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Understanding Reading Problems : Assessment and Instruction

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780205386420

ISBN10:
0205386423
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/2004
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon

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Summary

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Table of Contents

Reading and Its Assessment
The Many Sides of Reading
What Teachers Need to Know About Reading Assessment
The Reading Process and Reading Problems
Changing Trends in Assessment
Summary
References
Assessment for Internal Audiences: On-Going Assessments
Running Records
Observations of Reading Behaviors and Strategies
Monitoring Types and Difficulty of Texts Read
Monitoring Spelling Progress
Monitoring Writing Progress
Assessment for Internal Audiences: Periodic In-Depth Assessments
Chapter Outline
Levels of Reading Ability
The Informal Reading Inventory
Administering an Informal Reading Inventory
Scoring an Informal Reading Inventory
Interpreting an Informal Reading Inventory
Supplementing Informal Assessments
Assessment for Internal Audiences: Portfolio Assessment
Chapter Outline
Perspectives on Authentic Assessment and Evaluation
Why Keep Portfolios?
Beginning a Portfolio Program
Keeping Portfolios
Evaluating Portfolios
Portfolio Conferences
Assessment for External Audiences: Formal Measures
Chapter Outline
Understanding Formal Measures
Characteristics of Tests
Interpreting Test Results
Norm-Referenced Tests
Criterion-Referenced Tests
State Standards and Assessment
Emergent and Beginning Literacy
Different Conceptions of Early Literacy
Understanding and Assessing Emergent and Beginning Literacy
Summary
References
Assessing and Teaching Developing Readers
Introduction
Case Study
Phonics and Word Knowledge for Developing Readers
Words With Grammatical Affixes
Guiding Word Study
Developing Sight Vocabulary
Developing Reading Fluency
Developing Word Analysis Strategies
Vocabulary
Developing Reading Comprehension
Developing Listening Comprehension
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