Re: Kentucky Alternate Portfolio
On 1/04/07, Danielle Rice wrote:
> Hi, Alexis
> 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.