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Tiered Math Assessments « Challenge by Choice with Tiered Instruction and Assessment Tiered assessments allow students to show their understanding at varying degrees of challenge. Besides tests, we also offer tiered projects and performance assessments. Below, you’ll find examples of tiered tests. *** 8th Grade (Mostly) Algebra *** Solving Linear Equations and Evaluating ExpressionsGreen Assessment SolutionsBlue Assessment SolutionsBlack Assessment Solutions Problem Solving with Linear EquationsGreen Assessment SolutionsBlue Assessment SolutionsBlack Assessment Solutions Analyzing Patterns, Relations, and FunctionsGreen Assessment SolutionsBlue Assessment SolutionsBlack Assessment Solutions Linear Functions – Numerical, Symbolic, and Graphical RepresentationsGreen Assessment SolutionsBlue Assessment SolutionsBlack Assessment Solutions Solving, graphing, and applying linear systems of equationsGreen AssessmentSolutionsBlue AssessmentSolutionsBlack AssessmentSolutions Solving Problems in 2 and 3-D SpaceGreen AssessmentSolutionsBlue AssessmentSolutionsBlack AssessmentSolutions

Reflect…Reflecting…Reflection..  In the School Library Monthly a post titled I.Need.Reflection caught my attention. You can read: I’m acutely aware that I’m flooded with input without having the time to arrange that input into meaningful patterns. and the word “truncate” in the following quote immediately conjured up a mental image about the lack of reflection time for our students AND our teachers. In today’s hurried classrooms, it’s tempting to truncate the learning experience by cutting off the reflective process. The author also points to research Research tells us (see: Donovan & Bransford’s How People Learn or Darling-Hammond’s Powerful Learning: What We Know About Teaching for Understanding as examples) that my state is not unique; rather, reflection is undeniably essential to making new learning stick. I believe that one of the most important skills for the future is the ability to write …to write well…to write in different media…to write for difference audiences…to write reflectively…to write collaborative

Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays for the Classroom Reader's Theater Scripts and Plays Readers Theater is a dramatic presentation of a written work in a script form. Readers read from a "script" and reading parts are divided among the readers. No memorization, costumes, blocking, or special lighting is needed. Presentations can easily be done in a k-3 classroom. Scripts are held by the readers. "Reader's Theater proved to be almost a magic solution for Griffith: In just 10 weeks of using RT, every child in her class had gained a full grade level in reading. Update - July 08

Reader's Theater Editions (Readers Theatre, Free Scripts, Short Children's Plays) Reader’s Theater Editions are free scripts for reader’s theater (or readers theatre) adapted from stories written by Aaron Shepard and others—mostly humor, fantasy, and world tales from a variety of cultures. A full range of reading levels is included, with scripts aimed mostly at ages 8–15. The scripts may be freely copied, shared, and performed for any noncommercial purpose, except they may not be posted online without permission. As noted in the listing, some scripts come also in a “Team Version,” scripted for four readers with at least two females. These scripts are offered primarily for smaller groups such as after-school programs and homeschoolers, as well as for college and professional readers. Special features are available for many scripts.

Comprehension Strategies - Making connections, questioning, inferring, determining importance, and more from Strategies That Work, Mosaic of Thought, and Reading with Meaning, this page gives you information on the six comprehension strategies known as making connections, questioning, visualizing, inferring, determining importance, and synthesizing.

Beth Newingham: Assessment in My Reading Workshop | Top Teaching Purpose of Assessment The most important thing to remember about assessment is that it should be used to build knowledge about our students. Too often standardized tests and other assessments teachers give to students measure what they can't do. One goal of assessment in Reading Workshop is to determine where our students are struggling. However, the most important goal of assessment in Reading Workshop is to determine what our students can do. We truly learn about our students so that we can match their learning experiences with what they read in order to be most successful. My Mentor Text I recently read an outstanding book written by two of my favorite Reading Workshop gurus, Franki Sibberson and Karen Szymusiak. Buy this book! Gathering Information About My Readers in the First Six Weeks Before I can really begin tailoring my teaching to meet of the needs of my individual readers, I must spend quality time at the beginning of the year getting to know my readers. Reading Interviews 1.