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Teaching Reading K-2 Workshop.

Using Assessment To Guide Instruction: Watch the Video

Watch the Video


In this section, you will watch the workshop participants discuss the classroom excerpts.

Following the classroom excerpts, the workshop participants discuss the lessons. Compare your ideas with theirs.

Video Segment.


Dr. Paratore and some workshop participants.

Find this segment approximately 21 minutes and 40 seconds after the begining of the video. Watch for about 10 minutes.

After watching the workshop participants' discussion, consider these questions:

  • Several workshop participants commented on the integration of assessment with daily classroom routines. Which routines were most effective in supporting the assessment practices seen in these classroom excerpts? What other instructional routines would provide time for assessing students' reading and writing?
  • First-grade teacher Robin Peterson and first- and second-grade teacher Marcy Prager commented on how difficult it is to keep other students working independently while they assess an individual child's reading and writing. Do you agree? What routines or assignments would you put in place to assure an uninterrupted time for individual assessment?
  • At the end of the workshop participants' discussion, second-grade teacher Adrienne Bradshaw asks three important questions: How much do you assess? When do you assess? and When do you find time to assess? How would you respond to these questions based on your own classroom assessment practices?

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