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Let me say, I have a love/hate relationship with data. When I have to track my students for gap groups - I HATE it. I HATE physically testing students. Hate it. Did I say I hate it? We are talking about six year olds. However, I will say that when I do conferences and report cards, I LOVE seeing their progress. I like seeing how they have increased in fluency or finally gotten that writing goal down. I love sending home notes of success in my room. I love giving my students praise.
Here was the problem. I couldn't keep track of my running records, anecdotal notes, and writing conferences. Let me tell you, I have tried it all! I used avery labels and put them on student pages, but the labels were too expensive. I had mini notebooks - one for each student in a bin - man was that hard to keep up with. I tried a binder before, but just couldn't get it right.
Let me stop boring you with my failures. On to the success!
Here is my data tracking, running record, writing conferences binder!
Let's talk about how pretty this binder looks!!!
The bundle comes with a reading, writing or both cover.
Probably my favorite part about the organization part of this binder is the tabs! I made my own tabs. I did include the editable tabs in my pack so that you can do the same!
The tabs are circles in my pack. I used 5 MIL lamination sheets from Amazon and astrobright papers. The lamination sheets are thick enough that I can be confident that they won't bend and crumble. You can find the lamination sheets here. I then used clear packing tape (a good brand) to secure.
I have included a 100 square running record (it also has another 100 on the back for longer stories) I have a running record info sheet on the bottom. I also wanted my parent share page. The cool thing about this one is that the top half is bigger (goes a bit beyond the second hole punch), then the next is the same exact thing, but a bit smaller, so that it fits below the middle hole punch. I fill them both out, and the bottom gets cut off, and sent home with my student to share with their parents. I then have the top side to add to their file. This helps so much with report cards!
Included in the pack is the Reading Conference checklist, so that you are able to write in your students names and keep track of how often you are meeting with your students, so that you don't over meet, or under meet. The blue tabs are from walmart. I will add them to the back of each page. As the pages fill up, I will keep the most recent at the top, so that I don't need to replace tabs. These fit pretty perfectly. I have 21 students, and 20 fit without overlapping. To get over that, you will need to either overlap, or you could trim these. I lucked out. It makes it super easy to find which student I need to keep track of.
You will also get two different 3x3 running record sticky notes. You will also have three different 3x5 sticky note running record templates
I have included a kindergarten/first grade or early writers checklist, that you can actually hand to a child and have them focus on what you have asked.
I have also included a checklist for upper grades 2 and up for their focus for a student or for teacher record.
You will also get the writing conference sheet along with the sheets to put the sticky notes on to organize.
I hope you find this all helpful!
This pack is on sale for the rest of Sunday.
If you want ONLY the writing pack, click here.
If you want ONLY the reading pack, click here.
If you want the reading pack WITHOUT sticky note versions click here.
Comment with your name and email along with HOW you collect data for writing and reading. I will pick one to win this bundle for free!!!
Congrats to Julie Laing!