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Assessment for Reading Instruction, Second Edition

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9781606230350

ISBN10:
1606230352
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
12/30/2008
Publisher(s):
The Guilford Press
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Summary

Widely adopted for course use, this trusted teacher guide combines crucial background knowledge with hands-on tools. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book features more than two dozen reproducibles. It covers all the essentials of planning, administering, scoring, and interpreting a wide range of formal and informal assessments. Helpful examples illustrate effective ways to evaluate K/n-/8 students' strengths and weaknesses in each of the core competencies that good readers need to master. See also Reading Assessment in an RTI Framework, which offers systematic guidance for conducting assessments in all three tiers of RTI.

Author Biography

Michael C. McKenna, PhD, is Thomas G. Jewell Professor of Reading at the University of Virginia. He has authored, coauthored, or edited 15 books and more than 100 articles, chapters, and technical reports on a range of literacy topics. His research has been sponsored by the National Reading Research Center and the Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement. Dr. McKenna is the cowinner of the National Reading Conference’s Edward Fry Book Award and the American Library Association’s Award for Outstanding Academic Books. His articles have appeared in Reading Research Quarterly, the Journal of Educational Psychology, Educational Researcher, The Reading Teacher, and others. Dr. McKenna’s research interests include reading assessment, comprehension in content settings, reading attitudes, technology applications, and beginning reading.

 

Katherine A. Dougherty Stahl, EdD, is Assistant Professor of Reading at New York University, where she serves as Literacy Education Program Director and teaches graduate courses. Her research focuses on reading acquisition, struggling readers, and comprehension. Dr. Dougherty Stahl’s articles have appeared in Reading Research Quarterly, The Reading Teacher, and the Journal of Literacy Research. In addition to teaching in public elementary school classrooms for over 25 years, she has extensive experience working with struggling readers in clinical settings. These experiences have led to her research interests and her ongoing collaborations with teachers translating research into practice to improve classroom literacy instruction.    

Table of Contents

Introduction to Reading Assessment
General Concepts of Assessment
Informal Reading Inventories and Other Measures of Oral Reading
Emergent Literacy
Word Recognition and Spelling
Fluency
Comprehension
Strategic Knowledge
Affective Factors
Preparing a Reading Clinic Report
Appendix: Case Studies
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