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ERIC Number: ED380771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov-6
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Authentic Assessment in Reading Education Courses.
Higginson, Bonnie; Smith, Lynn C.
Noting that many teachers and some states have abandoned traditional testing methods of public school students in favor of authentic and performance-based assessment, this paper shares alternative assessment methods used by two teacher educators. After a brief introduction to the issues of authentic assessment in reading education courses, the paper discusses having preservice teachers keep a content journal or double entry log and write formal summary/reaction papers to material in the course. The paper next discusses the reading/writing workshop that begins each class period, including writing annotation of children's literature discussed in the workshop setting. The paper also discusses a project to create a literate classroom environment, a checklist for read-aloud behaviors, a take-home essay question, a classroom observation instrument, and a project to implement reading strategies in the content areas. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the College Reading Association (38th, New Orleans, LA, November 3-6, 1994).