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Tool: On-going literacy planning

Teachers need to develop ways to record and utilize information gathered when children read and write. Tools like observational checklists and anecdotal records provide teachers with specific information about skills. Informal formats also help teachers record information that will inform short-term planning.

Part 1 of 2: Monitoring*

Record notes on the seating chart about students as they read or write. Or, set up a checklist to do the same thing.

Monitoring notes: _________________  Date: ___________
Seating chart:

















Part 2 of 2: Planning for instruction

Whole-group instruction













Work with individuals









*Adapted from Richard C. Owen, 2002.

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