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This Packet Contains:
25 Language Pages to use as homework, morning work, literacy centers, etc individual and whole class item analysis pages for quick assessment, RTI, data tracking and targeted skill small group lessons Projectable Answer Keys for whole class review individual answer sheets for center work
You may also be interested in the MATH VERSION of this product! It will be available soon!
This January packet targets many of the Common Core Standard language skills for 3rd graders. I have been using these in my classroom this year and am amazed at how much they are helping my students with the concepts they historically have struggled with in years past. It's a super easy way to review the skills continuously.
COMPLETE PRODUCT OVERVIEW:
I created this product to meet a need I saw in my own classroom. As a third grade teacher I found that although my students would demonstrate proficiency in a skill or concept at the time it was formally taught, they would often show misconceptions when we would review for the standardized tests in the spring. I knew this stemmed from those skills being taught in isolation and that my students needed more spiral review.
Like you, one of the greatest obstacles I face as a teacher is finding the time to “do it all.” Therefore it was really important to me that I created something that was both efficient and effective. I really wanted a consistent method of quickly reviewing the grade level concepts on a regular basis in a manner that did not distract from our new learning. I also wanted to be able to easily identify students who were struggling with a skill to further drive my instruction when planning new lessons and forming small groups.
Here’s what I came up with...
I created a collection of 25 simple pages per month with a consistent layout that offers familiarity for students and their familes. I designed them so that teachers have lots of options on how they wish to use them. Students can have their own individual copy to write on (perfect for homework, morning bell work, and “at your seat” practice during math workshop) or teachers may use just one copy at a center and have the students record their answers on the included answer strips or in a notebook.
The page layout for recording their answers allows for quick assessment and greatly reduces the time it takes to correct the students’ work. To maximize my ability to identify specific areas of weakness, I put great care into the layout of the questions and created both a whole class and individual student item analysis sheet which make it very easy to collect data to drive instruction.
Because my goal was to offer my students a consistent spiral review of the grade level skills, I feel it is very beneficial to quickly go over each page together as a class. For that reason the PDF was specifically created in a horizontal format so that I can easily project a copy of it onto my interactive whiteboard for a visual, engaging mini-lesson.
My intent is to use these as homework Monday through Thursday (along with a nightly reading log). I will then dedicated a few minutes each morning to going over them together and having the students self-correct them using the projectable version. On Fridays I will give the students the extra page for the week to complete independently in class and I will correct those using the item analysis sheets. I’m really excited about these because not only are they meeting a need I have in the classroom, but also because they will drastically reduce the amount of time it normally would take me to plan, prep and correct nightly homework. If you choose to use them as in class work then you can eliminate prep entirely by projecting the page and having them answer on paper.
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