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Old 02-10-2013, 04:20 PM
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Here is an example of one of my "rubrics" if you will. It's not perfect by any means, but it works for what I'm doing. This one is for a group that was learning to differentiate between CVC words and CVCe words. I don't give my kids the words that I put on the test. They might see the words throughout the week, but I don't tell them that those are the test words. They see anywhere from 25 to 50 words throughout the week. I am more interested in whether or not they understand the pattern rather than if they can memorize a list of spelling words. I also have a spelling test format that I use that includes the 10 pattern words, 5 "challenge words" (basically a pre-assessment for the patterns that I want to study next week), and 5 high-frequency words (from Fry's word lists). I'll blog about my Words Their Way endeavor one of these days... when I feel like I've got a system down. You can find my blog address in my "About Me" section here. You could also Google "Floating Through First Grade." You'll find the test format there. (I'm new to blogging, so you don't have to scroll too far down to find the post about spelling tests.)

There is plenty more that I feel like I should say about the attachment, but here it is. Please ask if you have questions.

By the way, this is still a work in progress and I'm human... I manage to find a mistake on every group's scoring sheet every week. Haha! This one: it's not worth 34 points; it's worth 29 points. Sometimes, I find that I accidentally repeated a word. I swear I go over them a million times, but it never fails.

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