Wednesday, July 13, 2011

First Days in Classroom

I spent today and yesterday in my classroom beginning to get everything ready for the year. My sweet daughter is helping me label all of my books with a Lexile level.
Since we are moving to Common Core, our State is talking about Lexile levels. Our district does not have any test to determine a student's Lexile level. What does your district use? Is there a free instrument out there? (Probably wishful thinking!) Here is a shot of my reading corner right now. It was in a different area of the room last year, but since I am looping with the same group of kids, I want the room to look different for them this year. I'll post again when I get it finished.


  1. Hello,
    I was in a district that started using Lexiles a few years ago.

    We were required to use the SRI (Scholastic Reading Inventory) test throughout the year to monitor the students. It is a computer based assessment. We didn't really like it at first (very challenging for our ESL population), but it gave good data. It seems strange that they want you to use it without giving any resources.

    Good luck!

  2. We use the SRI also! It does give good data, as mentioned above. But I am assuming you have to have your school get licenses.