ERIC Number: ED102525
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: 0
Informal Diagnosis: The Nucleus of Individualized Reading Instruction.
Dauzat, Sam V.
This paper suggests several techniques and instruments which can be used and/or adapted for classroom use to gather diagnostic data on each child's reading levels and reading skills. The contents include: a look at some of the factors which impede a teacher's development and use of skill in diagnostic procedures for reading; a discussion of some facilitating forces for the potential benefits of diagnosis; suggestions for establishing reading levels compatible with children's instructional reading levels, including the cloze technique, oral reading from graded passages, and the use of commercially prepared tests; a discussion of some means for determining the reading skills needs of the students, including checklists, pupil response cards, sample products of children's work, further analysis of the student's performance on informal assessments, and criterion referenced inventories; and a discussion of the importance of keeping accurate records of pupil progress. (WR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (20th, New York City, May 13-16, 1975)