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Assessing and Addressing Literacy Needs

Assessing and Addressing Literacy Needs
Cases and Instructional Strategies

April 2011 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Designed to help preservice and inservice teachers use assessments to identify problems and employ appropriate strategies to help their students become better readers, this text includes 12 case studies that detail children's literacy struggles. The cases are embedded within a framework of research-based instructional interventions related to best practices in literacy instruction. The core chapters of the book are organized around six essential elements in learning to read—emergent literacy, word identification, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, and engagement—and include a review of the literature, assessment strategies, instructional interventions, a section on Intervening With Technology, and two detailed case reports.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Literacy Assessment and Instruction
Chapter 2: Focus on Emergent Literacy
Chatper 2: Focus on Word Identification
Chapter 3: Focus on Fluency
Chapter 4: Focus on Vocabulary
Chapter 5: Focus on Comprehension
Chapter 6: Focus on Engagement
About the Authors

“I would VERY LIKELY adopt this book…for the readability, comfort level, and wide-scope.”

Deborah Ferrar
California University of Pennsylvania

“Yes, I would like to adopt this book for a course, especially for the lab text for my reading methods course. I feel it provides important problem solving work that undergraduate students rarely get to be involved in an organized manner.”

Michael Martin
Eastern Kentucky University

“It is very likely I would adopt this text because it provides the opportunity to analyze data and plan for intervention.”

Leslie Marlow
Berry College

I will be using this text the next time I teach READ 5443 Literacy Instruction and Assessment. It is written from the theoretical stance that aligns with the course and provides excellent examples for discussion. It will be especially useful in generating online discussions with my students at a distance. It will provide common experiences for us to discuss.

Dr Patricia Watson
Reading Dept, Texas Woman'S University
April 22, 2015
Key features

Features and Benefits:

  • Twelve case studies detail the literacy struggles of children who vary in age, grade level, gender, ethnicity, and ability.
  • Chapter-opening Guiding Questions help readers build their understanding and prepare them to read and discuss the case reports, Stopping Points ask readers to stop and reflect on what they're learned, and chapter-ending Case Recaps deepen readers' thinking.
  • Chapter-ending Questions for Reflection and Response connect the content of the chapter to readers' own experiences.
  • Key terms are highlighted in bold text, a key term list appears at the end of each chapter, and a complete glossary is provided at the end of the book.
  • Chapter-ending references serve as a quick guide to additional readings, and web links provide readers with access to recent, relevant full-text journal articles from SAGE's leading research journals.
detail the literacy struggles of children who vary in age, grade level, gender, ethnicity, and ability.


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