X

Reading Level

RTI in Action:  Using Data for Student Placement
Response to Intervention
RTI in Action: Using Data for Student Placement
April 22, 2016 at 7:46 pm 1
This is the hypothetical Harris Middle School’s first year of implementing RTI. They want to make sure they do it right, so the leadership team has decided to do a soft launch with just 6th grade Literacy. They’ve collected their beginning of the year data, and now they are ready to begin placing their students. […]
CONTINUE READING ...
“Maniac” Mike
Shopping for Books with Struggling Readers
“Maniac” Mike
December 11, 2015 at 1:03 am 0
Imagine this scenario …   Teacher: Hey Mike, come on back to the library, I see you need a new book. Do you want to read realistic fiction or fantasy fict… Mike: I want to read The Hunger Games. Teacher: Oh, an excellent book, but… Mike: Yeah, I know, I just saw Mockingjay Part 2. […]
CONTINUE READING ...
“Quitting” Quisha
Shopping for Books with Struggling Readers
“Quitting” Quisha
December 11, 2015 at 1:01 am 0
So, you’ve followed Rob’s advice and you’ve helped a student pick a “just right” book. Success! You begin strutting around the classroom, feeling like the world’s best teacher. You check in with her after she’s read the first five pages and she completely gets it. You’re certain she’ll read the entire Dork Diaries series.   The […]
CONTINUE READING ...
“Negative” Nelly
Shopping for Books with Struggling Readers
“Negative” Nelly
December 10, 2015 at 7:44 pm 0
Recently I checked the Accelerated Reader data for the four literacy classes that Rob and I teach. Overall, the numbers were good. A significant number of students were on pace to read 250,000 words this quarter, which often equates to a year’s reading growth, if repeated each quarter. I was feeling pretty good until I […]
CONTINUE READING ...
“Lazy” Larry
Shopping for Books with Struggling Readers
“Lazy” Larry
December 9, 2015 at 4:13 pm 0
Larry just finished reading a book from the Bluford Series, which is a Level T. Based on your check-ins with him, you know he completely understood it. When you invite Larry over to the library to shop with you, you say to yourself, “Self, this my chance to get Larry reading some harder books. He’s […]
CONTINUE READING ...
Reading Levels Help You Build Reading Ladders
Library
Reading Levels Help You Build Reading Ladders
November 21, 2015 at 8:49 pm 0
Three years ago, Rob and I were super-excited. We got a hot tip about a charity in D.C. that gives away free books. FREE BOOKS! We were so excited. We went there with tons of boxes and loaded up my trusty Honda Accord. In fact the car was so loaded, I could barely see out […]
CONTINUE READING ...
What is a Reading Level?
Data
What is a Reading Level?
November 20, 2015 at 8:32 pm 0
On our blog, we’ll be using the term “Reading Level” or “F&P Level” quite often. “F&P” is short for Fountas & Pinnell, which is a literacy company. The Fountas & Pinnell assessment is our prefered method of assessing a student’s reading level, but other tests like the Teachers College assessment or DRA also allow you […]
CONTINUE READING ...