Teach students to make meaningful connections using this resource pack of a rubric, poster, bookmark, and assessments. In my classroom I give one of the graphic organizers as a pretest during Reading Workshop. I then fill out the rubric. I place each child's pretest into a pile according to their scores. This allows me to quickly see the groupings of my students. . I also record what percentage of my class is at each level. I use this info for developing my mini lessons and for conferencing during Reading Workshop. I record my conference notes directly on the rubric for easy organization. As the unit progresses, I repeat the above with a mid-point check and then a post test. This process allows me to see the growth of each individual child and allows me to be a reflective teacher.
Enjoy- Teacher Chick