Best Way for Reading Assessment
*need to know the level-teachers use assessment tools to regurlary
Best way to test phonics
-Phonemic awareness tests (hearing the sounds)-running records
Strategies for testing
-assess through reading and writing
Best way to test vocabulary
-Classroom activites (games)-Reading logs (write)-Grand discussion (what they say)
Best way to test comprehension
-grand discussion-read students’ reading logs enries-IRI’s (Individual Reading Interest/ Inventory)
Best way to test Literature
-literature experiences*projects*grand converstations*reading logs
Testing in content-area studies
-units-learning logs-classroom activites (can observe)-projects
Best way to test oral alnguage
-individual reading inventory (to determind ind. instrution or frus.
Testing Writing
Testing spelling
-categorize mistakes-weekly test
Guidelines for testing
-use teach-asses cycle-identify reading levels-choose that right tools-make sure you know what students CAN do-use a variety of contexts-examine processess-observe-conferences-asses (involve family)-use self-assessment
How to monitor students’ progress
-observe students as tey read & write-take anecdotal notes-conference with student-collect students’ work sample
Chain or Cicular Story
Plot is interlined so that the ending leads back to the beginning.
Cumulative Story
Each time a new ecent occurs, all previous events inthe story are repeated.
Familiar Sequence
Organized by recognizable theme, such as: days of the week
Pattern Stories
scenes are repeated with some variation
Question and Answer
the same or similar questions are repeated throughout the story
Repetition of Phrase
Word order in a phrase or sentence is repeated.
Rhyming words, refrains, or patterns are used throughout the story.
Familiar songs with predictable elements, such as repetitive phrase.