Understanding Reading Problems Assessment and Instruction

ISBN-10: 0205520286
ISBN-13: 9780205520282
Edition: 7th 2008
List price: $147.80
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Book details

List price: $147.80
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/19/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

This market-leading book has been heavily revised while maintaining its focus on struggling readers and emphasizing classroom-based, teacher-driven approaches to assessment and remediation.Understanding Reading Problems, integrates authentic vignettes and case studies and clear, vivid writing with the latest research. Expanded coverage of portfolio assessment, lexiles and guided reading levels, running records and other informal observation procedures, developmental spelling stages, emergent literacy assessments, assessing and teaching students with limited English proficiency, and practical strategies for adapting instruction for special-needs students in inclusion classrooms make the 6th edition the foremost text in its field.Literacy coaches, reading specialists, inservice and preservice teachers.

Reading and Its Assessment
The Many Sides of Reading
What Teachers Need to Know About Reading Assessment
The Reading Process and Reading Problems
Changing Trends in Assessment
Summary
References
Assessment for Internal Audiences: On-Going Assessments
Running Records
Observations of Reading Behaviors and Strategies
Monitoring Types and Difficulty of Texts Read
Monitoring Spelling Progress
Monitoring Writing Progress
Assessment for Internal Audiences: Periodic In-Depth Assessments
Chapter Outline
Levels of Reading Ability
The Informal Reading Inventory
Administering an Informal Reading Inventory
Scoring an Informal Reading Inventory
Interpreting an Informal Reading Inventory
Supplementing Informal Assessments
Assessment for Internal Audiences: Portfolio Assessment
Chapter Outline
Perspectives on Authentic Assessment and Evaluation
Why Keep Portfolios?
Beginning a Portfolio Program
Keeping Portfolios
Evaluating Portfolios
Portfolio Conferences
Assessment for External Audiences: Formal Measures
Chapter Outline
Understanding Formal Measures
Characteristics of Tests
Interpreting Test Results
Norm-Referenced Tests
Criterion-Referenced Tests
State Standards and Assessment
Emergent and Beginning Literacy
Different Conceptions of Early Literacy
Understanding and Assessing Emergent and Beginning Literacy
Summary
References
Assessing and Teaching Developing Readers
Introduction
Case Study
Phonics and Word Knowledge for Developing Readers
Words With Grammatical Affixes
Guiding Word Study
Developing Sight Vocabulary
Developing Reading Fluency
Developing Word Analysis Strategies
Vocabulary
Developing Reading Comprehension
Developing Listening Comprehension

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