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Running records - fiches de lecture. Hopefully we all know what they are - a tool to use to help us notice student reading behaviours, and then guide our teaching. However, most teachers I know still have questions about running records - namely, how to do them, how to find the time to get them done, how often to do them, and what to do with the results.
I believe that running records are a super important component of good guided reading instruction. Sometimes, we think we know our students and their reading habits inside and out, but… when we actually sit down, listen to them read, and write down exactly what they say or do, we may find that we don’t know them quite as well as we thought. The data obtained from running records can help save so much planning time - what your students most need to work on is written right in front of you! Sounds great, right?? Read on to find out how reading records look in my classroom!
Because I am such a believer in running records, I make it a goal to do at least one per day. Yup, one per day! If I hit that goal, it keeps all of my student data current within three weeks. Sound too optimistic? Don’t worry - I will explain how I do that below. But, before I continue...