A teacher who uses Daily 5/CAFE effectively creates an authentic learning environment. This learning is not measured with worksheets, workbooks, and busywork assignments, but with authentic application of literacy strategies while reading, writing, and speaking.
If our progress reports are standards based, this authentic application translates seamlessly to the gradebook. However, when progress reports are in the form of letter grades, it often leaves teachers wondering how to effectively communicate student progress.
The following articles may help you incorporate authentic assessments into your day.
- Touchpoints (identified during conferences and small-group work)