Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.-Harry S. Truman
Powerful teaching happens when teachers take information gained from observations and assessments of children’s literacy development into consideration when planning instruction. Since observations can be subjective, it is important to include data from more formal observations as well.
We use running records as assessment tools to assess students literacy progress. A running record is a tool for coding, scoring and analyzing a child’s precise reading behaviors. (Fountas and Pinnell). Up until recently, I was using forms from the Fountas and Pinnell kit for running records. While a great way to take a running record, it requires a lot of copies and paper.
I have found an app called Record of Reading. It is a great app…not just because it was created by my alma mater, Clemson University…but because it is an electronic means of assessing reading behaviors. …
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