RE 5040 Fall 2011
re: Word Sorts
Thu Dec 1, 2011 21:08

Go Ginger! I think that you answered that just right. As a first grade teacher the ERSI is the first thing I assess my children with. It really gives you a great deal of information. Immediately, I know which children need to review letter/sounds, which ones can point and track print, how many sight words they have mastered (this also tells me how much print they have been exposed to, and how they do on spelling words with a beginning, middle vowel, and ending consonant. I think we all know how important these foundation skills are in reading and how we need to build a child’s strengths and weaknesses in order to help them prosper as a beginning first grade reader.

  • re: Word Sorts - Ginger Landers, Wed Nov 30 12:11
    Hi Mary Beth, I'm glad you liked the presentation! Thank you! I think how you noted that there wasn't a lot of time for the actual intervention is an important point. This group made large gains in... more
    • re: Word Sorts - crousejs, Thu Dec 1 21:08
      • ERSI links - koppenhaverd, Sun Dec 4 12:51
        Given the range of interest in the ERSI, I am providing some links that will get you to the instrument, an explanation of it, and a study that used it really thoughtfully. Ginger and Jennifer... more
    • ERSI - MaryBeth, Thu Dec 1 21:01
      Thanks for the info! I'm not a huge fan of Dibbles, so that's nice to have an alternate assessment to use!
      • DIBELS - Marlee Wright, Fri Dec 2 21:34
        Ditto that - not a huge fan at all. We have to use it, though, systemwide here, so we try to take the information we can glean from it and use it the best way we can. I would love to learn more about ... more
        • Re: DIBELS - Nakita Carson, Tue Dec 6 19:41
          Everything I have heard from younger grade teachers seems to be on the negative side when it comes to DIBELS. What drew the school system to it.
      • ERSI - Ruth Ann Timmons, Fri Dec 2 00:29
        I'm with you MaryBeth. DIBELS is not my favorite way to assess students either but sadly it is required. I try to stay positive and view it as another measure by which to gather additional... more
    • reply to Ginger/Mary Beth - Lori Vestal, Thu Dec 1 18:15
      You are right. ERSI was developed by Darrell Morris at ASU. If you are interested in using ERSI, there is a great reference book that I found on International Reading Association's website. It is... more
      • re: ERSI - MaryBeth, Thu Dec 1 20:59
        Thanks Lori! This is my first semester of classes, so I'm "new" to all of this. I was a Reading Recovery teacher for a few years when I first started teaching, and all of the training and assessments ... more
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RE 5040 Fall 2011