I'm not a huge fan of the Dibels assessment tool but, like it or not, that's what our district uses. We had benchmark testing last week. Since my kiddos last year appeared to have a weakness in their reading fluency, I have focused more on that this year. Now the fluency is much better but retell/comprehension is lower! Uggghhh!! Now I'm trying to find some ideas to help them improve in this area. I made these cards to use in small groups and reading stations. Click here for a copy. I'd love to hear comprehension strategies you use in your classroom.

On a more positive note, I am excited to have almost 50 followers! I have had so much fun blogging the last few weeks! I have loved reading other blogs and getting some new ideas. All the sweet comments everyone leaves provide so much encouragement! To celebrate, I am having my first giveaway!

The giveaway....

and a surprise!!

You can enter this giveaway three ways. You can......

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I will pick a winner Saturday using the random number generator when I figure out how to do that (or when Lisa shows me how)! :) Good luck!!

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We just started using DIBELS this year, and I am not a huge fan either. I think it is very time consuming and give approximately the same result that a running record or DRA would. But we have to do what they tell us! I am in first grade so we just started the DORF last week for our midyear. We have lots of children sturggling with comprehension, as well!

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