In this well-respected text, multiple approaches to teaching students with reading problems are presented with practical strategies, extensive descriptions of tests, and its own IRI. A comprehensive survey of teaching strategies, formal and informal assessment, theory, and research, Reading Problems by Jennings, Lerner, and Caldwell combines invaluable information from the field of reading with allied fields such as special education, bilingual education, medical science, and policy studies. The new Seventh Edition encourages the collaboration of general education teachers and reading teachers; offers strategies for ELL students; discusses both formal and informal assessment; emphasizes early literacy for young children; covers both reading and writing; includes information on specific reading skills, word recognition, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension; updates on Special Education legislation; discusses the impact of the Common Core State Standards on literacy instruction and assessment.
Table of Contents
1 Overview of Reading and Reading Problems 1
2 Factors Associated With Reading Problems 18
3 Gathering Data to Develop Students’ Literacy Profiles 41
4 Norm-Referenced and Criterion-Referenced Assessments 62
5 Administering an Informal Reading Inventory 93
6 Providing Instruction and Intervention Strategies 127
7 Early Literacy 149
8 Improving Word Knowledge: Word Recognition 174
9 Improving Word Knowledge: Fluency 200
10 Vocabulary Development and Listening Comprehension 226
11 Comprehension of Narrative Text 262
12 Comprehension of Informational Text 298
13 Integrating Reading and Writing 329
14 Literacy Instruction for Diverse Learners: English Language Learners, Literacy in a Culturally Diverse Society, Parents and
15 Literacy Instruction for Students With Special Needs 382
16 Literacy Support as a Collaborative Process 400
Appendix A 424
Appendix B 447
Test Index 462
Name Index 464
Subject Index 471
Photo Credits 487
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