Strategies for Reading Assessment and Instruction: Helping Every Child Succeed (6e) : 9780134986883

Strategies for Reading Assessment and Instruction: Helping Every Child Succeed (6e)

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Suitable for pre- and in-service teachers of reading assessment, diagnosis, and remediation, as well as ongoing professional development workshops and seminars.

The most effective evidence-based, step-by-step strategies for reading assessment and instruction Strategies for Reading Assessment and Instruction: Helping Every Child Succeed presents evidence-based reading assessment and instruction procedures in a clear, common-sense style to help teachers inform their instruction and meet individual learners’ needs. Readers can quickly turn to current information on classroom-ready assessment and instruction strategies and determine the best teaching methods using the authors’ popular “IF-THEN” charts.

The 6th Edition features separate chapters for each major component of reading, updated IF-THEN charts, a new chapter on ways educators can involve families and help prevent summer learning loss, new videos and application exercises, expanded instructional strategies for English language learners and for using technology, and more.

Table of contents
  • Strategic Reading Instruction
  • Response to Intervention (RTI): Differentiating Reading Instruction for All Readers
  • Oral Language and Listening: The Foundation of Literacy
  • Early Literacy Skills: Phonological and Phonemic Awareness, Letter Name Knowledge, and Concepts about Print
  • Phonics, Decoding, and Word Recognition Skills
  • Reading Fluency
  • Reading Vocabulary
  • Reading Comprehension: Narrative Texts
  • Reading Comprehension: Informational Texts
  • Extending Our Reach: Summer Learning Loss, Family Involvement, and Professional Learning Communities
Features & benefits
  • Highly effective “IF-THEN” Assessment and Strategy Selection Guides help teachers use assessment results to quickly match student needs to research-proven teaching strategies. For example: “IF a student needs to learn X, THEN these are the strategies to use.”
  • Technology-based instructional strategies showcase new multimodal, digital texts, and teaching technologies.
  • Comprehensive coverage of the Response to Intervention (RTI) model assists educators in learning to differentiate instruction in the classroom according to students’ needs (ch. 2).
  • Chapter 10, “Extending Our Reach,” highlights ways teachers can help students succeed — including working collaboratively in professional learning communities and mitigating the pervasive effects of summer reading loss.
  • Lesson plans and case studies help pre-service teachers develop and apply the diagnostic skills they must use to think about, identify, and intervene using effective instructional strategies.
  • Expanded instructional strategies and assessment methods for English learners explain how to differentiate instruction to meet the educational needs of this rapidly growing student sector (chs. 3-10).
  • Two chapters streamline information about reading comprehension into distinct treatments:
  • A new focus on the importance of developing students’ oral language and listening capabilities is explored to support later reading comprehension (ch. 3).
  • Reading foundations instruction and assessment content is now presented in a single chapter for easy reference (ch. 4).
  • Comprehensive phonics and decoding coverage includes new sight word assessment tools, phonics diagnostic and screening tools, and instructional strategies (ch. 5).