ISBN-10:
0205455999
ISBN-13:
9780205455997
Pub. Date:
10/17/2006
Publisher:
Pearson
Instructional Assessment of ELLs in the K-8 Classroom / Edition 1

Instructional Assessment of ELLs in the K-8 Classroom / Edition 1

by Diane K. Brantley

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ISBN-13: 9780205455997
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 10/17/2006
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 582,083
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Chapter 1
English Language Learners in Today’s Classrooms
  • Who are Today’s English Language Learners?
  • Understanding Culture and Home Literacy
  • Creating a Welcoming Classroom Culture
  • Developing an Intercultural Orientation
  • Teachers as Cultural Mediators
  • Foundations of Assessing English Language Learners
Chapter 2 Understanding the Principles of Second Language Acquisition
  • Theories of Primary Language Acquisition
  • Theories of Secondary Language Acquisition (SLA)
  • English Language Development Assessments (ELD)
  • Terminology Used to Classify Levels of Language Acquisition
  • Programs Developed to Enhance English Language Acquisition in Schools
Chapter 3 Instructional and Theoretical Foundations of Assessment
  • The Culture of Testing in America’s Schools
  • Formal Assessments
  • Alternative/Informal Assessments
  • Assessment Domains
  • The Role of Standards in Instructional Assessment
  • Culture-Fair Instructional Assessment Practices
Chapter 4 Oral Language/Vocabulary Assessment and Development
  • Functions of Language
  • Evaluating Assessment Results
  • Strategies Promoting English Language Development within the Regular Classroom
  • Assessment Tool Kit
Chapter 5 Reading Acquisition in the Primary and Secondary Language
  • Theories of Reading Acquisition
  • Processes Involved in Reading Fluently
  • Aspects of the Reading Process
  • Second Language Reading Acquisition: Reading in English
  • Characteristics of Good Readers
  • Transference of Primary Language Reading Strategies to a Second Language

Chapter 6 Assessment and Development of Concepts of Print, Phonemic Awareness and the Alphabetic Principle

  • Defining the Concepts of Print, Phonemic Awareness and the English Language Alphabetic Principle
  • Instructional Assessment of the Concepts of Print
  • Instructional Assessment of Phonemic Awareness
  • Instructional Assessment of the Alphabetic Principle
  • Strategies for Developing Concepts of Print, Phonemic Awareness and the Alphabetic Principle within the Regular Classroom
  • Assessment Tool Kits

Chapter 7 Assessment and Development of Word Identification, Comprehension and Reading Fluency

  • An Expanded Definition of Reading Fluency
  • Running Records, Retellings and Informal Reading Inventories (IRI’s)
  • Evaluation of Instructional Assessments for Fluency, Comprehension and Word Identification
  • Strategies for Expanding Sight Word Vocabulary and Word Identification
  • Assessment Tool Kit

Chapter 8 Assessment and Development of Written Language/Spelling

  • Spelling and Orthographic Knowledge
  • Stages of Spelling Development
  • Developmental Assessment of Spelling
  • Instructional Assessment of Written Language
  • Strategies to Build Written Language Development
  • Assessment Tool Kit

Chapter 9 Assessment in the Content Areas

  • Content Area Instruction and Assessment
  • Instructional Assessment in the Social Studies
  • Instructional Assessment in Mathematics
  • Instructional Assessment in Science
  • Instructional Assessment of Procedural Knowledge
  • Assessment Tool Kit

Chapter 10 Putting the Pieces Together

  • Developing a Picture of the Whole Student
  • Identification of a Student’s Strengths and Needs
  • Creation of Learning Goals
  • Literacy Portfolios
  • Communication with Parents
  • Continued Support for English Language Learners

Chapter 11 Applying Instructional Assessment: A Case Study

  • A Case Study: Abraham Morales
  • Evaluating Assessment Results and Background Information
  • Completing the Strengths & Needs Analysis Chart
  • Creation of Learning Goals
  • Matching Instruction to Assessment
  • Revisiting the Chapter Anticipation Guide

Appendices

  • Running Record Form
  • Narrative Story Retelling Assessment
  • Writing Self-Assessment Form
  • Writing Peer Evaluation Form
  • Editor’s Checklist for Expository Texts

References

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