While I see the value in assessing students, I question whether the people developing these tests have actually every worked with students on this level. But that is a topic for another day...
We began with Reading A-Z.com (yes, again) for text that supported the theme. The book that was chosen was a multi-level book.
|The wordless book was used to label the animals.|
|The midlevel book was used to focus on goals on a few of the student's IEPs that focus on verbs.|
|The highest level book will be used either for a teacher-read text or for a student reading task.|
|This task used photographs to identify habitats.|
|This is a comprehension task based on the animals from the Readinga-z book. (It will use Wiki-Sticks to "draw" a line to the photo that shows the answer.)|
|Using a book format, this task focuses on what each animal eats.|
|Based on the ReadingA-Z book, this task focuses on placing animals in the appropriate habitat.|
|This task asks the students to match the photograph to the outline of the animal.|
|Same task with the labels covered up|
|Sorting task for herbivores, carnivores or omnivores with labels|
|This is a reading comprehension task. The animals in this task are from the ReadingA-Z book.|
|An AB Pattern task using pictures from Board Maker.|
These activities were printed from the Reading A-Z website for some of the higher level students to use during 1:1 time.
I hope you have a lovely weekend! -Kara