*emphasizes the use of assessment and diagnosis for instructional decision making--rather than for simply giving grades;
*stresses the use of informal assessment techniques--reflecting the current emphasis in educational assessment theories--but also includes coverage of standardized test scores;
*provides both classroom-tested results and interpretations of the data, giving students step-by-step experience in administering, scoring, and interpreting assessment techniques; and
*includes numerous "hands-on" activities.
For children to be good readers, they must be taught phonemic awareness, phonics skills, how to read fluently, and how to apply comprehension strategies. Linking Reading Assessment to Instruction: An Application Worktext for Elementary Classroom Teachers, Fourth Edition, covers all four areas. This text is designed for undergraduate or graduate reading methods courses that include a diagnosis component, reading diagnosis courses, exceptional education courses, and inservice courses on reading/literacy development.
Changes in the Fourth Edition:
*discussion of the text's relationship to the areas of reading proposed by the National Reading Panel Report: phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension;
*updated "Suggested Readings" for all chapters;
*additional references to diagnostic assessments for word-analysis skills and spelling stages;
*additional grouping scenarios;
*new section on determining a diagnostic path, with instructional suggestions;
*relevant ESOL information added in several places; and
*revised Instructor's Manual includes more activities.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)|
Table of ContentsContents: Preface. Assessment and Diagnosis Defined. Self-Evaluation. Structured Observations and the Interview. Using Standardized Test Scores. Identifying Struggling Readers. Informal Reading Inventory. Evaluating Comprehension Strategies. Assessment of Word-Recognition Knowledge and Spelling Stages. Grouping and Instructional Decision Making. Appendices.
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