Assessing the Common Core in K: Made Easy!

It’s time for another round of Back to School must haves {and a sale} 🙂  I will be back with the Number Sense book study next week! I thought we could all enjoy the 4th this week!

Whether your district has yet to adopt the Common Core you’ve at least heard something about it!  This will be my third year teaching to the Common Core and I love it!  It provides the children with not just this is how we do it… but an exploration period where they get to figure out answers on their own!
I found that teaching to a Common Core curriculum covered all of the standards but I was searching for a way to assess my students to make sure they were gaining an understanding of the standards.  I have implemented weekly Math and ELA skills checks as well as daily quick assessments!
I posted the weekly Math Skill checks as a freebie on my blog last Summer.  If you haven’t downloaded your copy click below as they are  FREEBIE! 

The math skill checks freebie comes with 30 Common Core Aligned skill checks.  The skill checks are teacher and student friendly.  The question I get the most is in regards to the “listen and write” section.  In this section I dictate numbers for my students to write.  I focus on numbers we are working on or review numbers.

Along with weekly Math skill checks I also do one ELA skill check each week! There are 30 skill checks included in the packet. Each skills check get progressively harder as the year goes along.  The skill checks are very easy to follow for the teacher and the students. The student copy is set up in boxes so they don’t get confused with where they are… they are also labeled with pictures- rather than numbers. 
The teacher has a master copy with directions for each question.

Click below to view the link!

The ELA skill checks sell for $10.
 However, this week through Saturday, July 7th they will be 20% off.

I use both the Math and ELA skill checks on Fridays!  To also judge where my students are throughout the week I use quick assessments!  I use these before I teach a new concept to see where my students are, during a new skill being taught, and I also use them after I have taught a new skill to see if students gained the knowledge!  They also work great for ‘exit tickets.’  

ELA Quick Assessments

Draw & label a picture that starts with the letter Tt.
Write the beginning sound.
Trace the letter. Search and color the letter.
Inside the packet- ELA standards covered:

Letter ID {2 versions} CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.1d
Parts of Speech: Nouns & Verbs CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.1b
Key Ideas & Details of a story CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.K.1
Rhyming Words CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.2a
Ending Punctuation CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.2b
Beginning Sounds CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.2c
Spell Simple Words CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.2d

Click below for the link!

The ELA Common Core quick assessments sell for $5. 
 However, this week through Saturday, July 7th they will be 20% off.

Math Quick Assessments

Write the matching teen number.  Represent the teen number using a teen stick and one{s}.
Write the missing number.  Addition/Subtraction word problems.
Draw a line to match the items to the scale.  Color the greater number. 
Draw a set of objects that is more than 8
Inside the packet- Math standards covered:

K.CC.B.5 Count to answer “how many” questions

K.CC.2.A.2 Count forward from a given number within the known sequenceK.CC.C.6 Groups of greater/less than 

K.CC.C.7 Compare two numbers between 1-10

K.OA.A.2 Solve Addition and Subtraction word problems within 10

K.NBT.A.1 Compose & Decompose numbers 11-19 into tens and ones

K.MD.A.1-2 Describe and compare measurable attributes

K.G.A.1 Describe objects in the environment using positional words

K.G.A.1-2 Describe 2D and 3D shapes

K.CC.A.1 Numbers 1-20

K.CC.A.1 Numbers 3-20 in Ten Frames

The Math Common Core quick assessments sell for $5. 
 However, this week through Saturday, July 7th they will be 20% off.

Have a great week friends!


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