ERIC Number: ED332156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Exploring Reading: Empowering Readers with Special Needs.
Focusing on the affective aspects of children's learning, this book presents a view of learners with special needs in the widest sense, including their responses to their environments at school and at home; and the dynamics of the literacy-learning processes--how to view them and what to look for. The book also introduces BRAT (Building Reading Assessment Technique), a framework that simplifies the assessment of reading. Chapters include: (1) "The Literacy Learning Process: A Developmental View"; (2) "Environmental and Affective Aspects of Learning Difficulties"; (3) "Parents' Role in Children's Reading"; (4) "Managing Change for Children with Literacy Difficulties"; (5) "Introducing BRAT"; (6) "BRAT Informal Assessment Method"; and (7) "BRAT Formal Assessment Method." Forty-seven references and two appendixes providing miscue samples and discussion and check lists and charts, are attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Informal Reading Inventories, Miscue Analysis, Parent Student Relationship, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction, Reading Writing Relationship
Customer Services, ACER, P.O. Box 210, Hawthorn, VIC 3122, Australia (Cat. No. 056BK, $39.95 plus freight/handling charges).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.