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Anecdotal
Records
Eden Mae Selim
BSEd-English-3
What are Anecdotal Records?
Refer to the recorded
accounts of pertinent,
characteristic actions and
observations of an ind...
What are Anecdotal Records?
It is also a written report
describing an incident of an
individual behaviour.
Anecdotal records are…
 Helpful sources of information in evaluating
pupil’s growth
 Useful for teachers in obtaining gr...
Purpose
 provide information regarding a student's
development over a period of time
 provide ongoing records about indi...
Why make a record?
 Fallibility of human
memory
 Inadequacy of human
beings as assemblers
and combiners of facts
about a...
Who should be observed?
The children will be
ordinarily selected for
observation in terms of the
teacher’s special interes...
What should be recorded?
 Interaction of a child with the other children in
the room
 Evidence of acceptance or rejectio...
3 Common Deviations
The anecdote…
 Evaluates – tells the teacher’s reaction to the
child
 Interprets – gives the teacher...
Features of a Good Anecdotal
Record
1. It provides an accurate description of a specific
event.
2. It describes the settin...
How should Anecdotal Records be
kept?
The appropriate form-keeping of records will depend upon
the primary purpose for whi...
What should be done to organize
or summarize records?
 A thumbnail sketch of the
individual, as shown by the
anecdotes, s...
4 Types of Anecdotal Records
1. Evaluative Statements
The teacher includes statements that evaluate or judge
the behaviour...
4 Types of Anecdotal Records
2. Interpretive Statements
These statements are attempts to account for or explain
the behavi...
4 Types of Anecdotal Records
3. Generalized Descriptive Statements
Statements with very broad general terms and with
quali...
4 Types of Anecdotal Records
4. Specific or Concrete Descriptive Statement
The teacher describes concretely the situation ...
6. the date of the entry should be put; the
observer should initial the entry
correspondingly.
have access to the pupil’s
anecdotal notebook.
(Form No.
1)
Pupil _______________________________ Grade/
Year _____________
Date Place Observer Records
ANECDOTAL
EXAMPLES
Anecdotal Record
Activity: Learning center – Tables_
Date : 11/09/02
Observer: Teacher Tina
Student’s Name: Tommy Uy
Descr...
1. The most important advantage of
anecdotal records is that they provide a
description of actual behavior in natural
situ...
objective when observing and reporting
pupil behavior.
Improving the Effectiveness
of Anecdotal Records
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Anecdotal Recording

  1. 1. Anecdotal Records Eden Mae Selim BSEd-English-3
  2. 2. What are Anecdotal Records? Refer to the recorded accounts of pertinent, characteristic actions and observations of an individual as noted and written by a teacher.
  3. 3. What are Anecdotal Records? It is also a written report describing an incident of an individual behaviour.
  4. 4. Anecdotal records are…  Helpful sources of information in evaluating pupil’s growth  Useful for teachers in obtaining greater understanding of their pupils and in identifying the causes of pupil’s behaviour
  5. 5. Purpose  provide information regarding a student's development over a period of time  provide ongoing records about individual instructional needs  capture observations of significant behaviors that might otherwise be lost  provide ongoing documentation of learning that may be shared with students, parents and teachers.
  6. 6. Why make a record?  Fallibility of human memory  Inadequacy of human beings as assemblers and combiners of facts about another person A record provides stable evidence on which later appraisals can be based. It also provides a type of documentation about a person, whether to school authorities, to parents, or to a potential, that lends weight and substance to the report.
  7. 7. Who should be observed? The children will be ordinarily selected for observation in terms of the teacher’s special interest in them.
  8. 8. What should be recorded?  Interaction of a child with the other children in the room  Evidence of acceptance or rejection, aggression or withdrawal  Events that throw light on the child’s role in the group and his reaction to it
  9. 9. 3 Common Deviations The anecdote…  Evaluates – tells the teacher’s reaction to the child  Interprets – gives the teacher’s conclusion as to the reasons for behaviour  Describes – in general terms rather than in specific terms
  10. 10. Features of a Good Anecdotal Record 1. It provides an accurate description of a specific event. 2. It describes the setting sufficiently to give the event meaning. 3. The interpretation is separated from the description. 4. The event it describes is one that relates to the child’s personal development or social interactions. 5. The event it describes is either representative of the typical behaviour of the child or significant because it is strikingly different from his usual form of behaviour.
  11. 11. How should Anecdotal Records be kept? The appropriate form-keeping of records will depend upon the primary purpose for which they are being kept. • If the records serve to guide the teacher’s study of two or three particular pupils, they may well be kept in the form of two or three separate logs or diaries. • If an individual file folder is used, an 8 ½ x 11 inch sheet of paper will often prove suitable.
  12. 12. What should be done to organize or summarize records?  A thumbnail sketch of the individual, as shown by the anecdotes, should be prepared.  Health  Intellectual Ability  Academic Achievements  Home Surroundings  Family Pattern • In the summary, as in the records themselves, the descriptive summary and its interpretations should be kept clearly differentiated.
  13. 13. 4 Types of Anecdotal Records 1. Evaluative Statements The teacher includes statements that evaluate or judge the behaviour of the pupil observed. Example: “… X was very active in our poetry class and wanted to do just what she wanted to do. She simply did not have consideration for others. I had to ask her to sit in front. For this, she showed a bad attitude.”
  14. 14. 4 Types of Anecdotal Records 2. Interpretive Statements These statements are attempts to account for or explain the behaviour of the pupil on the basis of single observation noted. Example: “… X has been over-active in class lately. He won’t stay in his seat. He is growing so fast that he cannot remain settled… Of course, the inward change, the growth, causes the restlessness.”
  15. 15. 4 Types of Anecdotal Records 3. Generalized Descriptive Statements Statements with very broad general terms and with qualifying adverbs (frequently, everyday, always, etc.) Example: “… X has been awfully restless these days. He is whispering most of the time. He is not kept busy. In the circle during various discussions, even though he is interested, his arms are moving, or he is punching the one sitting next to him.”
  16. 16. 4 Types of Anecdotal Records 4. Specific or Concrete Descriptive Statement The teacher describes concretely the situation in which the action or comment occurred. Example: “… X did not go out to play during recess although the weather was just fine. She stayed in the room by herself. She was reading a novel.”
  17. 17. 6. the date of the entry should be put; the observer should initial the entry correspondingly.
  18. 18. have access to the pupil’s anecdotal notebook.
  19. 19. (Form No. 1) Pupil _______________________________ Grade/ Year _____________ Date Place Observer Records
  20. 20. ANECDOTAL EXAMPLES
  21. 21. Anecdotal Record Activity: Learning center – Tables_ Date : 11/09/02 Observer: Teacher Tina Student’s Name: Tommy Uy Description of Observation: Tommy ran over to the table where other students were completing puzzles shouting, “Here I come!” He then approached another student and asked, “Can I have that puzzle?” Other student: No, I’m not finished. Jimmy: But I need that one to build my rocketship. Other student: Mrs. H says you have to wait your turn. Jimmy: Mrs. H, Mrs. H, can I have that puzzle now? Mrs. H: when ___ is finished, you may have a turn. Jimmy: Set the timer then. (to other student) You have 1 minute, right Mrs. H? Jimmy then sat at the table with his face supported by
  22. 22. 1. The most important advantage of anecdotal records is that they provide a description of actual behavior in natural situations. 2. A special advantage to the elementary teacher is that anecdotal records can be used with very young pupils and with
  23. 23. objective when observing and reporting pupil behavior.
  24. 24. Improving the Effectiveness of Anecdotal Records

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