Assessment for Reading Instruction, Third Edition

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Author: Michael C. McKenna,Katherine A. Dougherty Stahl

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462521053

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 324

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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.

Assessment for Reading Instruction

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Author: Michael C. McKenna,Katherine A. Dougherty Stahl

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606230352

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 290

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Presents a guide for educators on administering, scoring, and interpreting tests for assessing the reading ability of their students and using the results to improve their reading instruction.

Differentiated Reading Instruction

Strategies for the Primary Grades

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Author: Sharon Walpole,Michael C. McKenna

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781606237908

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 180

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This book provides a research-based framework for making differentiated instruction work in the primary grades. It includes scientifically validated techniques for teaching each component of the beginning reading program. The authors describe how to use assessment to form differentiated small groups and monitor student progress; plan which skills to target and when; and implement carefully selected instructional strategies. Vivid classroom examples illustrate what differentiated instruction looks like in action in each of the primary grades. For additional helpful resources, including classroom-ready lesson plans, teachers can purchase the complementary volume, How to Plan Differentiated Reading Instruction: Resources for Grades K-3.

Reading Assessment in an RTI Framework

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Author: Katherine A. Dougherty Stahl,Michael C. McKenna

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462508464

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 164

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From leading experts, this indispensable resource presents a practical model for conducting reading assessments for screening, diagnosis, and progress monitoring in each of the three tiers of response to intervention (RTI). K-8 teachers and school personnel are guided to use norm-referenced, informal, and curriculum-based measures to assess key components of reading development and make informed choices about instruction. The book describes how to survey existing assessment practices in a school and craft a systematic plan for improvement; reproducible tools include a 10-page RTI Assessment Audit that can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. See also Assessment for Reading Instruction, Third Edition, which explains the fundamentals of assessment and provides essential hands-on tools.

How to Plan Differentiated Reading Instruction

Resources for Grades K-3

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Author: Sharon Walpole,Michael C. McKenna

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606237284

Category: Education

Page: 177

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Offering step-by-step guidance to simplify planning and decision making, this book reviews the basics of differentiated reading instruction and provides detailed, ready-to-use lesson plans and materials to help teachers hit the ground running. Teachers get everything they need to implement four types of instructional groups over multiple three-week cycles. For fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension, lessons are based on popular, inexpensive trade books. For phonemic awareness and word recognition, dozens of reproducibles are provided, all in a convenient large-size format. The book can be used on its own or as a complement to Differentiated Reading Instruction: Strategies for the Primary Grades, which offers a complete introduction to the authors' approach.

How to Plan Differentiated Reading Instruction, Second Edition

Resources for Grades K-3

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Author: Sharon Walpole,Michael C. McKenna

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462531520

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 284

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Tens of thousands of K–3 teachers have relied on this book--now revised and expanded with more than 50% new material--to plan and deliver effective literacy instruction tailored to each student's needs. The authors provide a detailed framework for implementing differentiated small-group instruction over multiweek cycles. Each component of the beginning reading program is addressed--phonological awareness, word recognition, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book includes dozens of reproducible lesson plans, instructional activities, assessment forms, and other tools. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. New to This Edition *Differentiation 2.0: the approach has been fine-tuned based on field testing, new research findings, and current standards and response-to-intervention frameworks. *Many additional reproducible tools, such as coaching templates and the Informal Decoding Inventory. *Beyond lesson plans and materials, the second edition offers more guidance for designing instruction and grouping students, making it a one-stop resource. *Reproducible tools now available to download and print.

Differentiated Reading Instruction in Grades 4 and 5

Strategies and Resources

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Author: Sharon Walpole,Michael C. McKenna,Zoi A. Philippakos

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1609182189

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 290

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With a unique focus on grades 4 and 5, this book explains how to design and implement a research-based reading program that helps all students build major literacy skills (word recognition, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension). The expert authors present ready-to-use activities, strategies, and lesson plans, along with detailed guidance for assessing students and providing instruction in differentiated small groups. Teachers get a clear understanding of how differentiation works in a tiered response-to-intervention model and how it aligns with the Common Core Standards. In a convenient large-size format, the book includes extenxive reproducible checklists and forms.

Organizing the Early Literacy Classroom

How to Plan for Success and Reach Your Goals

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Author: Sharon Walpole,Michael C. McKenna

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462526527

Category: Education

Page: 132

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Filled with clear explanations and doable strategies, this book helps PreK-2 teachers juggle the demands of planning effective instruction and creating a literacy-rich classroom environment. Realistic vignettes illustrate how to set goals, develop standards-based curricula and assessments, establish routines, and organize the classroom space and the daily schedule. The authors demonstrate the nuts and bolts of building an exemplary classroom library and professional teaching library, collaborating as a team with other teachers and specialists, preparing report cards, and communicating with families. Several reproducible forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

The Literacy Coach's Handbook, Second Edition

A Guide to Research-Based Practice

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Author: Sharon Walpole,Michael C. McKenna

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1462507735

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

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This bestselling book gives preservice and practicing literacy coaches the tools they need to build a successful schoolwide reading program. The authors, well-known experts in the field, describe the literacy coach's crucial, evolving role in today's schools. They offer step-by-step guidelines for implementing curricula and assessments, selecting instructional materials, and planning for differentiation and intervention. Specific ways to support teachers by providing high-quality professional development are discussed. The book is grounded in state-of-the-art research on PreK-5 instruction and the characteristics of effective coaches. New to This Edition *Incorporates the latest research and instructional materials. *Expanded grade range now includes PreK and grades 4-5. *Content on RTI and the Common Core standards is woven throughout. *Strategies for making professional development more responsive to teachers' needs. See also The Literacy Coaching Challenge, which guides more experienced coaches in choosing among different coaching models and addresses typical issues of implementation.

The Literacy Coaching Challenge

Models and Methods for Grades K-8

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Author: Michael C. McKenna,Sharon Walpole

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462514936

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

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When the goal is supporting excellent teaching, there is no "one-size-fits-all" approach. This popular practitioner resource and text helps readers navigate the many choices involved in developing and fine-tuning a coaching program that offers the best fit for a particular school. The authors draw on current research as well as their extensive experience in K-8 settings. They provide clear guidance (with helpful reproducibles) on: *Major coaching models and how to choose among them. *Applying principles of adult learning and motivation. *The role of reading assessment in coaching. *Balancing classroom-level, grade-level, and whole-school tasks. *Special considerations in middle school coaching. See also The Literacy Coach's Handbook, Second Edition, which offers a complete primer on the role of the literacy coach and what coaches need to know to get started.

Promoting Early Reading

Research, Resources, and Best Practices

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Author: Michael C. McKenna,Sharon Walpole,Kristin Conradi

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606236873

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Bringing together leading scholars, this book describes proven ways to enhance early literacy skills in 3- and 4-year-olds, especially those from low-income families. Presented are scientifically based methods and approaches that are being applied in Early Reading First programs around the country. Important topics include promoting oral language and phonemic awareness, conducting read-alouds, setting up effective classroom environments, meeting the needs of English language learners, providing effective preschool coaching, using assessment to plan instruction, and helping students transition to kindergarten. Contributors also share lessons learned about evaluating and sustaining high-quality programs.

Reading Assessment, Third Edition

A Primer for Teachers in the Common Core Era

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Author: JoAnne Schudt Caldwell

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462514138

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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This trusted practitioner guide and course text helps K-8 teachers utilize assessment as an integral component of classroom instruction. It guides teachers step by step to recognize good reader behaviors, assess students' strengths and weaknesses, and make evidence-based instructional decisions. Formal and informal measures are discussed for evaluating specific components of literacy, with a focus on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Every chapter features activities for developing understanding; in-depth practice exercises are provided in several appendices. Helpful reproducible tools can be photocopied from the book or downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. New to This Edition *Chapter on major current initiatives: the CCSS and response to intervention. *Extensive CCSS content woven throughout the book. *Expanded coverage of vocabulary assessment, now in its own chapter. *Checklists to guide the selection of high-quality published instruments.

Strategies for Reading Assessment and Instruction

Helping Every Child Succeed

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Author: Douglas Ray Reutzel,Robert B. Cooter

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131721456

Category: Education

Page: 538

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The third edition ofStrategies for Reading Assessment and Instructionprovides a wealth of complementary and practical ideas for teachers who need to assess and address students' reading achievement. Each of the strategy-driven chapters moves from a set of theory-informed assessment tools to intervention strategies that will address students' reading needs. The indispensable IF-THEN charts present these strategies in an instantly applicable manner. Readers diagnose the specific problem their students are having, then immediately discover which of the chapter's strategies are most beneficial in assisting them. Adaptations are modeled for English Language Learners and struggling readers throughout. A new “assessment matrix” informs the reader which tools — all evaluated for reliability and validity — are appropriate for the four cardinal purposes of assessment: screening, diagnosis, progress monitoring, and outcomes assessment. Discusses the fundamental tools of comprehensive reading instruction, offers suggestions in organizing your classroom for every student's success, and addresses the role of the student's family in building engaged, lifelong readers. Replete with classroom-tested and student-centered intervention strategies, this is a rich resource for the preservice and practicing teacher.

Cracking the Common Core

Choosing and Using Texts in Grades 6-12

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Author: William E. Lewis,Sharon Walpole,Michael C. McKenna

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462513131

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 234

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This book guides teachers in grades 6-12 to strategically combine a variety of texts--including literature, informational texts, and digital sources--to meet their content-area goals and the demands of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). It presents clear-cut ways to analyze text complexity, design challenging text sets, and help students get the most out of what they read. Provided are practical instructional ideas for building background knowledge, promoting engagement, incorporating discussion and text-based writing, and teaching research skills. Appendices offer sample unit plans for English language arts, history/social studies, and science classrooms. More than 20 reproducible coaching templates and other tools can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

Explaining Reading, Third Edition

A Resource for Explicit Teaching of the Common Core Standards

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Author: Gerald G. Duffy

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462515568

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 258

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This trusted teacher resource and widely adopted text presents effective ways to demystify essential reading skills and strategies for K-8 students who are struggling. It has been fully revised to focus on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts. Following a concise introduction to the CCSS and explicit teaching, 30 engaging examples show how to be explicit when teaching each Literature, Informational Text, and Foundational Skills standard. Grounded in authentic reading tasks that teachers can adapt for their classrooms, the examples guide teachers to differentiate instruction, model and scaffold learning, assess student skills, and align reading instruction with Common Core writing standards. New to This Edition *Significantly revised and restructured with a CCSS focus. *The teaching examples are all new or revised. *Provides practical ways to develop "close reading" of text. *Incorporates recent research on authentic tasks and adaptive teaching.

Comprehension Instruction, Third Edition

Research-Based Best Practices

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Author: Sheri R. Parris,Kathy Headley

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462520790

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 418

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All key issues of research and practice in comprehension instruction are addressed in this highly regarded professional resource and course text. Leading scholars examine the processes that enable students to make meaning from what they read--and how this knowledge can be applied to improve teaching at all grade levels. Best practices for meeting the needs of diverse elementary and secondary students are identified. Essential topics include strategies for comprehending different types of texts, the impact of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), cutting-edge assessment approaches, and the growing importance of digital genres and multimodal literacies. User-friendly features include end-of-chapter discussion questions. New to This Edition Incorporates the latest research and instructional practices. Chapters on the CCSS, critical theory, culturally responsive instruction, and response to intervention. Chapters on teaching fiction and informational texts in the secondary grades. Expanded coverage of multimodal literacy learning. Timely topics such as text complexity, close reading, digital literacies, and neuroscience are discussed in multiple chapters.

The Reading Specialist, Third Edition

Leadership and Coaching for the Classroom, School, and Community

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Author: Rita M. Bean

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462521576

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

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A trusted practitioner guide and course text, this book provides a complete introduction to the multiple roles of the reading specialist in grades PreK-12. Rita M. Bean offers evidence-based best practices for working with struggling readers; supporting teachers through professional development and coaching; planning curricula; assessing at the individual, classroom, and school levels; and building strong school, family, and community partnerships. User-friendly features include helpful classroom vignettes, questions for discussion and reflection, follow-up activities, and ideas for instructors and workshop leaders. Reproducible forms and worksheets can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. New to This Edition *New overarching framework that connects literacy leadership more directly to classroom instruction and assessment. *Links to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and new standards-based examples included throughout. *Expanded coverage of literacy coaching, middle and high school grades, and response to intervention. *Chapters now begin with key questions and include annotated resources for further reading.

Best Practices in Writing Instruction, Third Edition

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Author: Steve Graham,Charles A. MacArthur,Michael Hebert

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462537960

Category: Education

Page: 416

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Well established as a definitive text--and now revised and updated with eight new chapters--this book translates cutting-edge research into effective guidelines for teaching writing in grades K–12. Illustrated with vivid classroom examples, the book identifies the components of a complete, high-quality writing program. Leading experts provide strategies for teaching narrative and argumentative writing; using digital tools; helping students improve specific skills, from handwriting and spelling to sentence construction; teaching evaluation and revision; connecting reading and writing instruction; teaching vulnerable populations; using assessment to inform instruction; and more. New to This Edition *Chapters on new topics: setting up the writing classroom and writing from informational source material. *New chapters on core topics: narrative writing, handwriting and spelling, planning, assessment, special-needs learners, and English learners. *Increased attention to reading–writing connections and using digital tools. *Incorporates the latest research and instructional procedures. See also Handbook of Writing Research, Second Edition, edited by Charles A. MacArthur, Steve Graham, and Jill Fitzgerald, which provides a comprehensive overview of writing research that informs good practice.