RE 5040 Fall 2011
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one more thought
Sat Dec 10, 2011 10:38

If I recall correctly this summer when I did practicum in Mocksville I worked with a kindergarten student. She was below grade level but I recall I was concerned about how choppy etc. she was and I believe they told me to focus more on her sight words and vocabulary. They said you wouldn't worry about fluency yet.

I don't know if they look at fluency in kindergarten at my school because I don't feel like we look at it at any level. On our formal assessments fluency isn't taken into account at all. Students get a 1, 2, or3. It isn't very clear cut either. They won't keep a student on a level either if their accuracy and comprehension are fine but fluency is not there. They move them on.

  • ouch - koppenhaverd, Sun Dec 4 11:25
    You all are put under way too much pressure. I wasn't even taught reading in kindergarten 50 years ago. I went to school half a day, still often fell asleep during nap time because I was so... more
    • one more thought - lanierrm1, Sat Dec 10 10:38
    • fluency in kindergarten - lanierrm1, Sat Dec 10 10:32
      I wouldn't have thought they focused on fluency in kindergarten. I even questioned myself a little about it with my lowest students because one of them is only a level above the end of kindergarten.... more
      • Re: fluency in kindergarten - MaryBeth, Mon Dec 12 15:00
        I think we do push students too hard sometimes. I think about how many levels and abilities there are at each grade level. It makes it nearly impossible to reach every child. It seems like there has... more
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RE 5040 Fall 2011