Sunday, September 12, 2010

Reading Goals

I strongly believe that students should track their progress and know where they stand at all times.  I use this Reading graph in my classroom each year.  I do running records on each of my students, and place them into small, flexible groups based on their F/P levels.  I assess the children quarterly, or when I notice they seem to really be improving during group.  The kids track their data in their own, individual data binders.  Anything that is important enough to track in the data binders must also be tracked as a whole class on the wall (ie: this Reading graph).  My students really take ownership for their learning and progress.  Parents love it because they can see how their children are doing at any given time.  This graph shows the goal at the top: All students will read and comprehend at a level I or higher by the end of the year.  Level I is the recommended goal for first graders, EOY (update: level J is the new recommendation).  To take a peek at how I organize my data binders by clicking the link above!


Mrs. S said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for sharing about this. Our Principal wants us to do something similiar, but we are really struggling with posting this information for everyone to please answer a few questions for me. 1. Do you post students names on the poster for everyone to see which level they are reading on? 2. If you don't post names, how to you chart individual student info and protect their privacy?

Thanks!! BTW, I just found your blog tonight and I am loving all of the information that you have shared! Thank you!

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I am wondering the exact same info as Mrs. S. is. How do you keep this info. private??


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