I know that it may be difficult to think about January right now with the Holidays around the corner, but I would like to share some information about scheduling and assessments after break.
When we return in January, I will not be meeting with my groups for about 2 weeks. Instead, the Academic Support Team will be administering school wide mid-year reading assessments. I will continue to send home reading bags for kindergarten students and first grade students.
These assessments include:
Kindergarten Assessments- Sight words (The words tested are found on this blog.), letter names, letter sounds, first sound in words when asked orally – (“What is the first sound in the word man?” /m/) segmenting sounds in words when asked orally – (What are all the sounds in the word cat? /c/ /a/ /t/) and an assessment to determine overall reading level.
First Grade – Sight words (The words tested are found on this blog.), blending of letter sounds with a consonant, vowel, and consonant to create a pretend word (for example, “mip”), reading passages at the first grade level and an assessment to determine overall reading level.
Second Grade – Sight words (The words tested are found on this blog.), reading passages (oral reading and comprehension) at the second grade level and an assessment to determine overall reading level.
As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the assessments, our schedule or anything else.
717-872-9530 Ext. 3014
Wishing you a wonderful time with your families over break. You have special children. I feel privileged to work with each of them.