I know that I don't have to tell anyone reading this that teachers have had the word "accountability" thrown in our faces so often, we'd like to scream whenever we hear it. Personally, I am a huge advocate for student accountability.
Earlier this year, my 5th grade team and I went to a training about lexiling books. The gal who presented put the notion in my head about the kiddos having data binders to keep track of their own progress. I thought it was an amazing idea. She even showed us examples of KINDERGARTNERS who had amazing binders where they kept track of their learning (popcorn words, etc). I love it.
I belong to a couple of yahoo groups and I get the digests because I don't want a ton of emails every day. In my digest this morning, there was a link to this book:
Additionally, the gal who posted about it said that there is a free study guide for the book at the publisher's website. It's a 44 page guide! Wow. I checked it out at Amazon and because it seems to go right along with what I'd like to do with helping my 2nd graders be accountable, I had to buy it (and download the study guide which you can find here).
And while I was there....I just couldn't resist this:
Don't you just love Scaredy Squirrel??