Teaching and Assessing

    Reading, Writing, and Math



    1. Engagement – behaviors during reading – independent, partner, and group

    2. Fluency - accuracy, automaticity, phrasing, expression

    3. Word Work/decoding – strategies for unknown words

    4. Comprehension – activates background knowledge before, during and after reading; determines most important themes and idea (fiction: character traits/changes related to events); creates visual and sensory images before, during and after reading of text; asks questions; draws inferences; retells with accuracy and text data; synthesizes; monitors comprehension using strategies to “fix-it-up” when it breaks down; understand figurative language

    5. Conversation – follows agreed upon rules for conversations; listen to others with care; responds on topic (adds on to others ideas); speaks on topic; uses text to support opinions and ideas



    1.  Engagement – behaviors during writing time - independent, able to generate ideas, fluent

    2.  Meaning – know that writing should make sense; writes for an audience; rereading and revising own writing

    3.  Structure – piece is organized (modeled) after mentor texts used for the genre

    4.  Elaboration/details – uses vivid, interesting vocabulary; zooms in adding details and describing for readers

    5.  Conventions – spelling conventions for the grade level; capitals; end punctuation



    1. Knows addition facts to 20

    2. Fluent with subtracting facts to 20

    3. Understands and uses place value into the 1000s

    4. Understands measurement – length and time

    5. Understands plane and solid shapes

    6. Developing an understanding of multiplication

    7. Able to “show” what you know and explain thinking - ”prove it”

    8. Knows and uses math vocabulary taught

    9. Able to read word problem, chose an efficient strategy to solve it, and demonstrate thinking

    10.Able to use strategies taught to solve problems

    Addition Strategies:

    Adds using an open number line


          Near Doubles

          Make Tens

          Uses Friendly (Landmark) Numbers

          Breaking Numbers Using Place Value

          Compensation (Give and Take)

          Adding in Chunks

    Subtraction Strategies:

    Subtracts using an open number line

          Adding Up

          Removal (Breaking Apart)


    Story Problems:

          Reads and solves problems efficiently

          Shows strategies to solve problems accurately