EOG Thought #1
Are you reading the questions and/or answer choices out loud to your students? If so.... I ask, "Why?" Unless your answer is "to stop and model/think aloud HOW to read slowly, reread, interpret, and restate questions" or unless your answer is "because my group has a read aloud modification in Math" -- then I'm going to suggest you stop. Reading questions and answers out loud to students deprives them of the opportunity to practice doing it themselves. Now, in order to practice something, they need to be taught first, right? So, talk to students about the language, structure, etc. of the questions. Model a few and show them how you "translate" them. But then require students to read them independently. Of course you can go back to them to reread or to clear up confusion. But make them do the work.