Today, we had early release. It's new. Our district has given us one early release each month. It's so we can get caught up on paperwork, collaborate with our team, plan, etc...
I'm actually excited about it...except it's not really early release. It's only an hour early. ha!
What did we do today??
We got together with our team and analyzed our data.
More specifically, we analyze our oral reading fluency tests (ORFs)
Here's what we did...
After we have their data, we tried to figure out if they were:
Slow and wrong
Slow and right
Fast and wrong
Fast and right
If they are fast, they are meeting the minimum words per minute. If they are right, they are getting at least 95% of the words correct.
Slow and wrong - These are your lowest students. Do a screener—phonics or maybe even a phonemic awareness screener.
Slow and right - Think about it—why are they slow??
You may need to do a phonics screener...or maybe a fluency group?
Fast and wrong - Do a screener:
Why are they wrong??
They may need phonics intervention
Fast and right - Enrichment students:
give these students activities such as literature circles, Time for kids/Scholastic magazines, etc to enhance their comprehension skills.
Take into account why your slow and rights are slow...are they slow because they are sounding out each word and struggling, or are they slow because that is how they are normally??
I put it into a pretty little chart for you...We've used something like this in the past, but I couldn't find it, so I just quickly made one.
Would you like to know which box most of my kids are in??
Sure, I'll tell ya...
I have THIRTEEN SLOW AND WRONG students - just in case, I'll give you the standard form for that number...13. ONE Slow and right, and THREE Fast and Right....which means I have THREE students who are on grade level.
the slow and wrongs are the target group, and those get separated into smaller groups - we use Barton, Voyager, 95% Group, etc...some are phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension...it all just depends on who needs what...and we progress monitor every two weeks and adjust the groups as needed....
Click any of the pics above to grab a copy...let me know what YOU guys do for your intervention...
Oh! wanted to show you my latest craft...
It's my new purse!! I made that....I'm so proud of myself.
No, I didn't do a step by step as I was doing it - sorry....I just kind of did it..lol.