Measure student progress to improve overall learning with Reading A-Z's collection of easy-to-use assessment tools for key reading behaviors and foundational skills-alphabet, phonological awareness, phonics, high-frequency words, fluency, and comprehension.
Assessments help you identify areas of instruction to meet every student's individual needs. Foundational skills require mastery before students can become fluent readers and comprehend what they are reading. Identifying key foundational skills and complex reading behaviors with assessments helps you focus your instructional time on concepts students struggle to understand. pose.
An assessment is any formal or informal measurement of student progress used to improve overall learning. Use our formal assessment tools to help diagnose a student's instructional needs and their understanding of the instruction delivered. Then, find resources from within Reading A-Z’s vast collection to differentiate your instruction based on each student’s assessed needs.
Provide students opportunities to practice some of these assessed skills with increasingly complex texts in our
Leveled Book collection and by using our Leveled Book Support Resources, including
Common Core Supplements, Discussion Cards, and Comprehension Quizzes, along with other resources such as Close Reading Packs.
After the reading, talk to the student about some of the things she or he did during the reading. Reinforce and praise certain behavior with comments and questions that focus on specific behaviors. For example, after the student reads the text, you might focus on a self-correction and ask, "How did you know it was people and not persons?"
Reading Observation Checklist
In addition to the things revealed by the running record and retelling, there are other behaviors you should be identifying. The behaviors to look for will vary with the reading level. They include the following:
You can use a blank running record form to perform a running record assessment on a non-benchmark book, or if you want to assess a reader's accuracy for the entire text of a book.
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