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Good Priorities! You just reminded me that I need to make time to include Vocabulary in my CCS. Thank you!
These assessments are definitely authentic! Also, it is nice that the assessments are in the toolbox to use from year to year.
Yes, I graded the samples about the same as you!
Great post Angela! Be intentional about teaching reading comprehension for greater success.
That happened to me too! I didn’t like that I ran out of writing space. I erased more times than I wanted to, and it did require me to organize my thinking before putting it on paper.
My question is: How long would a typical one day assignment take to complete well?
Brittany, It will be great when you see it come together! This is my second year teaching F and F and I still get nervous too before each CSS. I try to glance at my questions beforehand, to help me remember how I can guide the conversation.
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Yes, Tina agreed. The SPECS log does a great job of guiding the conversation during the CSS. The components of the SPECS log sparks many conversations!
This sounds great! I like that you are including the unknown word in your lesson before reading the book to help students with understanding the word when they encounter it. This will build background knowledge and context when they see the word again.
Yes, agreed Christy. My students love to share their work with each other, and they are able to see their work in a different lens.
I am also going to encourage students to transfer reading skills cross-curricular. You just reminded me that I need to provide meaningful feedback as well. I hope I remember to do all of this when I am actually teaching. 😉
I had a difficult time understanding the text too! I read it a few times to answer the questions. I know students would struggle the same as I did with no background knowledge.
Agreed. In my teaching experience, reading instruction consists of students reading words on a page, and being able to answer questions. Also, giving reading assessments is a huge indicator of reading level. The Foundations and Framework definition of reading comprehension provides a more deeper understanding and intentionally planning instruction for students to develop skills to connect ideas for learning and beyond.
I like that you mentioned that it is powerful and beautiful to understand how our brains connect information. It is interesting to think about what is going on in our brains during the act of reading and understanding how people comprehend text. All things are a part of our creation!