Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Running Record Analysis SIMPLIFIED Part 2

Today, I took running records as I listened to two students read and the running records provided some great examples of why students get stuck in a level.  

  Break It Blend It Cards      Karen Mallard  
The first student's running record on a Guided Reading Level D/ DRA 5 book had 8 Tolds and four errors: flower/yellow, hippo/elephant, blue/purple, says/said.  The student needs to learn what to do when she gets stuck on a word and needs to check to make sure the word looks right by checking the beginning part of the word. 

For example, when she read flower/yellow or hippo/elephant she should have noticed that the first letter of the word didn't match what she said. She also needs to try to solve the word instead of appealing for help. 

I showed her how to check the picture, go back and reread and say the first part of the word.  We call this Get Your Mouth Ready.

The second student's running record had one self- correction: sat/sit SC.  There were three errors: wanted/went, get/got, and swim/swam.  The student isn't looking left-right through words and is noticing that the middle parts don't match.  I began by praising the student for the self-correction sat/sit/SC and asked why he changed the word.  He noticed it didn't sound right.  I told him it didn't look right either.  Then I wrote the two words on a white board and asked him how the two words were the same.  Then I asked him how they were different.  I asked him how he was going to know which word was sat and which word was sit.  He said that he had to look in the middle.  

Then we compared the other errors in the same way.  By comparing and contrasting those words, he was able to gain new understanding in how words work.  We will study his running records for the next few weeks to see if he applies what he learned today in his reading. If he needs additional help, we will use some activities we created to help him practice this skill.
  Read It Right Cards
My friend, and co-creator of our Intervention BindersAshley Benoitand I created activities and assessments and then we organized them in binders to share with our colleagues.  These binders help us stay focused and organized. 

We've included the Running Record Analysis in our binders to help you decide which sections you can use for each type of error.



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