Updates from your TDS, Aug. 19th, 2013
Words Their Way Information
I just found out that you can input your student's word inventory on the Words Their Way site, and the program scores it for you.
Step One: Register your Words Their Way book. Your secret code is in the back along with the website and directions for registering.
Step Two: After you register, click on assessment tools.
Step Three: On the left side there is a spot to create a class. Create your class.
Step Four: Choose the inventory you gave and input your students' names. Click "save."
Step Five: There will be a "take assessment" link next to each name. In this step, you'll fill in each child's performance on the key features for each word. Click "save."
Step Six: The program will tell you which spelling stage each child should begin with. It will group the children with similar needs.
This may not be faster than scoring by hand, but it may be worth the effort to see groupings and skills needed.
Thanks to a teacher at Geist Elementary for this information!
Monday Brooks School
Tuesday Brooks School
Tuesday (after school) District PD sessions
Thursday Sand Creek
Friday Sand Creek
During weeks with grade-level PD meetings, I'll be at each building one day.
My schedule this week:
Monday Brooks School all day
Tuesday Brooks School (am only) NWEA, New Teacher Planning, and Math curriculum meetings in the PM
Wednesday Durbin all day
Thursday Sand Creek all day (REACH meeting after school)
Friday Sand Creek all day (Title 1 PD, PM in the LGI)
I'll send calendar news and other information on a weekly basis.