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sellewc
Re: Data validity
Sun Nov 30, 2014 21:46
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I was immediately drawn to the fact that 0% of your students had letter-sound correspondence, also with labeling pictures (although I can more easily understand that this is a skill maybe not taught by parents).

Letter sound correspondences involve knowledge of the sounds represented by the letters of the alphabet and the letters used to represent the sounds. Your data is leading me to believe that NONE of your students had any knowledge of letters or sounds before entering your classroom. Surely this not the case, as shown by your students' initial writing.

Knowledge of letter sound correspondences is essential in reading and writing, and you have shown us examples of students' initial writing. In order to read a word the learner must recognize the letters in the word and associate each letter with its sound. In order to write or type a word the learner must break the word into its component sounds and know the letters that represent these sounds. Once again, doesn't this clearly show some sign of initial letter sound correspondence in your kids?

Another slight issue I have with your quantitative data collection is the use of the check sheet, and using Check plus and minus. What specifically is characterized by those levels? Does a check show growth, vs. a check minus?


  • Re: Tracy & Candie's presentation - Ashley Pennell, Sun Nov 23 21:46
    From your data, it seems that your writing workshop has been highly effective! I am especially impressed with your students' growth in letter-sound correspondence. I appreciate that you shared... more
    • Re: Data validity - sellewc, Sun Nov 30 21:46
    • Pictures & Topics - Candie Hedrick, Fri Nov 28 19:52
      Tracy and I really were impressed with the pictures. We thought a lot of improvement was made in that area. I thought I would have several students telling me they did not know what to write about,... more
    • Re: Tracy & Candie's presentation - Tracy Cornacchio, Tue Nov 25 10:15
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