Looking to change up your reading calendar routine? Check out this Weekly R.E.D. Data freebie! Students track their reading data throughout the week while reinforcing CCSS literacy skills!
This is a freebie of one of the prompts listed in the full set in my TPT store.
Check it out in the full version here!
How I Used This In My Classroom -
I gave my students a three-hole punched Weekly RED Data sheet every Monday that matched one of the CCSS we were covering in class that week. Students were to fill out the data portion of the Weekly RED Data each evening which required them to shade in the bar graph with the number of minutes read outside of school that day. On Thursday, students responded to the short writing prompt or activity at the bottom of the page and had their parents sign off on their work. Weekly RED Datas were placed in my "turn it in bin" by each student every Friday morning.
Why This Was Helpful -
My students were tracking their own data and taking ownership for their hard work outside of the classroom. They were also reinforcing the literacy skill we were working on in class that week. I was able to track student progress, collect data, and attain weekly writing samples.
- Complete the first one or two Weekly RED Datas together throughout the week in your classroom. This will help set quality expectations for your class.
- Make sure to reinforce Weekly RED Data's importance to parents a few times throughout the year.
- Print the set and mark each with a yellow highlighter that says "master copy" across it. The highlighter will not show up when the document is copied and you'll be saving paper knowing that you always have a master set. :)
**Please keep in mind that this is a fourth grade resource and is aligned to the fourth grade Common Core State Standards in Reading Literacy. (However, if you teach a different grade level, most standards spiral through and you may find these useful too! Just be sure to check the skill before assigning them each week.)
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