I can not really explain it because it is HUGE! It is not new curriculum, but rather a new approach to teaching that engages the whole child… even your “busy” ones. If you have ever had that moment in your class where you look around and ask, “Where is your teacher?” you might be interested in looking into this approach. If you are interested in learning more you can look at the link I provided above… amazing!Did I mention this was a 12 hour car ride? I went down with the Fab 4 (well… 3 of the 4)! Can I just tell you how much I LOVED my 4 days with these ladies? Laughed, laughed, laughed. And THEN… the sweet and SPICY Mrs. Carroll joined us for dinner one night. Did I mention she drove a few hours to meet up with us… after a day of training? Wonder Woman.. just prettier!
|Me, Becky, Lori, Cara, and Kay Beth… plus alligator friend!|
Here is a post from WAAYYY back! I am preparing some stuff (AKA as really important information) about assessment and I remembered this post!
Originally posted December 7, 2011
Here is what we are doing for our end of semester assessments.The DRA (the first one we have given to our kids this year).
I will be sending this document home with the report cards to help explain it. If you use reading levels at your school and provide the data to the parents, it is important that you explain it. These are two-sided brochures that explains what each reading level looks like.
(Sadly, I no longer have the Microsoft Publisher document~such a long and ridiculously dumb story on my part)… But at least I have the PDF version!!!
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You can find the parent’s guide for FREE at the end of this post.
We will conduct our second formal writing assessment. We will use this tool to score it.
|Grab your copy from Google Docs|
I have just completed my Communications Arts Assessments with are aligned with the Common Core Standards.
You can get your blank copy HERE. Once you download it to your computer, it should look right! It will look a little goofy in Google Docs.
AND another thing… I just remembered this document for running records. You can use this with any book and you do not need to know the word count ahead of time. Simply put a check mark in each box. When all of the boxes are filled up, you have 100 words… % without the need of a calculator. Use the bottom for a comprehension check. We have had a version of this floating around my building for a while. The original was a horrible copy, so I retyped it a long time ago. I’m not sure where the original idea came from… but we LOVE it!
If you grabbed any of these documents and like them, please leave a comment.
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Happy Throwback Thursday!