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Here are two features from the Choice Literacy Archives to help you and your students assess reading skills and needs.
Amanda Adrian explains why running records remain an essential assessment tool for elementary teachers in Tried and True Trumps Shiny and New:
In Eyes on the Fries, Gretchen Taylor helps her middle school students resist peer pressure as they analyze which books are "just right" for their independent reading:
This essay from The Reading Zone blog challenges reading assessment data that comes from commercial publishers with a vested interest in the results:
One of the best ways to learn what students know, value, and need is to have them lead conferences. Pernille Ripp has written a lot about the benefits of student-led conferences, and she's finally compiled her advice in a step-by-step guide:
Autumn in Maine is beautiful (we should know, since it's Choice Literacy's home state). Join us to see the leaves turn and the learning ignite at the Coaching the Common Core Workshop on October 12 - 13 at the Samoset Resort on the ocean in Rockport. Presenters include Jennifer Allen, Heather Rader, and Franki Sibberson: