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Literacy Assessment Helping Teachers Plan Instruction

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ISBN-10: 0618794883

ISBN-13: 9780618794881

Edition: 3rd 2008

Authors: J. David Cooper, Nancy D. Kiger

List price: $191.95
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This popular resource distinguishes itself from other texts by placing literacy assessment within the context of mainstream classroom reading instruction. Using developmental reading stages as a framework (e.g. early-emergent literacy stage, emergent literacy stage, beginning literacy, and so on) Literacy Assessment puts teachers' instructional needs at its core and considers assessment as a natural part of the instructional cycle. The authors' mission is to show that, with appropriate instruction, success in literacy development is achievable for every student. This popular author team is uniquely skilled in presenting the right balance of concept and demonstration, along with a dynamic, positive outlook on learning in both children and teachers.
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Book details

List price: $191.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 4/10/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 7.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

J. David Cooper is a literacy consultant. He was formerly a Professor and the Director of Reading at Ball State University in Indiana. Prior to that, Cooper taught elementary and secondary school. Michael D. Robinson is currently a Curriculum Support Specialist in Curriculum & Instruction, Language Arts/Reading for Miami-Dade County Public Schools in Miami, Florida. Previously, he worked as a Title I Coordinator in Marion Community Schools, Marion, Indiana, where he developed programming for low-performing elementary students. Nancy D. Kiger taught reading, language arts, and children’s literature courses and supervised student teachers. Before her death in 2009, she was a writer and editor for educational publishers.

Nancy D. Kiger (Ed.D., Ball State University) has more than 40 years of experience in education. She is retired from the College of Education at the University of Central Florida, where for 15 years she taught courses in reading, language arts, and children's literature as well as supervised student teachers. She also taught at universities in Indiana and Missouri. She began teaching as an elementary classroom teacher; later she taught reading at the elementary and middle-school levels in Indiana. She has been a writer and editor of literacy materials for over 25 years.

Tools and Techniques for Assessment-Based Literacy Instruction
A Framework for Assessment-Based Literacy Instruction
Tools for Gathering Information in the Classroom
Specific Literacy Assessment
Matching Readers with Text: Measuring Materials and Readers
Published Standardized Measures: An Overview for Classroom Teachers
Instructional Routines for a Comprehensive Balanced Literacy Program: An Overview
Literacy Stages: Assessment and Instruction
Early Emergent Literacy
Emergent Literacy
Beginning Reading and Writing
Almost Fluent Reading and Writing
Fluent Reading and Writing
Beyond the Classroom
Collaborating with Families, Peers, and Other Professionals