Instructing Students Who Have Literacy Problems has long been valued because it covers both assessment and instructional strategies in a sound, research-based format. It reflects a balanced view of literacy instruction, comprehensively examining both word study and comprehension, and is the definitive research-based book in the field of assessment and diagnosis.
Four complete chapters on literacy assessment detail timely information about formal and informal assessment procedures and make it an invaluable resource. This edition includes new English-language learner sections, more on No Child Left Behind and Reading First, information regarding special needs students, a segment on literacy coaches, and new fluency research and strategies sections.
This is the definitive book for understanding the teacher's role in reading remediation. Here is balanced treatment of the two elements of reading: word recognition and comprehension. Here is balanced treatment of the two elements of remediation reading: assessment and intervention. And here is an interactive model of the remediation process based on fundamental research into how children and adults acquire literacy.
The author blends theory and research with a wealth of practical suggestions for integrating reading, writing, and spelling into remedial reading programs that are practical, effective, and viable for all struggling readers, including special populations. Includes discussion of high-stakes/low-stakes testing, description of computer-administered tests, and numerous examples of current tests. Also covers the differences in various popular reading inventories. For professionals in the field of teaching.
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