9 hours ago
Apr 9, 2012
Teddy Bear Unit On TPT, Last Day of Spring Break, and DRA Question
Yippeeee!! We got out Bear Unit on TPT. You will have to check it out. I will be sharing pictures this week of my students working on this unit. You can go directly to this unit by clicking: Art, Literacy, Math, and Center Activities With A Teddy Bear Twist.
As you can tell by the title we have included art projects, literacy, and math activities that can be used with various grade levels. This unit would be perfect for kindergarten and first grade, and even has lots for second grade. We have provided many differentiating activities to reach many levels of learners!
Today is our last day of Spring Break. I have been finalizing my lesson plans for the rest of the week. The only thing left is to make my April and May volunteer schedule. It's hard to believe that I will be putting out the last volunteer calendar for the year.
Does your district use DRA testing? Does your district have a cutoff testing for each grade level? Our district has a benchmark for kindergarten students to be reading at least a DRA 4 at the end of the school year. We have a cutoff of testing at a level 16. However I just got a great tip from another teacher on a different district. They do not mark any child higher than a 4 on end of the year test results. If the child passed a 4 on reading and the retelling components, then that child receives a 4+ on his/her end of the year data. If they read a 4 and that is where the teacher feels the child is, then a 4 is marked on the end of the year data. If a child gets a 4+, then that child can read guided reading books/take home books at his/her level, it is just not recorded. What do you think or do?
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