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Re: Kentucky Alternate Portfolio
Kelli Blevins

    I would love to have any samples, as well. I am in Oldham Co. We have 6-
    8th grade/ Progress. I have a few to share if you need them, but would
    love to see yours also.

    On 11/21/06, carrie wrote:
    > I just submitted this entry and when the screen went back to the chat
    > items, there were items listed that I felt were innappropriate for this
    > forum.I thought that this was a regulated chat sight. Mrs. Varney, I
    > dont think that I will post anything else. I hesitate to give you my e-
    > mail address because I don't know who else reads these posts. If you
    > have school e-mail you should be able to find me in the address book
    > when you click on the "to" button. My name is Carrie Keown and I work
    > for the Hancock County School system.
    >
    > 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
    >>> advance
    >> 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
    >> student.
    >> 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.