Wow...I can't believe that according to my stats people have already been here to visit! Crazy! I was so not ready for that.
Anyway, I have decided to start a blog about teaching because I have embarked on such a new experience in my career. I only taught Grade 4 for the first 4 months of the year because in January I had a beautiful baby girl.
To start off right I wanted to share something that I use often in my classroom.
Please head over HERE to see the assessment posters.
This link will take you to a document I made with the help of the Ontario Curriculum Language Arts Expectations. The Level 1-4 descriptors come right from the assessment chart in the Ontario curriculum so if you do not teach in Ontario you are going to want to adapt those. The Level 1-4 posters are ones I originally made when I taught Grade 7 because I found the common "ice cream cone" analogy was too young for my intermediate students and that using basketball terms really helped them to understand what the actual levels on their assignments and reports meant. Feel free to use these if they will help you!