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 two assessments for all of the reading for information and reading for literature standards. One of the assessments is a brief one-page assessment, and the other assessment is a bit longer with a page and a half reading passage.
I also included two assessments for all of the language standards. I broke those assessments down by element, so there are quite a few language assessments!
Some 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.