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Teaching Reading K-2 Workshop.

Using Assessment To Guide Instruction: Before You Watch

Before You Watch

Session Preparation

Materials Needed.

Student's performance sample or assessment records

Throughout this session, questions are posed to guide you through the topic. If you are working in a group, discuss your responses; if you are working alone, reflect on them in your journal.

To prepare for the workshop session, you will tap your prior knowledge, read two articles on assessment, and review important terms.


What do you already know?

Print and complete the Assessment Semantic Map (PDF).


Save your Assessment Semantic Map to update and revise throughout the session.


Read these articles:

Literacy Assessment Part: 1 | 2 | 3 (PDF)
Winograd, P., and H. J. Arrington. "Best Practices in Literacy Assessment." In Gambrell, L. B., et al., eds. Best Practices in Literacy Instruction. 2d. ed., 218-241. New York, N.Y.: The Guilford Press, 1999.

Assessing Reading Part: 1 | 2 | 3 (PDF)
Harp, B., and J. Brewer. "Assessing Reading and Writing in the Early Years." In Strickland, D. S., and L. M. Morrow, eds. Beginning Reading and Writing, 154-167. New York, N.Y.: Teachers College Press, 2000.


Review these important terms:


Revise your chart:

Return to your Assessment Semantic Map. Add any new thoughts, ideas, or questions based on your readings and review of important terms.


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