Initial Reading Assessments in the Classroom
At the beginning of ever school year we spend a great deal of time getting to know our students … as they get to know one another, as well as their teachers and new surroundings!
It’s a balance of:
a) Learning from day 1(!)
b) Ice Breakers & Getting-to-Know-You-Activities
c) Establishing Routines, Expectations & Rules
d) Organizing our space, materials, day, etc.
e) Carrying out both Formal & Informal Assessments
f) & so much more 😉
In thinking about September I sent a “Tweet Out” the other day looking for suggestions regarding reading assessments in the classroom.
I was looking for something authentic, practical, efficient and “free”. I was looking for something just to use as a “springboard” … to help me get me feet wet …. because as we all know assessments (both informal and formal) are ongoing and organic.
I love Twitter & was fortunate enough to have received many responses. … So now I want to share with you what some of my Tweeter Friends have shared with me (with a special thanks to @mitcheta3477 among others)!
(I would love to see any additional resources as well!)
& .. of course, if you are a fly on my classroom wall in September you will see me carrying out several initial assessments – including reading assessments.
For Your Consideration: Reading Assessments:
- “Free articles and tools”: http://www.interventioncentral.org/
- Oral Fluency Assessment http://t.co/Daht8SX
- “Curriculum-Based Measurement Warehouse”: http://t.co/5blxb5D
- With “Leveled Books” you can make your own here: http://t.co/wqcYZq4
- “The Balanced Reading Teacher”: http://bit.ly/mJPeVf
- “The Abecedarian Reading Assessment”: http://www.balancedreading.com/assessment/abecedarian.html
- “Placement Tests” http://bit.ly/1dX1C0
- “Informal Reading Assessments”: http://bit.ly/mjFw7d