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Reading Diagnosis and Improvement: Assessment and Instruction, CourseSmart eTextbook, 6th Edition

By Michael Opitz, Dorothy Rubin, James Erekson

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jun 23, 2010

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Theory, basic knowledge and skills, and practical applications combine to ensure pre-service and in-service teachers have all that they need to make diagnosis and improvement an integral part of their reading programs. Based on the authors’ premise that when assessment and instruction are central to a reading program, children’s reading improvement will occur, the book sets the stage for effective reading diagnosis and improvement, describes various assessment measures teachers can use to assess and diagnose students’ reading performance, and presents reading content and instruction. Comprehensive, practical, and comprehensible, this new edition is updated and substantially revised in light of the new discoveries related to reading assessment and reading instruction.

Table of Contents

Brief Contents

Part 1 Setting the Stage

          1 What is Reading Diagnosis and Improvement?

           2 Teaching for Reading and Improvement

           3 Developing a Knowledge Base about Tests, Measurement, and Evaluation

           4 Factors that Affect Reading Performance

Part 2 Assessing Reading

           5 Using Informal Assessment Techniques across the Grades 

            6 Using Standardized Assessments across grade levels

           7 Assessing and Teaching Early Literacy

           8 Listening in on Students’ Oral Reading

Part 3 Content and Instruction

           9 Using Texts to Help Children Advance as readers

        10 Helping Children comprehend

        11 Helping Children Acquire and Apply Vocabulary

        12 Helping Children Apply Phonics

        13 Learning Strategies and Study Skills

        14 Partnering with  Parents

        15 Putting It All Together 


Appendix A  Constructing an Informal Reading Inventory 

Appendix B  Informal Reading Inventory  

Appendix C  Teacher’s Resource Guide of Language Transfer Issues For English Language Learners 

Appendix D  International Reading Association Commission on Response to Intervention



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$60.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-705210-3