This popular resource distinguishes itself by placing literacy assessment within the context of mainstream classroom reading instruction. Using developmental reading stages as a framework, LITERACY ASSESSMENT puts teachers' instructional needs at its core and considers assessment as a natural part of the instructional cycle. The authors' mission is to show that, with appropriate instruction, success in literacy development is achievable for every student. By presenting the right balance of concept and demonstration, along with a dynamic, positive outlook on learning in both children and teachers, this book equips teachers to help children reach their potential.
Table of Contents
Part I: TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR ASSESSMENT-BASED LITERACY INSTRUCTION.
1. A Framework for Effective Literacy Instruction.
2. Tools for Gathering Information in the Classroom.
3. Specific Literacy Assessment.
4. Matching Readers with Text: Measuring Materials and Readers.
5. Published Standardized Measures: An Overview for Classroom Teachers.
6. Instructional Routines for a Comprehensive Balanced Literacy Program: An Overview.
7. Collaborating with Families, Peers, and Other Professionals.
Part II: LITERACY STAGES: ASSESSMENT AND INSTRUCTION.
8. Early Emergent Literacy.
9. Emergent Literacy.
10. Beginning Reading and Writing.
11. Almost Fluent Reading and Writing.
12. Fluent Reading and Writing.