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Reading Success for All Students: Using Formative Assessment to Guide Instruction and Intervention

ISBN: 978-0-470-94222-2
256 pages
December 2011, Jossey-Bass
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Help for reading teachers in continuous monitoring, assessment and instruction that targets students' problem areas

This vital resource offers classroom teachers and literacy coaches practical assessments that can be used to evaluate key areas in students' reading performance. These assessments will provide information that can be directly used for planning instruction. Specific instructional techniques and activities are linked to each of the assessments so that teachers know exactly how to teach necessary skills. Tests and other evaluative devices are aligned with Common Core State Standards and state frameworks.

  • Offers a proven model for monitoring and assessing students
  • Assessments and instructional strategies are easy to implement as part of any curriculum
  • Practical strategies are modeled on a tested approach for helping students work through their problem areas
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About the Book v

About the Author vi

Introduction 1

CHAPTER 1 Early Reading 9

CHAPTER 2 Phonics 41

CHAPTER 3 High-Frequency Words 85

CHAPTER 4 Syllabic and Morphemic Analysis 99

CHAPTER 5 Spelling 117

CHAPTER 6 Fluency 123

CHAPTER 7 Vocabulary 137

CHAPTER 8 Comprehension 161

APPENDIX: Basic Comprehension Cumulative Maze and Answer Key 205

References 231

Index 239

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Thomas G. Gunning, Ed.D., is professor emeritus in the Department of Reading at Southern Connecticut State University and adjunct professor at Central Connecticut State University, teaching a variety of courses on literacy. He is the author of more than a dozen books including Reading Comprehension Boosters. Active in the International Reading Association, Gunning serves as a consultant and is a frequent presenter at education conferences.
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