The Student DRA Reading Level Graph is a great way to help hold students accountable for their reading achievement.
DRA Reading Level Graph for Kindergarten
DRA Reading Level Graph for First Grade
DRA Reading Level Graph for Second Grade
At the start of the school year, I administer the The Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA2) to my students. After I calculate the results and determine their independent reading level I have a conference with each student and we discuss their level. If you look closely there is a darker line that indicates where their reading level should be at each point of the year.
I meet with the students again after the winter assessment. At that time, we discuss their growth from the beginning of the school year. We have a little heart to heart about their reading habits (reading at home, making good use of their independent reading time in the classroom, etc). Together we set a goal for the end of the year.
This is also a great resource for the Student Data Tracking Notebooks to share with the parents at conference time. I also send a photocopy copy home to their families so they can see the growth in their child.
I can not begin to explain the effect this personal reflection has on the students and their reading achievement!
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