Be prepared as you head to your next PLC meeting to discuss strategies and interventions for your struggling readers. Our Reading Management Binder will provide you with an organized way to keep track of all of your reading materials – plans, conference notes, progress monitoring and data – so that you’re prepared for these important discussions about your students’ reading growth. Also, use this binder during conferences to make sure you’re prepared for parents’ questions about their student’s growth!
**For ease in finding your resources we have divided this post into categories we feel are important for planning and showing student growth. However, we recommend that your reading management binder contain a planning section, a tab for each student in your class, and then a section to place all of your whole class reports and documents. This Please let us know if there is something else we can create for you for this binder!
Reading Conversion Chart – Put this helpful form at the very front of your Reading Management Binder for a handy and useful resource.
**If you need a conversion chart showing conversions below third grade, look here: http://www.thecurriculumcorner.com/wp-content/pdf/Leveling System Comparison.pdf
Reading Plans – This would be a great spot to keep your lessons for each Unit of Study and your Reading Common Core Checklist. The Curriculum Corner 456 will publish a Launching Reader’s Workshop Unit of Study by August of 2013.
And you will find The Curriculum Corner’s Reading Common Core Checklists for 4th, 5th and 6th grades here – http://www.thecurriculumcorner456.com/4th-5th-6th-grade-common-core-checklists/
If you need checklists for 7th and 8th grades look here – http://www.thecurriculumcorner456.com/7th-8th-grade-common-core-checklists/
Units of Study at a Glance Lay out your entire school year by writing your reading focus for each month.
Student Groupings – This is a multipurpose form that can be used to keep track of the ever-changing fluid groups you have during Literacy Center time.
Guided Reading Management Plan out which students are a part of each group.
Guided Reading Planning Sheet This is designed to help you plan your small group literacy centers. Keep track of each center and its goal.
Guided Reading Planning Keep track of the days you meet with each group.
Vertical Conference Form Record conferences for many students on one page.
3 Box Conference Form Perfect for the teacher who likes to make many notes during the conference.
6 Box Conference Form Gives you enough room to include the most important observations while still allowing you to see record of six conferences per student at once.
Horizontal Conference Form Allows you to put notes from 9 student conferences on one form. This is useful for easily tracking student reading growth over a short period of time.
Running Record Form Use this form to complete a running record with any text.
Class Observations Recording Form – Use this resource to keep track of groups of students who need specific interventions.
Individual Student Intervention Recording Form – Use this form to keep track of each student’s interventions throughout the year.
For students who are very much below grade level, you may want to check their recognition of Fry words. Below you will find Fry resources to assess those students on these important sight words. The Fry words are the 1,000 most common words in the English language. For more resources to assist your struggling readers with basic site words, please look here: Fry Word Resources.
Fry Progress Master List This form can be used to keep track of which Fry list your struggling students are currently working to master. Available as a pdf or word document. Print the pdf and hand write your student names or use the word document so you can electronically add your student names.
The following forms keep track of Fry Word Mastery for all 1000 Fry Words. Each form has three columns to show three different assessment dates for each set of words.
Our school district has recently mandated running records for all struggling readers in kindergarten through sixth grade. If your district is similar, or if you are just looking for a uniform way to track your students’ progress (struggling or not), you may want to use the following forms.
Running Record Data Form 1 This form is designed to track whole class growth. It includes sections for the level and percent accuracy.
Running Record Data Form 2 This form is designed to track whole class growth. It includes sections for the level, percent accuracy, self corrections and comprehension.
Individual Running Record Data This form is designed to track progress for each student. Print one for each student. It allows you to record the date, title, level, percent accuracy, self corrections and comprehension. It also contains a spot for observations and a column for circling too easy, instructional or too hard.
**This is also a good place to keep Star Reader and Accelerated Reader reports that you’ve printed off.
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