ESGI is doing a happy dance over our newest “Friend of ESGI!” Vanessa Levin of Pre-K Pages has joined our team of professional custom assessment authors with an introductory series of Pre-K basic skills assessments, including Kinder Readiness. These fantastic resources are available to ALL ESGI subscribers!
We love creating books with our kindergartners! And they love having literature to take home and keep their own copies of pieces of forever. But we want to keep our prep time to a minimum and make the children responsible for the work. So here’s a brief explanation of why and how we do that!
We recently reached out to numerous partners and customers to better understand how they were introduced to ESGI and the impact it's had in their classrooms and districts. One of our first responses was submitted by the Krouch Early Childhood Center in Tecumseh Public Schools from Oklahoma.
Using data to inform instruction in reading is a very different thing than teaching to a test. Learning to read follows a prescribed path that expert teachers follow in order to lay a proper foundation for independent reading. This path includes components such as fluency, comprehension, and phonographic knowledge. Whether we use Dibels, Aims Web, DRA, or another formal measure, responsible reading teachers use these measures as a tool to find out which components of the reading spectrum children have mastered and how their skills can be increased. This is the responsible teaching of reading.
ESGI is going to I Teach K in Vegas! After attending last year’s I Teach K, we couldn’t miss out on going again. Our entire team here at ESGI will be in Vegas July 6th - 10th. Please stop by and say HI!