Reading Conversations Retrospective Miscue Analysis with Struggling Readers, Grades 4-12

ISBN-10: 0325007209
ISBN-13: 9780325007205
Edition: 2005
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Description: Miscue analysis may be the single best tool for assessing readers' difficulties. With Reading Conversations, you can take this tool to a new level, moving beyond diagnosis and into developmental strategies that involve not only teacher-student  More...

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List price: $25.63
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 1/31/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Miscue analysis may be the single best tool for assessing readers' difficulties. With Reading Conversations, you can take this tool to a new level, moving beyond diagnosis and into developmental strategies that involve not only teacher-student explorations of how students make meaning with texts, but also peer-led discussions. In retrospective miscue analysis (RMA) you work directly with students, engaging them in conversations about their reading miscues. RMA sessions achieve three important goals: helping you understand what readers are thinking as they read making readers more aware of their actions and thoughts during reading investing your students in the process of improving their own reading by building on their strengths. Then as your readers better understand their own strengths and weaknesses, they can take on increasing responsibility by discussing their processes with peers through collaborative retrospective miscue analysis (CRMA). Grounded in scientific research, Reading Conversations includes chapters on using RMA and CRMA at the elementary, middle, and high-school levels, reproducible self- and teacher-assessment forms, and testimonials and vignettes from teachers who have successfully adopted RMA and CRMA in their classrooms. Put the strategies in Reading Conversations into practice, implement RMA in your reading instruction, and get to know students' abilities better than ever before. Then use CRMA to further invest students in their learning and watch as your struggling readers develop the skills and confidence they need to enjoy a lifetime of reading.

Rita A. Moore , a former Title I reading teacher and high school language arts teacher, is a professor of education and associate dean at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. She and her colleague Victoria N. Seeger have worked continuously together since 2001 on research including professional development schools, classroom research for teachers, and RMA, from which they have coauthored several articles. In addition to Reading Conversations: RMA with Struggling Readers Grades 4-12 (2005), coauthored with Carol Gilles, Moore has written Classroom Research for Teachers: A Practical Guide (2004) and has published over 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals on topics related to literacy education and the preparation of preservice teachers.nbsp; Moore nbsp;holds a master's degree in reading from Southwest Missouri University and a PhD in literacy education from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is dedicated to the notion that the integral and often seamless connectivity between language and literacy defines us as human beings and empowers us as learners.

Carol Gilles is Associate Professor of Reading and Language Arts at the University of MissouriColumbia. A former 20-year classroom and special-needs teacher, she is currently interested in struggling readers, childrens literature, and examining talk as a vehicle for deeper learning.

An Invitation to Retrospective Miscue Analysis Processes
That Form the Foundation for RMA Marking and Coding Miscues for RMA Conversations
Using RMA as an Assessment and Instructional Tool Reflecting on Patterns of Reader Response in a Title I
Reading Classroom Gaining Independence: Collaborative Retrospective Miscue
Analysis Changing Attitudes, Changing Readers: Two Seventh Graders Move from RMA to CRMA Constructing Personal and Social Literacies
Through Text: RMA and CRMA in High School Frequently
Asked Questions About RMA and CRMA Reflections on Assessment, Teaching, and Learning Through RMA
Appendixes
Burke Reading Interview RMA Session Organizer: Simple RMA Session Organizer: Advanced Self-Analysis/Feedback
Form for High School Students
Retelling Guide for Narrative Text
Retelling Guide for Expository Text
Running Record Typescript and RMA Organizer for Nathan
A Summary of the Research

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