Data, data, data....that's a popular word nowadays! I love using data to track student growth and progress, make goals, and plan instruction, but this post is about how my FIRST GRADERS are using data to track their individual progress and reach their goals! I've been using Data Notebooks with my 1st graders for about four years now. I've been adding things each year, so that they will be useful to both me and my students.
Each student in my class has a Data Notebook. We use it daily for behavior tracking, weekly or monthly for reading progress monitoring and goal tracking, and it is shared with parents during conferences.
I have four main parts of my notebooks that I'm sharing here:
*World Series of Reading points
*Wildly Important Goal tracking
I use a behavior/participation chart in my classroom. At the end of each day, students bring out their notebook and color the calendar to match where they are on the chart for the day. I encourage them to set personal behavior goals based on these calendars, look for trends, and reflect at the end of each month.
|He started well above grade level and has adjusted his fluency goal twice.|
|An emergent reader who is making great growth!|
|Proud owner of five World Series ducks so far!|
|Students setting ambitious World Series points goals|
|Our WIGs Chart...goals now written independently throughout the week|
I'm always interested in hearing how other people use data with their young learners, so I'd love to hear from you in the comments!!