ERIC Number: ED220816
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Reading Diagnosis: Informal Reading Inventories.
Fry, Edward B.
The reading diagnosis tests and observations in this book provide a systematic way of gathering information about a student. The first 10 chapters test the following: (1) general reading level through oral reading of graded paragraphs; (2) silent reading comprehension; (3) phonics skills through oral reading of nonsense words and phoneme grapheme correspondence through a criterion test; (4) vocabulary size through oral reading of words; (5) meaning vocabulary through silent reading of words; (6) letter and numeral recognition through oral reading of letters and numerals; (7) spelling level of beginning readers and of those of upper elementary ability; (8) handwriting quality by comparing a sample with the Ayres scale; (9) vision at a near point and a far point, and hearing through a whisper test; and (10) student interest inventories covering grades one through three and three through seven. The final three chapters explain how a teacher can obtain information through a structured parent/guardian interview, can summarize school records for maximum effectiveness, and can summarize the entire reading diagnosis process. (JL)
Descriptors: Diagnostic Tests, Elementary Education, Handwriting, Informal Reading Inventories, Oral Reading, Phonics, Reading Comprehension, Reading Diagnosis, Reading Instruction, Silent Reading, Spelling, Student Interests, Testing Programs, Vocabulary Skills
Jamestown Publishers, Post Office Box 6743, Providence, RI 02940 (Catalog No. 754S, $25.00 paper).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A