INFORMAL ASSESSMENT AND INSTRUCTION IN WRITTEN LANGUAGE
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The purpose of this book is to help educators increase their proficiency in analyzing and teaching writing to students with learning disabilities. The text is organized into nine chapters. The first is the introductory chapter, the second provides a review of the various components of written language and the types of difficulties that students may have with handwriting, spelling, usage, vocabulary and text structure. The third chapter provides an overview of the writing process approach. The fourth chapter reviews the legal protections and various accommodations to which students are entitled. Chapters five, six and seven contain summaries of instructional strategies that may be used to enhance student performance in the areas of handwriting, basic skills and written expression. The eighth chapter presents analyses of writing samples from students in first-through eighth-grade levels that are reviewed within a diagnostic-prescriptive format. Chapter nine contains writing samples with guided questions that can be used for independent study, as assignments, or for in-class discussions.
A hands-on guide for anyone who teaches writing to students withlearning disabilities This valuable resource helps teachers who want to sharpen theirskills in analyzing and teaching writing to students with learningdisabilities. The classroom-tested, research-proven strategiesoffered in this book work with all struggling students whohave difficulties with writing-even those who have not beenclassified as learning disabled. The book offers a review of basicskills-spelling, punctuation, and capitalization-and includesinstructional strategies to help children who struggle with thesebasics. The authors provide numerous approaches for enhancingstudent performance in written expression. They explore the mostcommon reasons students are reluctant to write and offer helpfulsuggestions for motivating them. Includes a much-needed guide for teaching and assessing writingskills with children with learning disabilities Contains strategies for working with all students thatstruggle with writing Offers classroom-tested strategies, helpful information, 100+writing samples with guidelines for analysis, and handyprogress-monitoring charts Includes ideas for motivating reluctant writers Mather is an expert in the field of learning disabilities andis the best-selling author of Essentials of Woodcock-Johnson IIITests of Achievement Assessment
Author : Jeanne Shay Schumm
ISBN : 9781462532353
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Weaving together the latest knowledge and best practices for teaching children to read, this indispensable text and professional resource provides a complete guide to differentiated instruction for diverse learners. Uniquely integrative, the book places the needs of English language learners and students with disabilities front and center instead of treating them as special topics. Accessible chapters on each of the core components of literacy clearly demonstrate how to link formal and informal assessment to evidence-based instruction. Special features include Research Briefs, Tech Tips, Internet Resources, Reflection and Action Questions, and dozens of reproducible student activities and assessment tools.
Author : Wilma H. Miller
ISBN : UVA:X002644961
Genre : Education
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This practical resource helps elementary classroom, remedial reading, and LD teachers make the best possible informal assessment of a child's specific reading, writing, and spelling strengths and weaknesses and attitudes toward reading. Written in easy-to-follow nontechnical language, it provides a multitude of tested informal assessment strategies and devices, such as "kid watching, " retellings, journals, IRIs, writing surveys, portfolios, think alouds and more - including over 200 reproducible assessment devices ready for immediate use! You'll find a detailed description of each informal assessment technique along with step-by-step procedures for its use and, wherever possible, one or more reproducible sample devices. Complete answer keys for each device are included with the directions. Among the unique topics covered are the innovative Individual Reading Inventory, San Diego Quick Assessment List, El Paso Phonics Survey, QAD Chart, Holistic scoring of writing and Reproducible devices for portfolio assessment. In short, "Alternative Assessment Techniques for Reading and Writing" offers a wealth of tested, ready-to-use informal assessment information and devices that should save the teacher a great deal of time and energy in making a useful assessment of any student's literacy ability!
"Teachers must view the incorrect answer as a starting point to gain insight into the child’s instructional needs." — from Chapter 1 Assessment is an essential component of all high-quality preschool programs. Today, with No Child Left Behind and Early Reading First grants focusing on preschool literacy programs, there is a much greater emphasis on young children’s literacy achievement than ever before. In this all-new addition to the Preschool Literacy Collection, preschool teachers and administrators will find explicit guidance in creating and using assessment tools to account for student learning and adapt instruction to children’s individual needs. To help you ensure that assessment reflects your highest educational goals for young children, authors Billie J. Enz and Lesley Mandel Morrow present information about multiple formal and informal tools for testing and assessing preschool children. They also demonstrate how to administer these tools and interpret the results appropriately with preschool children. With this resource, you will be able to assess The preschool literacy environment Children’s oral language development Children’s phonological awareness and early use of phonics Children’s concepts about print, books, and writing Children’s comprehension In addition, this book shows you how to effectively plan, manage, and share data with administrators, parents, and the community. Plus, professional development guidelines accompany each chapter, and supplemental resources on working with diverse families are also provided.
Author : Michael C. McKenna
ISBN : 9781462521050
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This trusted teacher guide and widely adopted text provides a comprehensive conceptual framework and hands-on practical tools for reading assessment. The authors present a clear roadmap for evaluating K-8 students' strengths and weaknesses in each of the basic competencies that good readers need to master. Teachers learn how to select, administer, and interpret a wide range of formal and informal assessments, and how to use the results to improve instruction. In a large-size format for easy photocopying, the book includes 30 reproducible assessment tools. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. New to This Edition *Chapter on assessing vocabulary. *Additional instruments, including the Informal Decoding Inventory and the Motivation to Read Profile--Revised. *Links to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have been added throughout. *The latest research and more instructional strategies in every area. See also Reading Assessment in an RTI Framework, which offers systematic guidance for conducting assessments in all three tiers of RTI.
This one-of-a-kind resource offers solutions for teachers who provide exemplary instruction to students from varied cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Using real classroom experiences and current research, the authors focus on the needs of ESL learners in the regular classroom. The activities and assessment tools can be used by classroom teachers and ESL teachers working alone or together.In this book, you will find:ways to incorporate English and the home languages of the ESL students into the same lesson suggestions for informal individual and group assessments for reading, writing, and oral language ideas for welcoming new ESL students examples of criteria that can be used for the assessment of ESL students open-ended lessons and units for all learners, with accompanying reproducible masters