Assessment and Instruction of Reading and Writing Difficulties An Interactive Approach

ISBN-10: 0205523412

ISBN-13: 9780205523412

Edition: 4th 2009

Authors: Marjorie Y. Lipson, Karen K. Wixson

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Focusing on ability/disability and reading/writing from an interactive perspective, this book emphasizes the importance of determining and establishing the appropriate learning environment for the individual learner.Extensive, in-depth treatment of current research and best practices make this book a must-have addition to any current or future teachers library. Section I provides the readers with a strong, comprehensive knowledge of reading/writing research and assessment practices from which readers can move forward to the second and third sections of the book, which contain detailed discussions and examples of assessment practices.K-12 teachers
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List price: $161.80
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/19/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 832
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.410
Language: English

Theory into Practice
1Perspectives on Reading and Writing Ability
Understanding Reading and Writing
Historical Perspectives on Reading and Writing
Cognitive Information-Processing Perspectives on Reading and Writing
Social Perspectives on Reading and Writing
An Interactive Perspective on Reading and Writing
Understanding the Legal and Political Aspects of Reading and Writing
Educational Reform, Reading, and Literacy
Legal and Social Roots of Special Education
Special Education Identification
Students with Disabilities
Implications for Practice
Integration Inclusion
Chapter Summary
2An Interactive View of Reading and Writing
Understanding the Elements of Skilled Performance
Vocabulary Development
Word Identification and Spelling
Rate and Fluency
Grammar, Usage, and the Mechanics of Writing
Understanding Contextual Factors That Influence Performance
Instructional Practices
Instructional Resources
Assessment Practice
Understanding Learner Factors That Influence Performance
Prior Content Knowledge
Knowledge about Reading and Writing
Attitudes and Motivation
Correlates of Reading and Writing Performance
Chapter Summary
3Readingand Writing Disability and the Assessment-Instruction Process
Steps in the Assessment-Instruction Process
Understanding an Interactive View of Reading and Writing Ability and Disability
A Theoretically Sound View of Ability and Disability
An Instructionally Significant View of Ability and Disability
Understanding the Assessment-Instruction Process
Implementing the Assessment-Instruction Process
Steps in the Assessment-Instruction Process
Chapter Summary
Getting Started and Evaluating the Context
4Getting Started with Assessment
Understanding Assessment
Contexts for Assessment
Guidelines for Assessment
The Diagnostic Portfolio and the Thumbnail Sketch
Sources of Information
Tools and Strategies for Getting Started
Work Samples
Getting Started on the Diagnostic Portfolio
The Cases of Tha'm and Kyle
Chapter Summary
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