ERIC Number: ED417401
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
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Assessment IS Instruction: Reading, Writing, Spelling, and Phonics for ALL Learners.
Glazer, Susan Mandel
This book is about managing and balancing the merging of literacy assessment and instruction in classrooms. The activities discussed have been used again and again by students ages 5 to 18 in integrated literacy environments; the instructional strategies easily adapt to self-monitoring activities. Chapters in the book are: (1) "A Rationale for Change in Literacy Classrooms"; (2) "Portfolios--The Alternative 'Trend'"; (3) "The Children: Our Populations, Our Future"; (4) "Effective Classrooms for All Children: What Are They?"; (5) "Organizing, Managing, and Merging Assessment and Instruction"; (6) "Comprehension: Processing and Producing Text"; (7) "Composition"; (8) "Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study"; and (9) "Reporting Progress: Engaging Parents." Contains approximately 250 references. Appendixes contain a 63-item annotated bibliography of literature (by Phyllis DeMartino Fantauzzo) for developing readers and writers; a glossary of terms often used when speaking about the "at-risk,""diverse," or "difficult" learners; a checklist of characteristic behaviors associated with learning problems; and a checklist of skills usually associated with reading and the language arts. (RS)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Phonics, Portfolios (Background Materials), Reading Comprehension, Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction, Spelling Instruction, Student Evaluation, Writing Instruction
Christopher-Gordon Publishers, Inc., 1502 Providence Highway, Suite 12, Norwood, MA 02062; 800-934-8322 ($28.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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