Understanding Reading Problems : Assessment and Instruction

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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This market-leading resource features classroom-based, teacher-driven approaches to reading assessment and remediation.Understanding Reading Problems, Seventh Edition,maintains its focus on struggling readers, with significant new coverage of ELL and of readers with special needs. The authors integrate authentic vignettes and case studies with clear, vivid writing featuring the latest research. Expanded coverage of portfolio assessment, lexiles and guided reading levels, running records, developmental spelling stages, emergent literacy assessments, assessing and teaching students with limited English proficiency, and practical strategies for adapting instruction for special-needs students in inclusive classrooms make this Seventh Edition the foremost book in its field.

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
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
Assessing and Teaching Developing Readers
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
Developing Reading Comprehension
Developing Listening Comprehension
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