We all know that student achievement increases when kiddos are involved with tracking their own progress and taking ownership of their learning. If your district is into Robert Marzano like mine is, you hear that a lot! But how to help kindergarteners and first graders do this? I have created student data/progress pages that are kid-friendly and organized.
***Be sure to download the preview to see exactly what this includes! I will do my best to describe it all below!***
Here's what is included:
Letter sound identification progress tracking sheets
Letter naming sheets (both capital and lowercase letters, out of ABC order)
Vowel combinations, and examples of each in a word
Differentiated fluency graphs (students set a fluency goal and track their progress throughout the term on a bar graph)
Student planning sheet for achieving their goal
In this packet, there are separate teacher recording sheets that go with each student sheet. These sheets are designed with the idea of eventually sharing them with families, and translated into Spanish as well.
Here's how it works:
After any reading assessments (which may be formative or summative, I've left that open), students will color in, highlight, or circle the letters or sounds they know. Since the teacher has their own copy of the recording sheet, they may choose to show that to the student afterward so that the child may refer to it when recording their own data.
When we use these, we typically don't attempt to cover the entire page at once. For example, if we've been learning the different ways of making the "Long E" sound in school that week, on Friday I might pull kids to assess them on those vowel combinations alone and leave the rest of the page and sounds for other times. BUT it's totally up to you! They can be used any way you want!
Also, each page is intended for the teacher/students to use different colors depending on what #/attempt they get it correctly is. For example, students will color all of the letters that they correctly identified on the first try RED. They will leave any they did not know blank. Later, when the teacher reassess them and they get it correct on the second try, they color it ORANGE. 3rd attempt is YELLOW, and so on.
For the fluency graphs, at the beginning of the term (probably after you've given kids initial fluency assessments), give them a fluency graph that best matches their WPM range. I differentiated them to help kids feel confident about their goals throughout the school year. Then, after students have set a fluency goal for that term, they can begin graphing their progress toward that goal on a bar graph after every timed reading an adult does with them. I've had parent volunteers come in each week, and they're the fluency helpers! It is SO helpful for me when I don't have time to pull 25+ kids individually for formative fluency assessments.
The graphs were designed with AIMS or DIBELS reading fluency goals in mind, but really they are general enough to be used for any program.
Each child will have his/her own data folder to keep these in throughout the term or school year. I plan on having my kids keep their folders in their desks this year, but the teacher could keep them and pass them out as needed. The teacher pages will go into the teacher's assessment binder and may be saved to share with families at conference time.
Questions? Please contact me! I am happy to answer any inquiries!