TNReady Mastery Tracker Overview and Demonstration

How do you track student mastery? Do you use formative assessments to design units and summative assessments to assess growth? How do you measure student growth?

When I first started teaching, I spent an inordinate amount of time attempting to track data in a steamlined way. The problem, I realized, was that I didn’t have a central tool I was using to track data. As a result, I spent a lot of time trying to make meaning of student progress in isolation, and I was never able to track or analyze student growth over the course of the year.

As a result, I began to develop a better system for tracking. I found ways to automate Excel using formulas, conditional formatting (color codes cells based on values), and data validation (allows you to select from just a few options).

Watch this video for an overview of what it means to use data to drive instruction and the features of an effective mastery tracker.

Watch this video for a demonstration showing how to use the TNReady mastery tracker and how this tool can help teachers everyday.

17dc98d548e6060d5624ff8cd6819602.jpgThis mastery tracker is design specifically for TNReady ELA. You can easily adapt the tracker (as shown in the video above) by adding your own standards.

You can get the tracker here on my Teachers Pay Teachers Store.

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Comma Rules Anchor Chart

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★ Overview of 7 most common comma rules
★ Hang in your classroom as an anchor chart and print out a copy for students as a quick reference to keep in their binders throughout the year

★ The rule, an explanation, and an example sentence illustrating the rule


Since students will no longer see grammar skills in isolation, it is critically important for them to learn grammar skills and have ample practice isolating the grammar skill within a question. This anchor chart provides a quick reference for students to pull out when answering spiraled grammar questions. Students must be able to identify comma errors and explain what is incorrect about the usage. This anchor chart empowers students to learn rules autonomously and take responsibility for identifying the skill of a question.

TNReady Writing Conventions Aligned Standards:

★ L.7.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
★ L.7.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
★ L.7.3: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

★ PPT Anchor Chart
★ PDF formatted as an 8.5 by 11 (ready to print)

Get the Comma Rules Anchor Chart Here:

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ELA Lessons for Middle School including TNReady and Common Core

Looking for Middle School ELA Lessons, Assessment, Motivational Tools, Anchor Charts, and More?

60+ Lessons for TNReady and Common Core Middle School Classrooms Including: Skill-Based Lessons, Project-Based Learning, Anchor Charts, Reading Strategies, Formative + Summative Assessments, and Writing Tasks


View the Lessons Organized by Type in the ELA Lessons Menu Tab Above

ELA Lessons Menu

This Pinterest Board includes all ELA Lessons and Links to the Plans, Assessments, and More!

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