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The Checkpoint Assessment is a tool specifically developed to work with the Reading Blocks: A Step By Step Method to Teach Reading program. There is a Checkpoint Assessment after every five blocks in the reading program (seven blocks for the last assessment). The learner should know approximately 90% of the assessment in order to move forward to the next five blocks. This will ensure that the learner is successfully learning the material needed to become a fluent reader.
Assessments help the parent/teacher to evaluate if the material being taught was successfully taught. If the assessment shows that there are gaps in the learner’s knowledge, then the material can be retaught. This is a great tool for helping the learner to be successful in a program.
There are several assessments on ReadingBlocks.com for evaluating the reading progress of the learner.
The Phonemic Awareness Assessment is Here.
The Reading Wall Assessment is Here.
The Assessment for Dividing Words into Syllables is Here.
Use After Blocks 1-5
First, ask the reader to read the following list of words and sentences out loud. Circle any words that are read incorrectly. Second, choose ten words and three sentences for the reader to write. The parent/teacher should say the word or sentence out loud, one at a time, while the reader writes the word or sentence on paper. Circle any words that are written incorrectly. Review or reteach the corresponding block if there are any errors in reading or writing.
at hat am bam ap tap ill fill will it lit ab tab
ock rock ink pink on pon ed bed est best ing
ring ij rij egg up pup ug zug ox box quill yux
vat so he too two into are log also come become
was saw does of quick
I will sit too.
Sam also sat on the hot rock.
Can we go and see the wet cat?
Mick likes to dig in the mud.