The Advocacy Role of SoMIRAC
Transcript The Advocacy Role of SoMIRAC
Teaching for All
Are tools for assessing reading
Are used when students read aloud.
Are able to be analyzed for meaning,
language structure, and visual (phonic)
Uses of Running Records
To place children in appropriate texts.
To note reading behaviors the child
knows and what (s)he needs to learn
To keep a record of change over time.
To make critical decisions about a child.
Interpreting Running Records
Does the child read from left to right, top
to bottom, and return sweep?
Does the child use background
Does the child self-correct?
Does the child use language structure?
Does the child search for meaning?
Does the child take risks?
The Three Reading Cue Systems
Does it make sense?
Does it sound right?
Does it look right?
Taking a Running Record
Sit next to the child while he reads the
Code the behaviors on a separate form
or blank piece of paper.
Tell him the word if he is stuck on a word.
Coding a Running Record
Make a check mark for each word read
Record mismatches with a line; write
children’s behaviors above the line and
text information below the line.
Examine the Conventions sheet for
Scoring Running Records
Substitutions count as one error.
Multiple attempts at a word count as one
Omissions, insertions, and “tolds” count
as one error. Repetitions are not errors.
Self-corrections are not errors.
Accuracy and Self-Correction Rates
Subtract the number of errors from total words.
Divide by the number of words and multiply by
100 to get the accuracy rate.
For self-correction rate, add the number of
errors and self-corrections and divide by the
number of self-corrections.
95-99% easy text - independent level
90-94% instructional text and level
Below 90% - difficult text and level
Analyze the cues to determine the
strategies the reader used and what must
be taught next.
Questions to ask:
Does the reader use cues in relation to one
Does the reader search for more information
The next step is to practice taking a running
Be sure to notice what the child is doing during