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Use these A3 printable mats as an assessment tool and an invaluable 'next step' guide. The student’s progression is recorded on the mats with stickers. Because they are on the student’s desks they are in the forefront of their world. I have used these for six years with great success. A great tool for growing student agency and self management. Students can talk about their goals easily and effectively.
Maths – Ages 5 -12, Numeracy Stages 1-7
The yellow boxes are number knowledge, green are basic facts, blue are fractions, red are place value and the centre ones are the operation strategies. Let children take charge of their own learning with these colourful mats! Let the students see and understand their own 'next steps'! Gain clarity in the classroom with this printable resource. Print the students current learning stage on one side and the student’s next stage learning stage on the back, laminate and get sticking!
Writing – Ages 5-10, NZ levels 1 and 2
This A3 mat includes all the important aspects of the literacy progressions, national standards, curriculum, essential spelling lists and a few of my own learning goals for writing. It is now separated into curriculum levels making it super easy to create a clear picture of where the child is at. The mats are fantastic as an assessment tool and very motivating. It even has the essential spelling word levels and a few things that are not in the curriculum such as knowing what book to use and what pen to use. They are great for boys that lack motivation during writing time. As with all of our mats, this resource is a great tool for developing student agency.
Reading – Ages 5-11, NZ levels 1 and 2
This mat is upgraded from my previous one to now include all aspects of the literacy progressions, national standards, curriculum and a few of my own learning goals for reading. It now is separated into curriculum levels to make it super easy to create a clear picture of where the child is at. They even have a few things that are not in the curriculum such as computer reading skills. Easy for kids and parents to follow!
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Each student has a laminated mat on his or her desk. At the start of the year I access each child and put stickers on the skills they have mastered. From there it is easy. The children put a mark with vivid on the goal their group is working on, when they achieve it they get a sticker and I date it. When it comes time to write reports I can see the last thing they have mastered and their current goal at a glance. Report writing has never been so easy.
A super bonus is that the children can not only speak about their own goals but they are motivated to master new skills as well as being able to see what comes next. Student agency at its best!