Designed to help preservice and inservice teachers use assessments to identify problems and employ appropriate strategies to help their students become better readers, this text includes 12 case studies that detail children's literacy struggles. The cases are embedded within a framework of research-based instructional interventions related to best practices in literacy instruction. The core chapters of the book are organized around six essential elements in learning to read—emergent literacy, word identification, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and engagement—and include a review of the literature, assessment strategies, instructional interventions, a section on Intervening With Technology, and two detailed case reports.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Literacy Assessment and Instruction
Chapter 2: Focus on Emergent Literacy
Chatper 2: Focus on Word Identification
Chapter 3: Focus on Fluency
Chapter 4: Focus on Vocabulary
Chapter 5: Focus on Comprehension
Chapter 6: Focus on Engagement
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California University of Pennsylvania
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Eastern Kentucky University
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I will be using this text the next time I teach READ 5443 Literacy Instruction and Assessment. It is written from the theoretical stance that aligns with the course and provides excellent examples for discussion. It will be especially useful in generating online discussions with my students at a distance. It will provide common experiences for us to discuss.