Reflection: Conferencing How Do You Survive? - Section 4: Assessment


Having the student meet with you in a one-on-one conference is crucial in this activity. I conference with the student to check on their reading abilities. My higher performing student will find this text easy to read, so with them I am checking more for fluency and comprehension. The comprehension check will be where I ask them questions about what they have read. 

My middle performing students will be able to read the text, but it will require them to use one or more of the strategies we have used in small group time. This is a good time for me check which strategy they use most heavily and I will make note of ones they do not use at all. The strategy they do not use at all will be the one I focus on in small group time with them to make sure they have as many reading "tools" to call upon when reading and decoding text.

My lower performing student will have difficulty with this text, so it is a great opportunity for me to introduce some strategies and help them pick out sight words they know. This book is a good one for introducing using picture clues to decode the vocabulary words which is often the easiest reading strategy to begin with.  

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How Do You Survive?

Unit 13: Polar Life
Lesson 7 of 10

Objective: Students will be able to read emergent texts with purpose and understanding.

Big Idea: Matching animal adaptations to the correct page in a book helps students comprehend the text.

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