9781462541577

Assessment for Reading Instruction

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  • ISBN13:

    9781462541577

  • ISBN10:

    1462541577

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2019-12-09
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press

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Summary

Now in a revised and updated fourth edition, this accessible text has given over 100,000 preservice and inservice teachers vital tools for systematic reading assessment in grades K–8. The book explains how to use both formal and informal assessments to evaluate students' strengths and needs in all components of reading. Effective, engaging methods for targeted instruction in each area are outlined. In a convenient large-size format, the book includes 30 reproducible tools, plus an additional multipage assessment in an online-only appendix. Purchasers get access to a companion website where they can download and print the reproducible materials.
 
New to This Edition
*Expanded coverage of the middle grades (4–8), including a new chapter and case study, and explicit attention to this grade range throughout; new coauthor Kevin Flanigan adds expertise in this area.
*New and expanded topics: computer-based testing methods, assessing academic language, and how to use reading inventories more accurately.
*Additional reproducible tools: informal reading inventory summary form, comprehension retelling forms for narrative and informational text, computer-based comprehension test comparison worksheet, revised Informal Decoding Inventory, and more.

Author Biography

Katherine A. Dougherty Stahl, EdD, is Clinical Professor of Reading at New York University, where she serves as Director of the Literacy Program and teaches graduate courses. In addition to teaching in public elementary school classrooms for over 25 years, Dr. Stahl has extensive experience working with struggling readers in clinical settings. Her research focuses on reading acquisition, struggling readers, and comprehension. She is coauthor of Assessment for Reading Instruction, Fourth Edition; Developing Reading Comprehension: Effective Instruction for All Students in PreK–2; and Reading Assessment in an RTI Framework. Dr. Stahl is a recipient of the Jeanne Chall Visiting Researcher Award from Harvard University and the Teaching Excellence Award from the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University.
 
Kevin Flanigan, PhD, is Professor in the Literacy Department at West Chester University of Pennsylvania (WCU). He works in the WCU Reading Center along with master’s students to assess and teach children who struggle to read and write. A former middle-grades classroom teacher and reading specialist/coach, Dr. Flanigan researches and writes about developmental word knowledge and struggling readers. He is coauthor of several books, including Assessment for Reading Instruction, Fourth Edition, and Developing Word Recognition.
 
Michael C. McKenna, PhD, was Thomas G. Jewell Professor of Reading in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia until his death in 2016. He authored, coauthored, or edited more than 20 books, including Assessment for Reading Instruction, Fourth Edition; How to Plan Differentiated Reading Instruction, Second Edition: Resources for Grades K–3; and Organizing the Early Literacy Classroom; as well as over 100 articles, chapters, and technical reports on a range of literacy topics. Dr. McKenna also served as Series Editor, with Sharon Walpole, of The Essential Library of PreK–2 Literacy. He was a corecipient of the Edward B. Fry Book Award from the Literacy Research Association and the Award for Outstanding Academic Books from the American Library Association, and was a member of the Reading Hall of Fame.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Reading Assessment
2. General Concepts of Assessment
3. Informal Reading Inventories and Other Measures of Oral Reading
4. Emergent Literacy
5. Word Recognition and Spelling
6. Fluency
7. Vocabulary
8. Comprehension
9. Strategic Knowledge
10. Affective Factors
11. Assessing Readers in Grades 4–8: Guiding Concepts
12. Preparing a Diagnostic Reading Report
Appendix. Case Studies

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