Teaching Reading Strategies
Teaching Reading Strategies features the best in reading intervention assessment and assessment-based instruction. A teacher's best source for Response to…
FREE Spelling Diagnostic
Do your grades 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 students need grade-level or remedial instruction? There's only one way to know for sure and know precisely what common spelling patterns have and have not yet been mastered. The 102 item Diagnostic Spelling Assessment. Get the FREE paper copy, audio, Google form and sheet of this teachable assessment with a mastery matrix.
Sound Wall Sounds
For many students, learning phonemic awareness and phonics is challenging, because they can't replicate proper mouth positions and speech articulation. However, the explanations can be impediments. Not with these silly sound wall songs! Your students will love them and learn how to properly pronounce the speech sounds and connect them to the graphemes. Check out the article, which incudes links to two videos with the songs: Vowel Valley and Consonant Sounds.
Best Spelling Assessment?
Watch the side by side comparisons of the Words Their Way Elementary Spelling Inventory, Upper-level Elementary Spelling Inventory, and the Diagnostic Spelling Assessment. See for yourself why assessing spelling patterns provides better teachable data than assessing developmental spelling stages.
Reading Assessment | Don't Test What You Can't Teach | Pennington Publishing Blog
Need RtI, ESL, ELD reading assessments for program placement and to inform instruction? Download FREE whole class tests with audio files and recording matrices from Pennington Publishing. Plus, find out which assessments are unnecessary. In short, my advice is twofold: Only Test What is Teachable and Don't Test What You Can't Teach.
Word Part Monsters!
Looking for a great pre-Halloween or pre-Open House activity to scare your kids into learning high frequency Greek and Latin word parts? My Word Part Monsters will do the trick (or treat). Get the three-day lesson and the FREE Greek and Latin prefixes, roots, and suffixes Monster Word List for these lessons.