How are you doing. I am working on these portfolios also. I am looking
for ideas just like you. Have you found anything really useful yet?
On 11/21/06, carrie wrote:
> On 11/21/06, Carrie Keown wrote:
>> On 11/19/06, Alexis Varney wrote:
>>> If you have samples of any of your work I would greatly appreciate
>> your sharing the
>>> info. Am trying to provide support to my teachers as much as
>> possible. Many thanks in
>> I have 5th grade progress. I have delved into that pretty deeply and
>> probably can't help much in any other area. Some of the teacher's
>> editions and grade level practice books have the core content listed
>> in the table of contents or at least the topic that your core content
>> statement covers. For example, the 5th grade Treasures Practice O
>> book by Macmillan/McGraw-Hill has "Text Features:Photgraphs and
>> Captions.....pg.5" in the table of Contents. Page five is a very good
>> page that is easily adapted to use for content standard RD-05-5.0.3.
>> I am modifying that particular resource for my student because he is
>> at the progress level so I will have to find a way for him to answer
>> the question using pictures. I also will cut the picture from the
>> worksheet out and enlarged it for my student.If I had an attainment
>> student I would think that I might be able to use the worksheet as
>> is. I am using this resource as a student work sample for my student.
>> Another resource that has been very useful to me is out fifth grade
>> health book,Your Health, by Harcourt Brace. Even though I am
>> assessing reading and math core content I am often using books from
>> other content areas to show that I am teaching "across the curriculum"
>> The great thing about our health book is that it gives a main idea
>> for each chapter. I am using that feature to teach main idea and
>> supporting details (Standard RD-05-3.0.4) to my student. I am using 4
>> pictures that represent details that can be arranged to best support
>> the main idea.
>> For that pre-test and those assessment probes I have developed a
>> scoring rubric.
>> So, look at the standard and read the intent statement that goes with
>> it. Try to find that standard in a grade level text to see how it is
>> taught or accessed at grade level and then ask yourself, "How can I
>> provide conditions and modify the work to teach and assess my
>> student? For documentation save information on or copies of the grade
>> level material that you are working from. This shows that you are
>> providing access to the grade level curriculum for your special needs
>> Once you have activities and a pre-test worked up for your student go
>> back and reread the intent and core content statement. Ask yourself
>> if what your student is doing truly assesses the
>> measurable/observable skill. If not, stop and look at other
>> materials. It is amazing how quickly something that started out as
>> one thing is simplified to the point that it no longer truly relates
>> back to where you started. The math especially can become a matching
>> or a memory skill instead of what you intended to do.
>> I hope this helps. This is new for all of us. I am hoping that our
>> county will develope a task bank with what individual teachers are
>> developing for this year. It won't be so time consuming once we have
>> the materials that relate to the assessed items together and
>> accessable to each other. I am saving copies of everything that I do
>> and I am dating everything.