Looking for an update to your reading calendars or reading logs? Weekly R.E.D. Data is a great place to start! R.E.D. stands for "Read Every Day" and when combined with CCSS and data tracking, Weekly RED Data helps to reinforce literacy skills at home.
- RL.4.1 - Referring to Details in a Text (Reinforces Text Evidence)
- RL.4.2 - Main Idea & Details
- RL.4.3 - Character Development
- RL.4.4 - Vocabulary
- RL.4.5 - Sequence of Events
- RL.4.6 - Point of View
- RL.4.7 - Making Connections
- RL.4.7 (Part 2) - Making Visual Connections
- RL.4.9 - Theme
- One blank response sheet for teachers to write in their own weekly prompt :)
How I Used This In My Classroom -
I gave my students a three-hole punched Weekly RED Data sheet every Monday that matched one of the CCSS we were covering in class that week. Students were to fill out the data portion of the Weekly RED Data each evening which required them to color in the number of minutes read outside of school that day. On Thursday, students responded to the short writing prompt or activity at the bottom of the page and had their parents sign off on their work. Weekly RED Datas were placed in my "turn it in bin" by each student every Friday morning.
Why This Was Helpful -
My students were tracking their own data and taking ownership for their hard work outside of the classroom. They were also reinforcing the literacy skill we were working on in class that week. I was able to track student progress, collect data, and attain weekly writing samples.
- Complete the first one or two Weekly RED Datas together throughout the week in your classroom. This will help set quality expectations for your class.
- Make sure to reinforce Weekly RED Data's importance to parents a few times throughout the year.
- Print the set and mark each with a yellow highlighter that says "master copy" across it. The highlighter will not show up when the document is copied and you'll be saving paper knowing that you always have a master set. :)
**Please keep in mind that this is a fourth grade resource and is aligned to the fourth grade Common Core State Standards in Reading Literacy. (However, if you teach a different grade level, most standards spiral through and you may find these useful too! Just be sure to check the skill before assigning them each week.)
You may also be interested in these yayEIOU resources:
-Class Cash: A Classroom Monetary System with Perks
-Student Data Portfolio Starter Kit
-Back to School Student Information Sheet
-Fourth Grade Common Core Aligned Weekly R.E.D. Data (A Reading Log Calendar!)
-Weekly Reflection Journal Page (yayEIOU Freebie!)
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