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6/15/2016
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“The Benchmark Assessment System allows teachers to assess with confidence! Teachers are able to determine the strengths and challenges reader’s bring to the literacy table.”
—Shela E. Khanal
Coordinator, Reading and Language Arts
Department of Instructional Services
Martin County School District, Florida
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CMead
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5/20/2016
CMead
CMead
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The BAS book Bedtime for Nick, the two characters are Nick and mom. Would mom be considered a proper noun, her name? I had a student read 'mother' for mom and not sure if that's an error each time or counted once like a name, since in this story it is her name. ????
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Helenann Steensen, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
Helenann Steensen, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
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5/23/2016
I agree, it is recorded as one error. Please refer to the chart: Coding and Scoring (Reading Records) At a Glance in your Benchmark Assessment Guide (back inside cover). It shows that we only record one error for each word in text, when making multiple substitutions on a word.


Multiple attempts on one word is an excellent display of strategic actions at work! The child was self monitoring and attempting to self correct! YAY! He is still uncertain how to fix the error, but is making great strides in word solving while retaining meaning of the text! You are teaching this child to try multiple things before moving on! Well done!

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Helenann Steensen, Official Fountas & Pinnell Consultant, Heinemann
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Helenann Steensen, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
Helenann Steensen, Fountas & Pinnell Consultant
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5/23/2016
Mom/mom or Dad/dad can be used in a variety of ways in text at these levels. In the story, Bedtime For Nick, the text includes the phrase 'his mom' as well as 'said Mom'. In the first instance, 'his mom': mom is used as a regular noun, to identify a family member: his sister, his brother, his aunt, etc. Therefore, each time the child reads mother for mom in the story, it would be counted as an error.
However, included in this story is a sentence where 'Mom' is used as her name, a proper noun. In this case: : 'Mom said,.....' or '..... said Mom': when the child substitutes Mother for Mom, it would only count as an error the first time and not again in the story.
Thanks for a great question!

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Helenann Steensen, Official Fountas & Pinnell Consultant, Heinemann
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CMead
CMead
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5/20/2016
CMead
CMead
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One error, if the child was working on the word 'blue' and tried 'bad', 'bold', and then 'bled'. It is a miscue for one word, unless he/she was finger pointing and added two additional words to the sentence. I'm assuming he/she tried 3 different words for the 1 word blue and then went on, so 1 error.
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User 478074
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5/9/2016
User 478074
User 478074
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There is a bit of a disagreement going on at our school. I hope you can resolve it for us. When doing a running record, let's say the sentence is:


The boy saw a blue whale.


While reading that sentence the child attempts the word blue three different times and three different ways, saying three different words:
The boy saw a bad...bold...bled...whale.


He does not self correct and goes on reading. Does that count as one error or three errors?


Thanks for looking into this
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