As I started planning for the first week of school I began listing beginning of the year assessments I wanted to be sure and give my students.
Math: CCSS and mixed Fact Fluency
Writing: Lucy Caulkins 2nd grade baseline writing assessment--Three blank sheets of paper folded and stapled into a book. Directions to students: "What do you know a lot about? Make a book that will teach someone else all about what you know!"
Reading: Read Naturally 1.8 Chocolate Chip Cookies fluency timing (expectation 55-65wpm), MAP assessment at the end of September.
I needed something more for reading so I created a Reading Interest Interview that includes important reading-related questions that will give me oodles of information about my students as readers.
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What beginning of the year assessments give you the most information about your students?