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How to Easily Assess Sight Words

I always get a little anxious before report cards and conferences. I am the type of teacher that spends so much time debating what grade I’m going to give each student for every single standard. I have found that the easiest way to ensure each student is getting the most accurate and appropriate grade is to have artifacts/assessments/work samples from each student that demonstrate their knowledge on each thing. Sight Words is a big one in second grade. It comes up multiple times directly and indirectly on the report cards we use (sight word knowledge, reading fluently, reading at grade level, etc.). I want to make sure I know exactly what sight words my students know and don’t know. So, I created this easy assessment!

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Using this assessment pack, you can assess students’ sight word knowledge one on one in about 5 minutes!

Here’s what you do:
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Have one of these checklist pages printed for EVERY student. I keep an assessment binder with a divider for each student. On the divider I write their name and number so I can easily find their tab.

Give your student this sheet below. I have ones made for all the DOLCH word lists (pre-primer, primer, grade one, grade two, and grade three).

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The words on these sheets are in the same order as the checklist. As the student reads them aloud, you are highlighting or checking off the words read correctly on the checklist! It’s that simple!

I have found that this way is extremely effective, and I have a list of all the words that the student knows (and doesn’t know) when I’m ready to do report cards and parent teacher conferences. I also give these word lists out to parents at conferences so they have a copy of the words to practice at home.

HERE’S THE LINK TO THE ENTIRE ASSESSMENT PACK! 

I hope this assessment pack will help some of you before conference and report card time!

Let me know how you like it!

-Mrs. B

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