Reading Self-Assessment

Camila di Fiore & Milagros Shaw – Olivos Primary School

How am I doing?   Is it good enough?   Is it right?   How can I tell?   Should I go further?

reading girls

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Enhancing learning through self-assessment:

AIMS:

  • To develop the ability to be realistic judges of their own reading.
  • To effectively monitor their own learning.
  • To value their own learning and achievements.

How to go about it…

STEPS:

  • Introduce students with self-assessment rubrics and go over the different evaluation items.
  • Record students reading  (phonic books).
  • Reading Comprehension: Oral discussion on questions about the story.
  • Students listen to their recording, following the reading, spotting  their own mistakes.
  • Each student comments on his own performance.  After this, discussions among students are always welcome.
  • Students complete their rubrics.
  • Teacher delivers his/her feedback and completes the teacher’s evaluation in the rubrics.
  • Children choose a goal for the following reading session. (If this is achieved by the next reading session, students get an achievement star.)

Evidence: 

RED PEPPERS 2nd A

1st reading session

Reading: 

(Luca, Sarah, Manu and Delfi)

Reading Comprehension:  

(Students answer questions to check their reading comprehension)

Rubrics:

Peppers

2nd reading session

Reading: 

(Macu, Delfi, Sarah and Manu)

Rubrics:

Peppers2

PURPLE GROUP 3rd B

1st reading session

Reading: 

(Nico, Ale, Pepi and Franco)

 Self-Assessment: 

(Nico, Ale, Pepi and Franco)

Rubrics:

3C - PURPLE

2nd reading session

Reading: 

(Nico, Ale, Pepi and Franco)

Rubrics:

(If the previous goal was achieved, they got an award.  If it wasn’t they chose the same goal for the following reading session.) 

Reading2 Nico Ale

Reading2 Pepi Franco

3rd reading session

Aim: 

(Franco, Pepi, Ale and Nico)

Reading: 

(Franco, Pepi, Ale and Nico)

Rubrics:

PicCollage (1)

BLUE GROUP 3rd A

1st reading session

Reading: 

(Maggie, Mora, Isa, Simón, Valen and Juani)

Rubrics: 

BLUE 1 Rubrics

2nd reading session

Reading: 

(Maggie, Juani, Mora and Isa)

Rubrics: 

(If the previous goal was achieved, they got an award.  If it wasn’t they chose the same goal for the following reading session.) 

BLUE 2 Picollage a

BLUE 2 Picollage b

CONCLUSIONS

  • Our three main aims were achieved:– To develop the ability to be realistic judges of their own reading.– To effectively monitor their own learning.– To value their own learning and achievements.
  • Most of the students were aware of their mistakes once they got to hear their recordings.
  • Peer evaluation was also very effective, when one wasn’t able to spot all of his/her own mistakes.
  • Students put a lot of effort into trying to achieve their goals on the following reading session
  • Things to bare into account to make reading self-assessment more effective:

    – Different reading levels should have different rubrics. (Higher reading levels were able to evaluate all of the points we chose, but students with a lower level, found it a little harder).

    – Find a way in which students could go about this process more independently and focus more in their own reading.

    -Sustain this method throughout the year, with all the reading groups.   



Categories: Primary School, Professional Development Contest 2014

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