Our Reading Bump-it up wall!
What is a bump-it up wall?
Bump-it up walls are a way for students to visually assess their work independently. In Ontario, reading EQAO marks are assigned as follows: level 1, level 2, level 3 and level 4. Level 3 and Level 4 means the students are meeting curriculum expectations. Each level on the wall has a description of the level with examples of student work (not from our class!).
The bump-it up wall is designed by students so that it is meaningful to them. As a class, we analyze EQAO samples and look for trends. What do level 1 and level 2 answers look like? What does a level 3 and 4 look like. We noticed that level 1 and level 2 answers do not answer the questions and they do not provide enough (or any) support/examples from the text. Last week, we developed a list of criteria for each level. Each student will be receiving a copy of the 'bump-it up' wall and it will also be posted in the class with EQAO student samples. Students succeed when they understand what a level 3 or 4 looks like and when they can identify their strengths and next steps- that's how we can independently set goals for ourselves!
I am attaching a copy of what we created for parents to view. This will be used for reading by students for the rest of the year.
Yours in Catholic Education,
Reading Bump-it up Wall-Student Handout
Co-created by Mrs Zulpo and the grade 3 class
Getting Started Level 1
Moving Along Level 2
Almost There Level 3
Got it! Level 4
Steps for Reading Response Questions