Today I am linking up with Fourth Grade Frolics for Monday Made It! It is my first time linking up this summer. I have been busy working on things, but really haven't created a ton from start to finish! This past week, I made my back to school to do list and I realized I need to get crafting. In the meantime, I have been working a little more so on some of my TpT products that I thought I would share!
This product is one that I am SO excited to share. I am being honest when I say that this product is NOT fancy and doesn't have any frills. In fact, it is just a simple set of questions for each text. However, what makes this product so great is that it was developed in my classroom as a result of a need I saw. We had recently switched from DRA's to Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark Assessments. I immediately noticed that our students were not used to the style of prompting or questioning. Initially, I created these products to use so that my students became familiar with the style of questioning. I then realized that these short assessments would be GREAT to use after a guided reading book discussion. I ended up using these a TON in this way. We would slowly read and analyze a text, having many discussions about it. Then, when we would finish completely, I would ask the students to write their answers as a form of assessment/ way to monitor their progress with the text. I used their responses when going to RTI meetings, etc. I have also used these in the place of a running record, as a form of a formative assessment. I would have the student read the text independently and respond to the questions. This product has 11 different short assessments, but I am in the works of getting each file uploaded separately as well. The bundle though, is the best deal. It will be a GROWING bundle. As I design new assessments, they will be added and you can re-download it for free! So check it out here!
I have been working on this slowly, line by line, for a few weeks, but I finally finished it! I found a bunch of inspiration on Pinterst that helped me. This will be at the park for my wedding next summer! I bought a piece of Oak and stained it. Then I used a paint marker for the writing. It does need one coat of clear polyurethane, but that's it! :)
Happy Monday and happy Fourth of July!