at my school, the average 1st grader comes into 1st grade reading a
DRA of a 4. By the end of 1st grade he/she should be at a 14
(although 16 is really what is best). To start 2nd grade, we look
at a student reading at a 16 at the beginning of the year and a 24-
28 at the end of 2nd grade.
If I had a first grader reading a 16, I would be totally happy.
But then I teach Title 1, and have first graders who are at level A-
1 even now in December.
On 10/22/10, Bump wrote:
> I don't usually let them move on from level 11- 12+, until I
> ensure that they have good comprehension of what they have read,
> and can read it fluently with good phrasing and expression. I
> had a group of readers that came into grade one last year,
> level 24-25, that were the most fluent, lovely readers I have
> ever heard, but they didn't understand a thing. So we basically
> stayed at that same level throughout the year, working on
> comprehension. There isn't much point on them going much
> that anyway, as the content becomes much more mature, and
> contains things that I would not want my 6 year old reading.
> On 8/27/10, Amy Kelley wrote:
>> On 9/15/09, Amy wrote:
>>> My daughter just started 1st grade and brought home a book
>>> to read from school that was a level 16. She read it with
>>> very minimal problems. What is expected at this point in
>>> 1st grade?
>> Hello,my son has done the same thing.He is reading level 16 1
>> week into first grade.I am wondering how things progress when
>> they are ahead of what there supposed to be reading.Any
>> response would be helpful.
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