Presentation on theme: "Running Records Guided Reading, Good First Teaching for All Children, Fountas & Pinnell."— Presentation transcript:
1 Running RecordsGuided Reading, Good First Teaching for All Children, Fountas & Pinnell
2 Running Records Are tools for assessing reading behaviors. Are used when students read aloud.Are able to be analyzed for meaning, language structure, and visual (phonic) cues.
3 Uses of Running Records To place children in appropriate texts.To note reading behaviors the child knows and what (s)he needs to learn next.To keep a record of change over time.To make critical decisions about a child.
4 Interpreting Running Records Does the child read from left to right, top to bottom, and return sweep?Does the child use background knowledge?Does the child self-correct?Does the child use language structure?Does the child search for meaning?Does the child take risks?
5 The Three Reading Cue Systems MeaningDoes it make sense?StructureDoes it sound right?VisualDoes it look right?
6 Taking a Running Record Sit next to the child while he reads the text.Code the behaviors on a separate form or blank piece of paper.Tell him the word if he is stuck on a word.
7 Coding a Running Record Make a check mark for each word read accurately.Record mismatches with a line; write children’s behaviors above the line and text information below the line.Examine the Conventions sheet for coding.
8 Scoring Running Records Substitutions count as one error.Multiple attempts at a word count as one error.Omissions, insertions, and “tolds” count as one error. Repetitions are not errors.Self-corrections are not errors.
9 Accuracy and Self-Correction Rates Subtract the number of errors from total words. Divide by the number of words and multiply by 100 to get the accuracy rate.For self-correction rate, add the number of errors and self-corrections and divide by the number of self-corrections.
10 Reading Levels 95-99% easy text - independent level 90-94% instructional text and levelBelow 90% - difficult text and level
11 AnalysisAnalyze the cues to determine the strategies the reader used and what must be taught next.Questions to ask:Does the reader use cues in relation to one another?Does the reader search for more information to self-correct?
12 Practice The next step is to practice taking a running record. Be sure to notice what the child is doing during reading.
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