Wow…two blog posts back to back….I am pretty impressed with myself. Haha.
Anyway….. I have decided to start a trend every Wednesday called “Website Wednesday.” Every Wednesday I will provide you (my fabulous readers) with an amazing website that is floating out there in cyberspace.
So…..the first website for “Website Wednesday” is:
Easy CBM--- http://www.easycbm.com/
At Easy CBM anyone can sign up for a free account. Once signed up you are able to download FREE fluency and comprehension passages that are perfect for progress monitoring your students. Easy CBM doesn’t just have reading resources---but also math resources. These tools are for K-12, so it is a fit for all grade levels.
In addition to all of the free monitoring probes, Easy CBM allows you to set up your class on their website---that way you can track each student’s progress.
In my district we use AimsWeb to progress monitor students, so we don’t have a huge need to use EasyCBM; however it is a nice resource to have for extra practice. I have printed off all of the passages and have my students practice them once or twice a week....especially before a progress monitor test. This extra fluency practice puts their heads in the right spot! If your district doesn’t have a tool to progress monitor students…..you should definitely check out EasyCBM!!!