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Getting to Know Your Students

Professor Simpson, KSU, Secondary & Middle Grades Education

Joanne Simpson

on 27 December 2012

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Professor Simpson, KSU, Secondary & Middle Grades Education Getting to Know Your Students Struggling Readers
More Time
Shorter Texts
Developing Readers
Listen to Books
Connect to Real World
Reluctant Readers
Student Choice
Grade-level Readers
Independent Reading as Homework
Connect to Interests
Proficient Readers
Student Choice
Book Talks
Depth over Breadth Five Types of Middle School Readers What do they find easy/hard about reading?
LEARN their culture, language, etc.
Are they involved in school?
What do their parents do?
Have them write about their reading.
Take the time. That simple. Getting to Know Them I used to, but now I can. . .
Progress Reports
More than just grades! They change. Keep knowing them! Take observational notes.
In class, during sports, during lunch, etc.
Refer to the notes before conferencing, show interest in them! Watch them. Those observational notes? Use them.
That is data. It is an assessment
You cannot adequately or accurately assess a student unless you know them. Period. Assessment Your students should self-reflect and use metacognition.
So should you.
How do you use student self-evaluations?
How are you using assessments in general?
How are the conferences helping you?
Why are the observational notes important? Self-Reflection Discuss your students with your colleagues.
Discuss what you know about them.
Discuss assessment. Be the change. Reference these books when you talk with your colleagues. Motivate them to be a teacher leader, like you.
25 Quick Formative Assessments for a Differentiated Classroom (Dodge, 2009)
Assessments for Differentiated Reading Instruction (Robb, 2009)
Checking for Understanding (Fisher & Frey, 2007)
Fair Isn't Always Equal (Wormeli, 2006) Books on assessment.
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