Sunday, January 6, 2013

New Year New Giveaway

I have had the opportunity to use Learning Resources Hear All Assessment Recorder.

<br><i>Who says a teacher can’t be in 2 places at once?</i><br><br>

This device has been the centerpiece of all of my assessments (small group and individual conferences) since the beginning of school.

How do I use it you ask?

The beginning of the year I used it to record my students reading when I administered the Fountas and Pinnell Assessment System.

Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System 1, 2nd Edition

Recording my students allowed me to revisit anyone I had questions about, to rate them for fluency and to take a closer look at my running records. I was able to pinpoint which early strategies they had in place and which strategies we’d work on in small group and individual conferences.

Recording during small group instruction has been really beneficial. I’m able to see who’s participating, who is catching on and who is having difficulties. I don’t know about you but sometimes during small group you’re not only teaching your group but you’re also trying to stop Johnny from sticking a crayon up his nose or giving Sally the stink eye, willing her to get back to work and stop dancing to music that nobody hears but her. The names have been changed to protect the innocent. :)

Weekly Fluency Grade: Starting the second half of the year I’ll give my students a bi-weekly fluency grade. They will use the recorder and tape themselves reading one of our fluency passages. Then I’ll go back and listen and rate them along a fluency scale.

The Hear All Recorder would be a good tool for use in your classroom. Would you like to have one of your very own?

Here’s what you have to do:

Like Learning Resources on Facebook.

Follow Learning Resources on Pinterest.

Follow my blog and leave a comment when you’ve completed all three.

You have until midnight Friday January 11th. The winner will be announced on Saturday January 12th. The winner must provide a mailing address.

Visit Learning Resources.

Visit their YouTube Channel.

 

Good luck. Next week you’ll have the chance to win the Easi-speak digital microphone.


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40 comments:

  1. I already follow all 3! :) Thank you for sharing this great giveaway!

    Jennifer
    lofgrenj@vail.k12.az.us

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  2. I am already a follower of all 3 :)
    aconnolly1216@gmail.com

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  3. Hi Ms. Arnold, I already follow you and now I am following learning resource on pinterest and like on Facebook. Thanks for sharing this resource.
    Kim
    First Grade Journal
    mrskimwright01@gmail.com

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  4. I already follow all 3! Awesome giveaway!

    kimberlycollatos@comcast.net

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  5. Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win such a useful classroom tool. I am now following all three!

    kll1326@gmail.com

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  6. I completed all three!

    Kate
    dancinqueenks23@aol.com

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  7. I completed all three!! As a new teacher this would be awesome!!

    Jenna
    Just Diving In

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  8. I already follow all 3 (I have been trying to win this FOREVER, lol). I posted your giveaway on my daily gossip, check in a few hours for the post!

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    pinksmyink@gmail.com (for mailing address, if selected)

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  9. My school has really started to focus heavily on fluency this year. I NEED this! What a great giveaway.
    mgnreynolds@yahoo.com

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  10. This is a phenomenal giveaway -- thanks for hosting!

    I follow all 3 (Natalie Palma, millernm1@gmail.com)

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  11. What a great giveaway! Awesome for fluency practice.
    I follow all three :-)
    Colleen
    colleendembs@yahoo.com
    Fun and Fearless in First

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  12. I follow all 3. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

    Sandy
    Sandywoot26@yahoo.com

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  13. Hi, I have been following your blog for quite awhile now and I love what you do. I just liked Learning Resources on Facebook and am following the same on Pinterest. Thanks so much for this giveaway. My class could so benefit from the recorder.

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    1. Oh, and my email address is dbrowers@yahoo.com Thanks again, Deb

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  14. I already follow all three! :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  15. I have followed yours for quite a while and now I have the other two also. Hope I win.

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  16. I already follow all three. Thanks for the opportunity.

    Yvonnee
    yvonneeyrg@gmail.com

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  17. Yes I do to all 3! Have been trying to win one of these for a while! judeeastman@gmail.com

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  18. I would love to win this contest...I follow all three. carrieshoe@gmail.com

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  19. I'm already a follower of all 3!

    cheriemae@gmail.com

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  20. Completed two. I already follow you!

    Thanks!
    Beth
    BethKorda1@gmail.com

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  21. I already follow all 3! I'd love one of these!
    mrsfawley@gmail.com

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  22. I follow all 3! Fingers and toes crossed :) This tool sounds awesome!!!
    ~Christy
    christyholder27@gmail.com

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  23. I am following all 3!
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  24. I am following all three. We just started using F&P assessments and this would be a great addition to my groups and listening to students after they have read their books.

    Valecia Whitfield
    vwwhitfield@hotmail.com

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  25. I am so excited! I follow all 3 already and LOVE all your ideas!

    Jessica
    jd.oconnell@gmail.com

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  28. OOPS I forgot my email address
    kchudson105@gmail.com
    I've done all three and crossing my fingers. :)

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  29. I did all 3....great giveaway!

    kellybrown28021@gmail.com

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  30. I now follow LR on PINTEREST, have followed YOU already, & LIKE LR on FB.
    Thanks bunches!!

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  31. Wow what a great resource. I want one.

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  32. I followed all three! This looks very helpful.. fingers crossed! Thanks,

    Kallie

    kbosmangi1@gmail.com

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  33. I follow all! I am a new follower of your blog, looking forward to sharing ideas. Thanks for the opportunity to win the Hear All Assessment Recorder, have wanted one for a while!
    scottk323@gmail.com

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  34. I already follow all 3...what a fabulous giveaway!
    Thanks,
    rmleccese66@verizon.net

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  35. So great! Would love to win this!! I am following all three! Thanks so much!
    kbkarn@hotmail.com

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  36. Sounds like a great idea to use for fluency checks and I love the tip to use as "ears" to help manage learning stations. I would love to do a " happy dance 'cause I just won"!

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  37. Thank you... This looks so useful! I already follow you and have just followed and liked Learning Resources!

    Jess

    EarlyYearsFun

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  38. I am very grateful for sites like yours. This is my first year of teaching and I love all the creative ideas. I wish I could use them all. I worked in Title One as a parapro before getting my teaching certificate and loved to tape record my students reading. I only have a cassette tape recorder I borrowed from my Principal. Rural schools do not have the money for fancy gadgets. Thanks again for you site. I will also try for the micro phone next month. I really would like to get a set of six for my classroom. Have a great month!

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  39. Oops I also forgot my email address from the last post.
    schmidnancy@yahoo.com

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