Product Cover Image

Reading Problems: Assessment and Teaching Strategies, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition

By Joyce Holt Jennings, JoAnne Schudt Caldwell, Janet W. Lerner

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 26, 2013

More Product Info


In this well-respected text, multiple approaches to teaching students with reading problems are presented with practical strategies, informal assessment tools, and extensive description of tests. This edition includes updated information on Response to Intervention (RTI), teaching reading to English Language Learners (ELL), special education, and the impact of the Common Core State Standards on literacy instruction and assessment.


A comprehensive survey of teaching strategies, formal and informal assessment, theory, and research, Reading Problems combines invaluable information from the field of reading with allied fields such as special education, bilingual education, medical science, and policy studies to provide a coherent framework for helping students with reading problems.


Here, teachers, reading specialists, and literacy coaches get hundreds of instructional strategies—many of them illustrated by the “Strategy Snapshots” and the “Case Studies” depicting examples of actual classroom use—ready to put to immediate use in their classrooms or programs. The practical, accessible, balanced, and readable approach to many different ways to teach students with reading problems incudes coverage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act and Response to Intervention, and emphasizes teaching reading to ELL students and the inclusion of all students in general education classes.


The 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; and covers RTI and Common Core State Standards.

Table of Contents

Preface xviii

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                 Families, Adolescents and Adults With Reading Problems 368

15 Literacy Instruction for Students With Special Needs 382

16 Literacy Support as a Collaborative Process 400

References 422
Appendix A 424
Appendix B 447
Test Index 462
Name Index 464
Subject Index 471
Photo Credits 487

Purchase Info ?

With CourseSmart eTextbooks and eResources, you save up to 60% off the price of new print textbooks, and can switch between studying online or offline to suit your needs.

Once you have purchased your eTextbooks and added them to your CourseSmart bookshelf, you can access them anytime, anywhere.

Buy Access

Reading Problems: Assessment and Teaching Strategies, CourseSmart eTextbook, 7th Edition
Format: Safari Book

$71.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-283792-7