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As an educator, you will discover that students’ reading abilities vary widely. A running record is a great tool for you to use to help you determine students’ reading levels. This assignment will give you the opportunity to exhibit your reading assessment skills.
Complete Parts 1–3 below.
Part 1 – Informal Observation
Observe a first-, second-, and third-grade student engaged in reading a self-selected text. As you observe, determine the students’ reading levels and which student you will conduct a formal observation and running record with.
Part 2 – Formal Observation and Running Record
Select one of the students you observed to conduct a formal observation and running record using a 100- to 200-word, leveled reading passage.
Choose an appropriate grade or reading level passage for the student you selected. You may choose from the following passages and running record scoring sheets from Raz-Plus, or you may use another passage with instructor approval.
- Early Emergent reader or K-grade level
- It Is a Birthday Party (passage)
- It Is a Birthday Party (running record scoring sheet)
- Emergent reader or 1st-grade level
- Colors (passage)
- Colors (running record scoring sheet)
- Early fluent reader or 2nd-grade level
- The Scared Bear (passage)
- The Scared Bear (running record scoring sheet)
- Fluent reader or 3rd-grade level
- The Ranch Helpers (passage)
- The Ranch Helpers (running record scoring sheet)
Note: If you choose not to use one of the options above and prefer to use a different reading passage, be sure to get approval from your instructor. You may also use the blank Running Record Scoring Sheet provided in the last page of the Running Record Instructions and Scoring Sheet.
Use the Running Record Instructions and Scoring Sheet as a guide while you conduct the running record.
Part 3 – Reflection
Prepare a 350- to 700-word paper comparing your informal observation experience with your formal observation and running record experience.
Use the attached rubric.
4.2 Rubric for Running Record Reflection.doc