Thursday, October 11, 2012

An RTI Match Made in Heaven!

Bless Mrs. Wills over at Mrs. Wills Kindergarten...she's organized a double whammy RtI giveaway with the Kindergarten RtI pack by Abby Mullins of The Inspired Apple.   Here how it works, you would use Abby's pack to provide a foundational literacy intervention in letter recognition, then you would use my the Letter Name Identification assessments from my pack to "progress monitor" that the letter recognition intervention is working! It's so easy...a 10 minute {fun} intervention and a {quick} 1 minute assessment. Easy-peasy, and a match made in heaven!  If you'd like to enter the drawing to win both packs (shown below), you need to "follow" each of our blogs (this is on the honors system) and enter the drawing over at Mrs. Wills Kindergarten.  




So, since my Fifty Shades of the Common Core presentation I delivered to my staff a couple weeks ago, I've been getting several emails from teacher (at my school) who want help coming up with higher order independent activities.   So, here's the first one I created...it's called The Venn Center.  At this center, students would work to compare and contrast two similar but different things...thinking how they are alike and different.  I created a set of 16 venn diagrams that would last you 16 weeks.  It would be done as early as Kindergarten and all the way up to 5th grade.  They could be done as part of bigger unit or topic study, students could also do mini-research to find out more about the two things or animals in the venn (for example on the dogs and cats venn diagram, students could work to research information about dogs and cats before completing the venn.  Doing mini-research projects and using research and reference skills in all over the Common Core.  Here is a preview to this file:


These were created for printing on LEGAL size paper, 8 1/2 x 14 for a wider area for the venns.



And, another project I've been working on is creating Common Core standards-aligned Anecdotal Reading Record Sheets, one per grade level for both fiction and non-fiction.  How would you like to sit down with a child (either in guided reading or during an individual reading conference, do an informal running record ( (formative assessment) with a child and be able to check off 18 standards when you're done? If you said, YES!...then this form is for you! Check them out...I'm sorry it's a bit blurry...


So far, I've created them for Kindergarten, 1st Grade & 2nd Grade and am working on them for 3rd 4th and 5th grade...I should have those done very soon.  

I think that's all for now.  For those of you staying tuned...I *am* sleeping!  
Oh, and I did make a couple new fonts in my sleep. ;-)

Happy Reading! ~Jen



4 comments:

  1. Easy peasy is right! I just started using your awesome RTI pack today and I can't begin to tell you how simple it is to use. The directions are clear, the probes are perfect, and the graphs are great. I'v got all my baselines done and graphed and I just wanted to say THANK YOU for making my life easier.
    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter
    luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  2. This is brilliant- I am off to get it now!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you!
    Mandy

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  3. Hi there!
    I am now a follower!! Thanks so much!

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  4. Madison RamnesOctober 12, 2012

    Oh my goodness how useful would that form be! I can't wait to see the 3rd grade anectodal form!

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