Friday, April 10, 2015


Literably has helped tremendously with students' running records and it is simple and easy to use.  It is a great tool to assist classroom teachers in assessing each student's comprehension and reading fluency. After students record themselves using Literably a complete running record is generated. This includes specific data on accuracy, rate, fluency, and comprehension.  

In our district we use Fountas and Pinnell to level our students and individualize their reading instruction.  Literably uses Fountas and Pinnell Levels, but it also has a conversion chart to level students.
Reading Conversion Chart

Overview of Each Student's Level on the Dashboard

Literably is easy for students to access on their iPads. 
Students can also use it on the website.
All About Literably

Once students log-in to their iPad, they have the passage they are to read.  They hit record and read the entire passage. 

Once they have read the passage they have comprehension questions to answer, and students also retell what they read.  After they complete the summary, they record themselves reading.  Then all they have to do is click done.

The results are given for each student who completed a running record the next school day  The data gathered is a huge time saver for teachers.  The class dashboard is easy to use.
Example of the Running Record

Students Retell the Story and Record 

All questions are tied in with the Common Core Standards. 
This includes student's reading behaviors.

It is great that I can listen to each child's recording at my own leisure. It is easy to share the Running Records with parents.  All you have to do is email the link, and parents have assess to their child's data.   It is a meaningful  way to share examples of student's growth with parents.

Teachers can spend countless hours each week completing individual running records.  Using Literably serves the same purpose and frees up teacher-time to work with guided reading groups and individual students, which is how our students grow and learn as readers.

Margaret Fuller

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