ERIC Number: ED358428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Windows into Literacy: Assessing Learners, K-8.
Rhodes, Lynn K.; Shanklin, Nancy L.
Based on the belief that effective literacy assessment is an integral part of literacy instruction, this book provides information about the aspects of reading and writing that can be assessed and how assessing them can aid in planning instruction. Each chapter of the book includes a "reflection" section intended to encourage readers to consider several views of the information provided. Most chapters have a "teacher reflection" section, written by a teacher, about a single topic in the chapter. Chapters in the book are: (1) Reflecting on Literacy Assessment: (2) Literacy Environments and Instruction; (3) Metacognitive Aspects of Literacy; (4) Assessing Language Systems and Strategies in Reading; (5) Reading Comprehension; (6) Writing Processes and Products; (7) Emergent Reading and Writing; (8) Understanding and Challenging Traditional Forms of Evaluation; (9) Literacy Collections; and (10) Fostering Change in Literacy Assessment and Instruction. (RS)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Emergent Literacy, Evaluation Methods, Language Arts, Literacy, Metacognition, Performance Based Assessment, Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Student Evaluation, Writing Evaluation
Heinemann, 361 Hanover St., Portsmouth, NH 03801-3912 ($28.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A