I recently posted Alphabet Assessment Awards, and these Literacy Assessment Awards are the next set of mini awards for showing your students’ progress.
Children can take these home to show their progress to their families. This set of awards includes assessments of syllables, rhyming, and oral blending. (These are not intended to be worksheets: you use them as you work with the child, or observe them through play. Then send these home for communication with parents.)
Show children each picture and have them clap the number of syllables in each word and name the number. Circle the pictures they counted correctly.
Download: Syllables Assessment Award
With this assessment, I point to a picture and ask children to tell me a word that rhymes. For example, if I point to frog, the child should say “log” or “hog” or any rhyming word. If a child struggles with naming rhyming words, then I will switch to asking the child to point to a picture that rhymes with that word (example, “show me a word that rhymes with cake” (snake). The first method is more challenging. The second method also works better with children with speech and language difficulties. Circle the pictures they rhymed successfully.
Download: Rhyming Assessment Award
Oral Blending Assessment
On this assessment, I do not show children the pictures. I call out the segmented word to the child and ask them to put the sounds together and tell me the word. For example, I would say “pl … ant” and the child should tell me “plant”. Circle the pictures they blended correctly. They can see the pictures afterwards to see the words they blended.
Download: Oral Blending Assessment Award
I hope these assessment mini awards are beneficial and fun for you and your students! Be on the lookout for more — a Math assessment set is coming soon!
Find more assessment ideas on my Assessment page.