Assessing Each Sort
At the end of each sort/unit I administer a simple spelling test. I always choose words from their sort. Words Their Way also provides assessments that are simple to administer but are not available for each sort. Our school district also purchased the Journeys anthology that contains a variety of Phonics tests that I copied and filed away to match my own filing system. I do not follow the scope and sequence of Journeys but their resources are a great supplement to Words Their Way.
This is a sampling of my Words Their Way gradebook for spelling:
And there you have it! Words Their Way–OUR way!
If you would like to download the EDITABLE grade book and record keeping documents along with the related resources mentioned in this article you can find them at my TpT store:
This is what is included: