Assessing and Correcting Reading and Writing Difficulties (with MyEducationLab)

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover w/ Access Card
  • Copyright: 2009-03-18
  • Publisher: Pearson
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"Assessing and Correcting Reading and Writing Difficulties," 4/e, is a comprehensive, practical text that provides a wealth of examples and thorough coverage of procedures for assessing and instructing struggling readers of all ages. In keeping with current theory and a Response to Intervention (RTI) approach, the fourth edition continues to emphasize prevention and early intervention and the belief that most students can learn to read and write on a proficient level if given the proper assistance. The text is based on the premise that student performance is variable and that assessment and instruction are modified to meet the varied needs and levels of students. "Assessing and Correcting Reading and Writing Difficulties," 4/e, emphasizes a whole-school approach in which a strong classroom program is the best prevention, and covers how classroom programs need to be supplemented with interventions that increase in intensity and duration based on student needs

Author Biography

Thomas G. Gunning has taught courses in methods of teaching reading and writing for more than 20 years and was director of the Reading Clinic at Southern Connecticut State University. Before that, as a secondary English teacher, a reading specialist, and an elementary school reading consultant, he worked extensively with achieving and struggling readers and writers. Dr. Gunning, who recently served as a Reading First consultant, is currently working with elementary and middle school students to help them develop higher level literacy skills, as well as serving as an adjunct professor in the Reading/Language Arts Department at Central Connecticut State University. Over the years, Dr. Gunning’s research has explored reading interests, informal reading inventories, decoding strategies, readability, higher-level literacy skills, and response to intervention. As a result of this research, he has created a number of informal assessments and programs for developing decoding and comprehension skills.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Literacy Difficulties
Factors Involved in Reading and Writing Difficulties
Overview of Assessment
Placing Students and Monitoring Progress
Assessment of Reading and Writing Processes
Assessment of Cognitive, School, and Home Factors
Emergent Literacy and Prevention Programs
Teaching Phonics, High-Frequency Words, and Fluency
Syllabic, Morphemic, and Contextual Analysis and Dictionary Strategies
Building Vocabulary
Building Comprehension
Reading to Learn and Remember in the Content Areas
Building Writing Strategies
Tier II and III Programs for Students of All Ages
Organization of Early Intervention and Corrective Programs
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