The Phenomenal Student: Reading Level
When I originally put together The Phenomenal Student rating scale, Reading Level wasn’t a set apart rating. But after some thought, I decided to add it for several reasons.
1. The ability to read at grade-level is the foundation for every student’s academic success.
2. Most learning disabilities are tied to a child’s inability to read.
3. It’s an excellent indicator as where the child stands in their development.
My rubric for Reading Level is straight-forward. If a child is a grade-level reader, they get a 7. Why only a 7? I’ve found that if a child ends the year at grade-level, they normally come into the next year slightly below grade-level. (Kids don’t read as much over the summer.)
If a child is slightly below grade-level, they get a 6. And if they’re three grade-levels or more ahead, they get a 10.
Over the next few months, I’ll share strategies to help students become more proficient readers.
The Reading Level Rubric.
Jeremiah Short, Influencer/Teacher
Next: The Phenomenal Student: Academic (Reading, Math, Writing)