How do you all do it?! I am learning in my methods class but I cannot keep up with student who is reading and making the correct marks. Ahhh! Whoever can do this effortlessly is skilled and has my admiration.
Well here’s some pro-tips.
Younger grades, they usually do read slow enough to do the majority of the marks. Older grades if they read a whole line correctly you can just do a check mark next to the line.
It is ok to ask the student to pause at the end of a page so you can go back and add a mark real quick. Focus on the most important marks before trying to do all of the others.
I usually mark at the beginning of the year rereads, omits, substitutions, and self-corrects. As we go on, I mark when they sound the word out, when I prompted them, etc.
I do have to say I am pretty impressed by myself on this task.
First, hello to all of my recent followers! So glad you decided to jump on board. :) Hopefully, at least some of you will be participating in teacher dare day today!
Dare: As the beginning of the school year approaches I’m curious: What is your favorite part about the first week of school (as a teacher, student, or parent)?
As a student, my favorite part of the first week of school was always getting all of my supplies and being organized. Every year the first week of school was by far the most organized and least chaotic for me. Now, as a teacher, I can’t say that I will feel the same way, because I haven’t started my first week yet. Also, I’m not a parent, but I’m curious to hear what you guys have to say!
So reply, reblog, and be merry! :)
My favorite part of the new school year is when my students start reading the books I have collected into my classroom library (until this year I had bought them all, now a bunch of people have gotten books for the room off of my classroom wishlist on Amazon). Seeing which books get them excited, what pictures they like, what books makes me laugh is a wonderful insight into what my year will be like. Also, I have carefully chosen the books I’ve purchased and put on my Amazon wish list — and seeing that work (and money) pay off is a really good feeling.