Qualitative Reading Inventory-4

ISBN-10: 0205443273
ISBN-13: 9780205443277
Edition: 4th 2006 (Revised)
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List price: $63.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/20/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.618
Language: English

Praised by students and teachers alike as the most reliable and easy-to-use informal assessment instrument on the market! The Qualitative Reading Inventory-4 continues to emphasize authentic assessment of childrenrsquo;s reading abilities, from the most emergent readers to advanced readers. With expanded coverage of critical areas of assessment, the QRI-4 is a valid research-based measure of reading improvement. Highly respected scholars and researchers Lauren Leslie and JoAnne Caldwell have incorporated the latest reading research, in line with No Child Left Behind Reading First components. This comprehensive inventory is widely used for its focus on assessment of specific questions regarding word identification, fluency, and comprehension. In addition, it provides suggestions for intervention instruction, procedures for assessment of strategic reading, and inclusion of results in classroom portfolios. The QRI-4 Continues to Garner Praise: ldquo;The passages have been carefully designed to reflect the material in basal readers and expository texts used in schools. Therefore, the information derived from the QRI will be immediately useful for classroom teachers and reading specialists. There is a valid and reliable connection between the results obtained from the QRI and individualized instruction.rdquo; Peggy Snowden, SUNY - Plattsburgh ldquo;Strengths of the [QRI] include its strong research base, constructed as it were by reading scientists, its history of revision to reflect the growing knowledge base in reading, and its versatility in investigating reading behavior; these aspects distinguish the QRI from its IRI competitors.rdquo; Bruce Murray, Auburn University Whatrsquo;s New in the QRI-4? bull; bull;NEW! Numerous passages have been added for grade 4 through upper middle school levels, representing what students read in content classes. bull;The popular Think-Alouds now include sixth grade and upper middle school levels and include a modeling passage for the examiner to model think-alouds for every grade. bull;Rate is now measurable in two ways--words per minute and corrected words per minute. bull;New video demonstrates the administration and scoring of the QRI-4 with students of varying levels of reading ability. bull;New CD-ROM with every copy of the book includes additional video footage! Donrsquo;t forget Intervention Strategies to Follow Informal Reading Inventory Assessment (ISBN: 0-205-40558-4)! Itrsquo;s the perfect companion for the QRI-4, providing strategies to connect the results of the informal reading inventory with the instruction sessions that follow. Learn more at www.abprofessionaled.com .

Joanne Schudt Caldwell is the co-author/author of seven titles includingThe Qualitative Reading Inventory-4 andReading problems: Assessment and Teaching Strategies both published by Allyn & Bacon. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Marquette University and currently teaches Literacy and Language Development at Cardinal Stritch University. In 1996 she received the Outstanding Service Award from the Wisconsin State Reading Association, as well as the Wisconsin Teacher Educator of the Year Award in 1997 and the Achievement Award from Marquette University School of Education in 2005.Lauren Leslie received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Iowa and is currently Emeritus Professor at Marquette University where she served as the director of the Hartman Literacy Center for many years. She has published over 25 research articles, and she is the co-author of the Qualitative Reading Inventory-4. She received the Albert J. Harris Award from International Reading Association (2001) for article written with L. Allen, " Factors that predict success in an early literacy intervention program." She also received the Mary Neville Bielefeld Award for Career Achievement for her contributions to teaching, research and service, particularly the mentoring of women faculty and students.

