achieve the 85% accuracy pass mark in the 'end of unit test' in Supershark, (automatic progression). To maintain motivation, after a maximum of 4 cycles of 6 games they are still automatically moved on to the next list, but this triggers an e-mail that is sent to the teacher advising that the student may need attention.
Checking a student's results
Take a look at the ‘Group Summary Report’ to give you a quick view of
the student’s progress. Clicking on the link under their name will take you to
their individual unit progress report. This will identify which individual
lists need more attention. See Progress Reports.
Ways to help the student/s
Do consider that a less able speller may
greatly benefit from discussion on a particular letter pattern, spelling
concept or rule which has caused the difficulty. Otherwise, where a student has difficulty you have several options:
- Check their progress report for
Supershark and identify the list(s) that have caused difficulty. Click on the
error column with hyperlink to see the actual mistakes they have made. Once
they understand the teaching point, find a suitable list(s) from the published
courses (or create your own) to set as work. Advise on setting work can be found here while advice on creating own lists as set work is here.
- You could – after going over the
teaching point with them - move the student back within Supershark – to
repeat the unit or an alternative unit but only if you feel this would not be demotivating. See how to 'Change Level - Supershark'.
- Turn Free Play on for the student to
allow them to access the same lists in the Wordshark course so they can get
more practice before continuing in Supershark. See here for more information. (You can edit the available
courses from the ‘Manage Group’ section and 'Turn off/on courses) Unlike
the Supershark course and set work, free play doesn’t currently enforce
any spell check games so a student needs actively to select one of the games;
spell check, maze spell check or moving spell check. As the progress reports
are based on these games if a student hasn’t played one, the unit and word list
reports won’t reflect any data. In this case you would need to check the ‘Game
Play’ report. This will give details of all games played, dates and times of
games played along with scores and number of errors.
Removing (archiving) students
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Simple method to add a student and a group
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Where can I find my students' login details?
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Switch on access to all courses for students (Free Play)
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