I am very excited to share this product, as it is the result of work I did in preparation for teaching "Methods of Teaching Literacy:K-4th Grade". Running Records are an excellent example of the kind of authentic assessment that not only presents a clear picture of reading growth, but also provides a wealth of information for a teacher to use as he or she plans explicit differentiated instruction for guided reading. I require my Master's students to administer and analyze a running record, but it is difficult to find an emergent reader and the 'just right" text to use to complete this assignment. The result is a running record with 98-100% accuracy, and not much data to determine what strategies and cuing systems beginning readers are using as they attempt to construct meaning from print.
This product includes six (fake!) examples of running records and text, followed by detailed 'answer keys" that give information about the cuing system/s used (or NOT used) by the reader & possible reasons these miscues were made. The examples provide excellent opportunities for teachers (and future teachers) to simulate a running record experience & then discuss each running record to determine appropriate literacy instruction.
Please take a look at the preview to see samples of these running records. I hope that this product will meet or exceed your expectations as you review the materials included. Please leave feedback, as I truly respect the opinions of my colleagues as I continue to design instructional material.
Running Records Literacy Assessment-Practice for Professional Development
by Amy Bratsos
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