Preface
Introduction to the Qualitative Reading Inventory-4
Why Another Informal Reading Inventory? A Research Perspective
Early Reading Assessment: A Developmental Perspective
Factors Related to Comprehension
Factors Related to Word Identification
A General Description of the Qualitative Reading Inventory-4
The Word Lists
The Passages
Information Provided by the Qualitative Reading Inventory-4
Finding Reading Levels
Determining Reader Strengths and Needs
Documenting Growth and Change
Questions Regarding the Validity and Reliability of QRI-4
Uses of the Qualitative Reading Inventory-4: The Examiner as a Reflective Decision Maker
Using the QRI-4 to Estimate Reading Level
Using the QRI-4 to Determine Reading Level
Using the QRI-4 to Indicate Growth
Using the QRI-4 for Literacy Portfolios
Using the QRI-4 to Match Students to Appropriate Text
Using the QRI-4 to Verify a Suspected Problem
Using the QRI-4 to Describe Specific Reading Behaviors as a Guide for Intervention Instruction
Administration and Scoring of the Qualitative Reading Inventory-4: Preparation for Testing
Summary Guidelines for Administration and Scoring
Administration and Scoring of the Qualitative Reading Inventory-4: The Word Lists
Purposes for Administering the Word Lists
Procedures for Administering the Word Lists
Procedures for Scoring the Word Lists
Administration and Scoring of the Qualitative Reading Inventory-4: Assessment of Prior Knowledge
Assessing Prior Knowledge
Administration and Scoring of the Qualitative Reading Inventory-4: The Passages
Purposes for Administering the Passages
Assessment Options
General Procedures for Administering the Passages
Passage Selection
How to Find an Instructional Level
Administration and Scoring of the Qualitative Reading Inventory-4: Word Identification in Context: Oral Reading
Recording Oral Reading Miscues
Counting Oral Reading Miscues
Analyzing Oral Reading Miscues: Miscue Analysis
Evaluating Automaticity
Administration and Scoring of the Qualitative Reading Inventory-4: Comprehension
Retelling
Questions
Criteria for Determining Reading Levels
Administration and Scoring of the Qualitative Reading Inventory-4: Assessing Strategic Reading
Look-Backs
Think-Alouds
Assessing Note-Taking Ability
Assessing Listening Comprehension
Summarizing the Results of the Qualitative Reading Inventory-4
Organizing the Data
Examples of Using the Qualitative Reading Inventory-4
Using the QRI-4 in the Classroom to Estimate Reading Level
Using the QRI-4 for Literacy Portfolios
Using the QRI-4 to Design Intervention Instruction
Using the QRI-4 for Indicating Growth
Test Materials
Subject Word Lists
Examiner Word Lists
Pre-Primer-Level Passages
Lost and Found
Spring and Fall
Who Do I See? (Pictures)
Just Like Mom (Pictures)
People at Work (Pictures)
Examiner Copies
Primer-Level Passages
A Trip
Fox and Mouse (Pictures)
The Pig Who Learned to Read (Pictures)
Who Lives Near Lakes? (Pictures)
Living and Not Living
Examiner Copies
Level One Passages
Mouse in a House
Marva Finds a Friend (Pictures)
The Bear and the Rabbit (Pictures)
Air
The Brain and the Five Senses (Pictures)
Examiner Copies
Level Two Passages
What Can I Get for My Toy?
The Lucky Cricket (Pictures)
Father's New Game (Pictures)
Whales and Fish (Pictures)
Seasons
Examiner Copies
Level Three Passages
The Trip to the Zoo
A Special Birthday for Rosa
The Friend
Cats: Lions and Tigers in Your House
Where Do People Live?
Wool: From Sheep to You
Examiner Copies
Level Four Passages
Johnny Appleseed
Amelia Earhart
Tomie dePaola
Early Railroads
The Busy Beaver
Plant Structures for Survival
Examiner Copies
Level Five Passages
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Margaret Mead
Patricia McKissack
Farming on the Great Plains
The Octopus
How Does Your Body Take in Oxygen?
Examiner Copies
Modeling Passage for Think-Alouds
The Mining Boom
Level Six Passages
Pele
Abraham Lincoln
The Early Life of Lois Lowry
The Lifeline of the Nile
Building Pyramids (Think-Aloud Passage)
Temperature and Humidity
Clouds and Precipitation (Think-Aloud Passage)
Examiner Copies
Upper Middle School Passages
Literature
Biddy Mason
Malcolm X
Social Studies
Immigration-Part 1
Immigration-Part 2 (Think-Aloud Passage)
Science
Life Cycles of Stars-Part 1
Life Cycles of Stars-Part 2 (Think-Aloud Passage)
Examiner Copies
High School Passages
Literature
Where the Ashes Are-Part 1
Where the Ashes Are-Part 2
Where the Ashes Are-Part 3 (Think-Aloud Passage)
Social Studies
World War I-Part 1
World War I-Part 2
World War I-Part 3 (Think-Aloud Passage)
Science
Characteristics of Viruses-Part 1
Characteristics of Viruses-Part 2
Characteristics of Viruses-Part 3 (Think-Aloud Passage)
Examiner Copies
Technical Development of the Qualitative Reading Inventory-4
The Pilot
Development of the Word-Identification Tests
Development of the Prior-Knowledge Assessment Tasks
Development of the Measures of Comprehension
Development of the Think-Aloud Procedure
Development of the Passages
Rationale for Scoring Oral Reading Miscues
Reliability and Validity
Using the QRI-4 to Guide Instruction
References
Index

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