Track how your students are doing as writers across the school year through this easy to use, monthly progress monitoring tool. You start by orally dictating three sentences out loud to your students slow enough so that they can write down what they hear. There are 10 different passages included in this product so that you can use a different passage each month. Each passage contains sentences with special words to capitalize, homophones, commonly misspelled words, words with apostrophes for possession and contractions, and commas for multiple purposes. Each passage comes with a scoring guide that breaks down point values by word. Students get points taken away for each grammatical error they make while writing the passage down. Each word from the passage is numbered on the scoring guide, and there is a chart on the bottom of each scoring guide that categorizes types of grammar students had to utilize throughout each passage. You will easily be able to see if there are certain grammatical errors that majority of your class is making, small groups of students are making, and individual students are making. You'll be amazed at what you can learn about your students as writers from administering the sentence dictation assessment across the year.
The three main purposes this product can be used for are:
-Formative assessment to inform writing instruction.
-As a progress monitoring tool for a whole class or small group writing intervention.
-As grammar assessment.
*There isn't a wrong way to use this tool, and you may use it for multiple purposes!
Included in the product:
-Ideas for how to use the product to best fit with your instruction.
-Common Core State Standards for Language broken down into a bulleted, manageable, easy-to-understand list by grade level.
-Grammar reference sheets on homophones, capitalization, commas, commonly misspelled/misused words, and other punctuation for teacher planning purposes.
-10 sentence dictation passages and coordinating scoring guide with breakdown of common errors. Each passage is three sentences long.
-Graphic organizers to assist with tracking progress monitoring data and planning differentiated writing instruction for your class or writing intervention group.
Every group of students deserves a teacher who gets to know who they are as writers and differentiates instruction to fit their needs so that they can grow as writers. This product will help you do just that.
*Make sure to download the preview to get a better idea of everything included in this product.