In Tennessee, the second grade assessment will include a fluency section aligned to Tennessee standard 2.RF.4.a: (RF) Reading Foundational Skills. To help 2nd grade teachers, I have created several practice assessments as well as shared some much-needed information below.
Practice: Click here or on the picture to download the practice fluency set.
Read aloud directions for teachers: “Here are 20 sentences. Read each sentence and ask yourself: Is this sentence true? Mark YES or NO to answer the question for each sentence. Do not start until I say “Go.” Do as many as you can before I say “Stop.”
Testing Format for TN 2nd Grade Fluency Section Assessment: Students will have a set of twenty sentences in their test booklets, varying in length from four to eight words (four each with four, five, six, seven, and eight words per sentence). Each sentence includes words that are at or below the second grade reading level. Each sentence is structured to present a statement that is easily recognizable as true or not true. Students will have one minute to read the sentences and mark YES or NO as directed Additional TN 2nd Grade Assessment Resources:
The state legislature took action last week that changes the assessment plan for the 2014-15 school year. We will not be taking the PARC test in Tennessee. We will be continuing with the current TCAP tests during the 2014-2015 school year. The state will be completing a competitive biddingprocess to select an operational assessment forthe 2015-16 school year. More information will be shared in the coming weeks about the details of the assessment transition. As soon as I have more information I will post!
I am sure all my teacher friends are rushing around trying to get their lovely babies ready for “The Test”. My students will be taking their last Discovery Education Assessment this coming Thursday. We are off on Monday and Tuesday, so that only leaves me one day to review before “The Test”. I have created a review Power Point that can be used to review for a reading skills test for 5th, 6th, or 7th grade. I plan to use it to hand out tokens exchange for the correct answer. At the end of the class, students with at least 15 tokens get a piece of broccoli (candy). The students really try and pay close attention when they know broccoli is up for graps. I hope this helps in your prep time for “The Test”
Another great site for the classroom is Internet 4 the Classroom. The website has resources for grades K-12. The site has lesson plans, interactive websites, test prep, daily dose of internet, and teaching training. The site is free and lists on free websites (which is what we love). The resources are organized by grade, subject, and skill and is very easy to navigate.
The site also has a great free summer program. Students that have access to the internet can login to the site and practice skills over the summer. The information is the sent to their mentor (the teacher) to keep track of and to use to prepare for the next school year. I hope you enjoy!