I also wanted to include a system for assessing my students. I came across this Guided Reading Rubric. I highly recommend using this! It comes with the rubric and the student grid for marking their progress. I placed dividers in my notebook (which I will label later) and then behind each divider I placed 3 student grids. (There are six students per grid, so that will be enough per group for about 2 weeks, then I will print more.) It is perfect, there are enough students per grid that one sheet can equal a whole guided reading group! I love having it all on one sheet! Each (of the first 5) dividers will be a group--but I let them name their own groups when school starts--so I will label them then!
|Oh and I placed the actual rubric for the checking system at the front of the notebook.|
|Here is a copy of the checking system. The link above will take you right to it where you can print it off though!|
The next part of my notebook are my Reader's Responses for my guided reading table. Now I might use some of these outside of Guided Reading, but for the most part...these are to assess the students knowledge of what we have covered that week. There are a ton of them at the link I listed...but I took a picture of a few of my favs in my notebook! I have a blank page protector in each group's section so I can keep their work (the responses) they complete in the notebook too; this will help me see their progress over time and what they are still struggling with. (The work will not be graded, it is just for practice.)
Oh and I love this cover sheet! :) I put it in a page protector right in front of it's own divider!
I added a few other things as well! I have address labels, I will use these for Rigby's. After a test a student (if he or she moves up) I will write the new information and stick it on my Rigby Record Sheet (over the last information); this keeps me from starting a new sheet each six weeks.
I also placed a copy of this Text Feature Guide in my guided reading notebook.
I will pull it out when we read non-fiction at the guided reading table--and we will go over text features and see which features we can find in our text! I also purchased a set of text feature/non-fiction responses and graphic organizers from here. It was cheap and they are great!! I plan on using some of those as well, I just haven't added them to the response section of my notebook yet!
Again I say, organization is key! I hope all of these links and pictures help and you can do something great that works for you!