Monday, December 3, 2012

Language Arts Common Core Assessments

My days on maternity leave are quickly fading away, and I have very mixed emotions about it.  On one hand, I really miss my students and being in the classroom.  You know that feeling you get toward the end of summer where you're really excited about the new year....well that's how I am right now.  I'm ready to see my kiddos, try out some of the new lessons I've made, and I can't wait to see my teacher friends on a regular basis.  Heck, I was working on bulletin board lettering today!  On the other hand, it's going to be so hard to be away from the babies.  I learned with my daughter that this stage goes by in the blink of an eye, and I'm sad to miss parts of it.  I know they'll be in great hands though, and that makes a huge difference.

One great thing about maternity leave, is that I was finally able to make Common Core Standards assessments for language arts.  After I made my Common Core Math Assessments, I had many requests for a similar language arts version.  But school started back, and my brain couldn't handle teaching AND creating language arts assessments.  I was on Common Core/RTI/EIP and your general teaching overload and just couldn't get them done.  Thankfully, during my time off I was able to get my thoughts together and get it in gear!  I finally finished them and let me just way "Whew!"  That was a big project!

I've created a brief 1 page assessment for almost all of the reading and language standards.

The language arts assessments are a bit different from the math, because not all of the standards are easily assessed through a worksheet.  This is especially true for the writing and speaking/listening standards, so I've created rubrics and checklists for those standards, as well as a few reading standards.  The rubrics are all available in Word, so you can make changes as needed.

I've also included a checklist for all of the language arts standards, but as a Merry Christmas to everyone, you can download them here for FREE.  Just click <here> or on the picture for your copy!  If you want to see the whole assessment pack, just click <here> or on the pictures above.


AshleyB. said...

This is SO generous of you to share. Thank you so much!

Karyn said...

Wow Ashleigh thank you so much! So generous of you to share this for free when I see so many others charging for it! You assessment pack looks incredible! What a tremendous amount of work! I'm adding it to my wishlist now! Thank you again and happy holidays!

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Tracy said...

THANKS FOR SHARING!!! wondering...did you happen to make a MATH one for 3rd grade...will to pay too for it! Such a useful tool in my planner

Linqtraining said...

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Haydee@Waldent said...

Thank you for sharing you save me a lot of time on doing my own.

misslucy said...

Thank you so much!!! AMAZING@!!!

tas said...

Ashleigh, this is wonderful. A true gift that will keep giving for years to countless teachers. I understand being torn, our babies grow up so quickly. Those quiet cuddle times are precious. Enjoy all that you can. Thank you so much!

RobyMac said...

You are amazing! I just sat down to do this and it's done! Thank you:)

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