This year, I have a very strong class. I’ve seen a TON of growth, and it is SUPER exciting.
Each week, I’m required to give my students an independent comprehension test.
I have one student that is struggling so mightily with reading independently, that I created this resource for him to use while the rest of the class is reading an on grade level passage.
At our school, although we engage in differentiated instruction, we do NOT engage in differentiated assessment. One of the ways that we try to help students is to give a failing score of 50%. No less. This way, if a student is a ‘late bloomer’ they do not fail the year. So, I am able to diagnose what the student is actually able to read and understand independently while also keeping him encouraged!
It’s a WIN-WIN situation.
Each passage is lexiled and leveled. There are two copies of each passage. One that is numbered and includes comprehension questions and a comprehension rubric. The other copy has just the text, if you’re using it as an assessment.
I’ve included a list of all the passages and their correlations to lexile numbers.
This is a copy of the story ‘The Bag’ lexiled at 110. When I use this, I have the student read as much of the text as possible in one minute. Subtracting the errors from the total amount of words. I ask each of the questions in one sitting, and grade them on the rubric I’ve provided below.
The student uses this blank copy of the text while I write all of my notes on the passage that is above.
If you have remedial firsties, or kinders, this would be a great weekly tool for your classroom.
Thanks for taking a peek! 🙂
You can find this resource on TPT by clicking HERE.
That’s all for me this weekend! 🙂
Happy Sunday to you all! 🙂