Reading Problems: Assessment and Teaching Strategies / Edition 3by Margaret Ann Richek, Margaret A. Richek, Joanne Caldwell, Joyce H. Jennings
Pub. Date: 12/19/1995
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Reading Problems offers extremely practical assessment and instructional tools for working with kids, adolescents, and adults who struggle with reading. It includes an informal reading inventory that can be used right away, and guidance for collaborating with parents, teachers, and other professionals. This book is a must for anyone who works with struggling readers of any age.
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- 7.21(w) x 9.55(h) x 1.03(d)
Table of Contents
1. Reading Ability and Disability.
Reading Problems: A National Dilemma.
What is Reading?
The Components of the Reading Process.
An Overview of This Book.
2. Obtaining Background Information.
Information about the Environment.
Information about the Individual.
Methods of Collecting Information.
Pulling It All Together.
3. Assessing Reading Achievement: Overview and Informal Measures.
General Diagnostic Questions: An Overview.
An Overview of Formal Assessment Measures.
An Overview of Informal Assessment Measures.
The Informal Reading Inventory.
Pulling It All Together.
4. An Overview of Instruction.
Components of Effective Reading Instruction.
Principles of Teaching Students with Reading Problems.
Creating a Community of Readers and Writers.
Using Computers to Help Students Read.
5. Emergent Literacy.
Emergent Literacy Concepts.
Strategies to Develop Early Literacy Concepts.
6. Improving Word Recognition Accuracy.
The Process of Word Recognition.
Assessing Context Clues.
Teaching Context Clues.
Assessing Phonics Clues.
Teaching Phonics Clues.
Assessing Basic Structural Analysis Clues.
Teaching Basic Structural Analysis Clues.
7. Improving Word Recognition Fluency.
The Roleof Fluency in the Reading Process.
Assessing Word Recognition Fluency.
Strategies for Developing Fluency in Context.
Strategies for Developing Sight Words.
Combining Contextual Reading with a Focus on Words.
Systemwide Improvement Plans.
8. Improving Comprehension of Narrative Text.
General Features of Effective Reading Comprehension.
Comprehending Narrative Materials.
Assessing Abilities with Narrative Text.
Strategies for Improving Comprehension Before Reading.
Strategies for Improving Comprehension During Reading.
Strategies for Improving Comprehension After Reading.
Connecting the Literacy Experience.
9. Improving Comprehension of Expository Text.
The Nature of Expository Text.
Assessing Abilities with Expository Text.
Strategies for Helping Students Read Expository Text.
10. Improving Language Abilities: Listening Comprehension and Meaning Vocabulary.
The Importance of Language to Reading.
Causes of Problems with Language.
Assessing Language Abilities.
Conditions that Foster Language Learning.
Strategies for Fostering Language: Listening Comprehension.
Strategies for Fostering Language: Meaning Vocabulary.
Using Poetry to Develop Language.
11. Reading and Writing.
Strategies for Integrating Reading and Writing.
Writing with Poetry.
Computers and Writing.
Developing the Ability to Spell.
12. Literacy in a Diverse Society.
Bilingual and Limited English Proficient Students.
Teaching in Today's Multicultural Society.
Working with Parents.
Working with Community Members.
Adolescents with Reading Problems.
Adults with Reading Problems.
13. Factors Relating to Reading Disabilities.
Emotional Factors within the Individual.
Intelligence: The Potential for Learning.
14. Severe Reading Disabilities.
Characteristics of Students with Severe Reading Disabilities.
Instructional Options for Severe Reading Disabilities.
15. Assessing Reading Achievement: Formal Measures.
Overview of Formal Tests.
Tests of General reading Assessment.
Diagnostic Reading Tests.
Appendix A: Inventory of Commonly Used Tests.
Appendix B: Instructional Materials for Students with Reading Problems.
Appendix C: An Informal Reading Inventory.
Children's Literature Books Cited in the Text.
List of Tables.
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