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Assessment and Conferring within the Balanced Literacy Block. Franklin Schools District Tuesday 29 th June 2010. Presenters: Mr. Chris Lowrey AUSSIE Literacy Consultant chris.lowrey@aussiepd.editure.com. Icebreaker. ‘Guided Reading Millionaire’. Assessments.

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Assessment and conferring within the balanced literacy block

Assessment and Conferring within the Balanced Literacy Block

Franklin Schools District

Tuesday 29th June 2010

Presenters: Mr. Chris Lowrey AUSSIE Literacy Consultant

chris.lowrey@aussiepd.editure.com


Icebreaker
Icebreaker

‘Guided Reading Millionaire’


Assessments
Assessments

  • What assessments are we required to do?

  • Which are the best at informing our instruction?

  • Discuss and compare with a partner

  • List the most valuable.


What are running records
What are Running Records?

  • A running record allows you to assess a student's reading performance as she/he reads from a benchmark book. Benchmark books are books selected for running record assessment purposes.

  • A running record form, with text from the book printed on the form, accompanies each of the benchmark books. Only the first 100 -150 words of the longer benchmark books are used for the upper level running records.

  • A blank running record form is supplied for teachers who wish to perform running records on books other than the benchmark books or for additional text from the upper level benchmark books. 


Processing strategies
Processing Strategies

  • attending and searching

  • anticipating

  • monitoring

  • checking (cross checking)

  • confirming

  • self correcting

    All assist in the meaning making process and when used effectively are interwoven.


Early reading strategies
Early Reading Strategies

  • Attend

  • Search

  • Predict

  • Check

  • Reread

  • Self-correct

Meaning

Structure

Visual



Which strategy
Which Strategy? “call up” automatically

The argle zurped the bordiddy. The bordiddy zapped the argle in the ershot.

  • What did the bordiddy do to the argle?

  • Why?


Which strategy1
Which Strategy? “call up” automatically

  • ho


Assessment and conferring within the balanced literacy block

hot “call up” automatically

hook

hope

house

horizon

hoot

hoist

horse

horizon

honey

honesty

hour

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Which strategy2
Which Strategy? “call up” automatically

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Off came the shoes

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Off came the socks

√ √ √ √ sea/str/str

She paddled in the stream


Running records will only be a useful source for goal setting if
Running records will only be a useful source for goal setting if:

  • They have sufficient errors to show how the students tackles challenging text -90-95% accuracy

  • The running record shows what the child did

  • The student’s errors and self corrections are analyzed.


Assessment and conferring within the balanced literacy block

Questions to ask when a child make an error setting if:

  • Does it make sense? M

  • Is it structurally correct? S

  • Does it look right? V


Assessment and conferring within the balanced literacy block

When a child self corrects was it because….. setting if:

  • It didn’t make sense? M

  • It wasn’t structurally correct? S

  • It didn’t look right? V


Edwin and hazel
Edwin and Hazel setting if:

  • Both read at the same level with the same accuracy level but they have very different learning needs

  • Hazel can… and needs to ….next

  • Edwin can….and needs to… next


Hazel
Hazel setting if:


Edwin
Edwin setting if:



Rory wibble wobble
Rory: Wibble Wobble “call up” automatically

  • What does a running record of a student who uses a range of early strategies look like?

  • Look at Rory’s running record and subsequent analysis.



Assessment and conferring within the balanced literacy block

Page a student’s reading of a text? 26

4-8


Assessment and conferring within the balanced literacy block

Page a student’s reading of a text?27

4-8


Assessment and conferring within the balanced literacy block

What Did This Reader Do? a student’s reading of a text?

Did the reader:

  • Use and monitor meaning? M

  • Use syntax or structure cues? S

  • Use grapho-phonic cues? V

  • How can we use this information to plan and form our groups?


Assessment and conferring within the balanced literacy block

Look at the student’s DRA continuum. a student’s reading of a text?

How can this information , combined with the oral reading, and the written assessment information be used to plan and form guided reading groups?


Assessment and conferring within the balanced literacy block

19 a student’s reading of a text?

Wide Reading

Where are the instructional needs?

4-8

Student Continuum from DRA2


What are rubrics
What are Rubrics? a student’s reading of a text?

  • Rubrics are performance-based assessments that evaluate student performance on any given task or set of tasks that ultimately leads to a final product, or learning outcome. Rubrics use specific criteria as a basis for evaluating or assessing student performances as indicated in narrative descriptions that are separated into levels of possible performance related to a given task.

  • Rating scales can be either holistic or analytical. Holistic scales offer several dimensions together while analytical scales offer a separate scale for various dimensions.


Rubric creation
Rubric Creation a student’s reading of a text?

  • Look at the birthday party rubric example in your packet

  • In groups of four create your own fun rubric (last page in packet)

  • Student Friendly checklist sample


Aussie assessment database
Aussie Assessment Database a student’s reading of a text?

  • K-2 Comprehension rubric

  • 3-8 Comprehension rubric

  • Writing rubric


Anchor mentor texts
Anchor/Mentor Texts a student’s reading of a text?

  • Here are some of my favorite anchor texts……

  • List favorite read alouds that could be used as anchor texts to accentuate your mini lessons


Why confer
Why Confer? a student’s reading of a text?

  • What do we already know about conferring? What questions do you have?

    Activity:

  • In pairs write down what you know about conferring

  • Share with another pair

  • Report out to group


Appreciating the student
Appreciating the student a student’s reading of a text?

  • Fletcher/Portalupi DVD

  • Watch video excerpt

  • Discuss


Conferencing in action
Conferencing in Action a student’s reading of a text?

Watch DVD – Inside Writing – Donald Graves

  • Dexter’s Conferences

  • Sue Ann’s Fishbowl

  • Video Reflection Sheets in packet


Classroom management when conferencing or taking running records
Classroom Management a student’s reading of a text?when conferencing or taking running records

  • What are the other kids doing?

  • Literacy Centers

  • Aussie 360 degree view of classroom set up and ‘hot spots’


Keeping track of it all
Keeping track of it all! a student’s reading of a text?

  • Instructions

  • The two components of a good conference

  • Possible Questions to Ask Students

  • Writing Conferences with my class

  • Individual Assessment sheets

  • Sample Comments to write down

  • Make up your own conference folder!


Reflection on learning
Reflection on learning a student’s reading of a text?

  • List five adaptions you are going to make to your classroom assessment following this professional development!


Assessment and conferring within the balanced literacy block

And finally, a student’s reading of a text?

  • Questions

  • Evaluations

  • Professional Development Certificates

  • Attendance / Sign in sheets

    Thank you for participating in today’s workshop