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The data that is constantly being collected and analyzed within the READ 180 classroom can transform parent-teacher night into a truly powerful experience... especially if you know what to have handy.
Here are just a few reports that you may want to have printed out
Taking a purposeful pause in my day to day activities to focus on how much growth my students have made in there reading skills is one of the reasons I appreciate the 180 Awards so much.
We all experience this predicament: our students run through the yards of the System 44 "football" field, navigating difficult tackles, throwing great passes, and scoring points that move them into the next Series. Then, in the fourth quarter, with a few minutes remaining, they request their unused time-outs as they labor through Series 24 and 25. There seems to be an impasse, a standstill, and an almost stop right before the end -zone. How can we get our students to complete the touchdown and then receive their well-earned Certificate of Completion?
With the coming of the half-way point in this school year, students should be well ensconced in our class routines: Whole Group, Small Group, READ 180 Software, and even Independent Reading. However, no matter how routine the routines become, I always find there is room for reflection and improvement.
For some, writing comes easy. Words flow into sentences; sentences flow into paragraphs; paragraphs become essays or research papers or books. For others, this symbiotic relationship does not exist. Many of these students end up in our READ 180 classrooms.
Nicholas is a seventh-grade student in my mixed model System 44/Read 180 class. Nicholas started the System 44 program in the fifth grade and finally completed it mid-year in the seventh grade. Although a celebration was well-warranted, some teachers may be wondering why it took three years for him to finish the program.