I created this template to help teachers take meaningful, in the moment anecdotal notes on their students. This template provides a space for observations and a place for instructional decisions based on the observations. This formative assessment is quick, easy and can be done throughout the year to keep track of student progress.
Today I’m going to share with you a notebook that I created to help keep all my notes together. This notebook is going to combine 3 notebooks into one. First, It will serve as a spot for me to check the status of my class (what book they are reading). Second, it will store anecdotal notes that I take (reading/math). Third, it will help me keep track of behavior notes that I send home. Those 3 things are BIG. To have them in one notebook will keep me organized and save me time! Below are…
Divide the inside of a file folder into boxes that are slightly larger than small sticky notes. Write students' names in the boxes in alphabetical order, one name per box. Whenever you want to make a note about a student's progress, jot the information on a sticky note and then place it in the appropriate box. Periodically move the sticky notes to students' assessment folders. You'll have valuable information at your fingertips when it's time to prepare report cards.
Use these note-taking sheets to organize your anecdotal notes during Guided Reading and literature circles. This product allows you to monitor student progress each week by keeping track of patterns, issues, and important successes in your students' reading.