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Susan Gibson
State Benchmarks
Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:14

Oh the class I was referring to is the ASU Clinic. You will have it during the summer most likely. It is where you use Darrel Morris's one-to-one tutoring model with struggling readers. It was one of the most beneficial classes in the program.

As for the State benchmarks, I didn't even realize they had to be at a level C by the middle of the year. I knew they had to have a D at the end of the year. I agree that is a big jump especially since so many students come to kindergarten not knowing anything like your struggling readers group. But it is great that you found how effective guided reading groups can be all at levels. Just imagine how far your high group is going to be at the end of the year if they are already reading sentences like you mentioned!! The biggest thing you have to remember is that they may not make the December benchmark but you have to believe that what you are doing is working and you will get the results by the end of the year. Teachers know what is developmentally appropriate for students unlike the government so we just have to keep that in mind.

  • reply to Susan - hodgete, Tue Nov 25 19:51
    They really did grow quickly! This is my first semester taking Grad Classes, so I'm not very familiar with the class you are referring to (I've heard about it). At first I only did actual guided... more
    • State Benchmarks - Susan Gibson, Wed Nov 26 10:14
      • re: benchmarks - hodgete, Sat Nov 29 13:05
        Yes, last year I think only 1/3 of the class was at a level C, and a lot of parents of those children who were on grade level (at a RB - reading behaviors) at the beginning of the year freaked out. I ... more
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