Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Workshop Wednesday-Organizing Reading Groups

I'm excited to be linking up with the AMAZING Jivey for her Workshop Wednesday-Organizing Reading Groups.


 
In intermediate grades I've never really used running records, but I do use anecdotal records.  These quick notes drive my instruction and form my groups. I don't take notes everyday, but I like to jot down something when I see a skill mastered or in need of remediation. This informal assessment is kept on a clipboard at my reading group table. Sometimes I jot down the notes when my students are at my groups and sometimes I jot them down in between groups. I keep track of my records on this clipboard:

I stack Post-its (you know I heart them!) on top of each other starting at the bottom and work my way up to the top. I write the name of each student on the bottom of the post-it.


 After a student's post-it is filled, I move it to their "Anecdotal Recording Keeping Page" in a binder. This binder is a great resource for conferences or for students to see their growth and challenges as readers. (this is not a real student) For me, this form of tracking is doable because it's a short quick observation and easy to keep track of. Hope you find this tip useful! Go check out Jivey's blog to see more from wonderful bloggers!

5 comments:

  1. Ooooh post its. How I love thee. ;-) thanks for linking up! :)
    Jivey
    ideas by jivey

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  2. I love love love this idea- so simple and having the "Anecdotal Recording Keeping Page" to put them all on is brilliant- I love things like this, so simple, fast and efficient!

    I'll be giving this a go!
    Thanks!
    x Serena x
    Magic Mistakes & Mayhem

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  3. I love post-its too!! Especially the ones with the lines (and the neon ones...and the tiny ones...just all of them!!)

    Y'all are so good with your anecdotal notes!! :O)
    Amanda
    Collaboration Cuties

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  4. What an AWESOME idea! I love the way you write on the post-it notes and then just transfer them to each student's individual page. So smart.

    I am doing this. For real. :)

    ~Jessica
    Joy in the Journey

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  5. I knew if I read your post I would get another idea to steal - you did not disappoint. I need to get better at writing anecdotal notes - thanks for the tip.

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