In Kindergarten and sometimes even in Pre-K, teachers in reading workshop classrooms give several assessments so they can understand what children know about how reading goes (These are available free on The Teachers College Reading and Writing Project website.) They include:
See below for a full transcript of the #TCRWP chat from Wednesday 2/17/16.
by Anna Gratz Cockerille
Often, when literacy coaches and staff developers work with schools, teachers ask them for help with minilessons. Certainly, this is important. Minilessons are a crucial part of the reading workshop. It is in the minilesson that we gather students and give them the gift of another strategy they can add to their toolkits. It is in the minilesson that we rally and challenge our students to be the best they can be. It is in the minilesson that we bear witness to the power of trying something new in service of getting better and better.