Reading Assessment. INTRODUCTION. From the reading: SELF-ASSESSMENT Discuss the self-assessment questionnaire What did you like about it? What didn’t you like about it? Was it helpful? Why?. Brainstroming: Characteristics of Successful readers. What do we know about a successful reader?
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A woman in a supermarket is following a grandfather and his badly-behaved grandson. He has his hands full with the child screaming for sweets, biscuits, all sorts of things. The grandad is saying in a controlled voice: "Easy, William, we won't be long . . . easy boy."
Another outburst and she hears the grandad calmly say : "It's okay William. Just a couple more minutes and we'll be out of here. Hang in there, boy."
At the checkout the little horror is throwing items out of the trolley. Grandad says again in a controlled voice : "William, William, relax buddy, don't get upset. We'll be home in five minutes, stay cool William."
Very impressed, she goes outside to where the grandfather is loading his groceries and the boy into the car. She says :
"It's none of my business, but you were amazing in there. I don't know how you did it. That whole time you kept your composure, and no matter how loud and disruptive he got, you just calmly kept saying things would be okay. William is very lucky to have you as his grandad."
“Thanks,” says the grandpa.
“But I am William.
The little bastard’s name is Kevin.”
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Micro skills vs. Macro skills Bottom-up vs. Top-down
such as visual aids, audio, graphic organizer, you understand better.
Let’s try to read the following
Just knowing the title of the text helps understand better.
What do you need to understand the instruction better?
“Drawing a Cat”
Traditional: Student work, such as a quiz, test, or written report, is handed in, evaluated and graded, and then returned to the student.
-->The student earns a score but gains no understanding of how assessment works.
A hallmark of the successful reader is the ability to monitor his or her reading and conduct an ongoing assessment of reading progress (Pressley and Afflerbach, 1995).
-->A good start is asking and modeling simple and straightforward assessment questions and helping students learn to ask them and answer them independently.
Use the textbook you brought to create a scaffolding activity for students to learn how to self-assess.