Here is a way to capture your student's writing progress for an entire school year. Create a Writing Portfolio for each quarter of the school year for your students to use.
The portfolios can be made all alike or the teacher can differentiate the booklet for each child. This gives the purchase of
I use these hand signals to determine what my students need without having to call on them every time they raise their hand. This sheet is great to print and hang up in the classroom as a friendly reminder. It also allows them to learn a little bit of sign language!
Reading is the single most important skill that children learn at school. Without reading, everything else proceeds slowly. As English is a phonetic language, phonics should be the default setting for teaching this skill. Please, no more sight-words. Read this booklet and you'll know why. It's free.
I use this form during our silent reading time. Each student has a day that they meet with me to discuss their book that they are currently working on. I attached 3-5 sheets behind student dividers inside of a thick 3-inch binder. When I meet with a student, I record their book title, reading lev
This rubric is perfect to use as an assessment tool during literature discussion groups, book clubs, literature circles, or whatever you might call them in your classroom (I’ve included several options with various titles to meet your needs)! It is so quick and simple to use—just highlight or under