Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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Teaching Reading K-2 Workshop.

Using Assessment To Guide Instruction: Put It Into Practice

Put It Into Practice

Create a Handbook

In this ongoing activity, you will collect literacy resources in a Handbook of Effective Literacy Practices to use in your classroom.


Do this activity with your colleagues to create a comprehensive collection of resources and instructional plans.

Today, you will create a section focused on using assessment in planning instruction. Include resources you already use, and plan to use in the future. Place these resources in the section for Using Assessment To Guide Instruction. You may want to include:

  • the Assessment Semantic Map you completed in Session Preparation
  • the Assessment Schedule you developed in Activity 2
  • a copy of your school/district curriculum learning expectations in reading and writing
  • a list of emergent literacy concepts for kindergarten and first grade
  • a list of core words to know at your grade level
  • a list of phonemic awareness and/or phonics skills for your grade level
  • interest inventories
  • Record forms for:
    • Running Records
    • oral retellings
    • written summaries
  • spelling tests (standardized or teacher-developed)
  • benchmark books for assessing at the beginning, middle, and end of the year

Submit a copy of your completed Handbook at the end of the workshop series.


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