ERIC Number: ED429084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
The Journey of a Reader: K-12 Assessment Tasks and Tools.
Thompson, Lesley D.; Dobkins, Eve, Ed.
An assessment model is presented that breaks reading down into six discrete skill areas that are both teachable and assessable. The six traits of an effective reader are: (1) decoding conventions; (2) establishing comprehension; (3) realizing content; (4) developing interpretation; (5) integrating for synthesis; and (6) critiquing for evaluation. Chapter 1 explains and develops these traits. Chapters 2 through 5 are devoted to specific grade levels, outlining reading development and effective teaching for kindergarten through grade 2, grades 3 through 5, the intermediate and middle school years, and high school and later years. Each of the grade-specific chapters contains a four-part framework to outline reading assessment and instruction. Each contains a theoretical review of research activities, samples of student work, six lesson plans for the grade levels, and a list of recommended books appropriate for student readers at that grade level. Seven appendixes contain a reader interest survey, a reading development continuum, discussions of the traits of an effective reader at the various grade levels, and three sample texts. (Contains 6 figures and 38 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.