ERIC Number: ED435965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Assuring Competency in Reading: Resources for Reading Reform. Presentations Compiled from the Assuring Competency in Reading Advisory Conference (Vancouver, Washington, February 25-26, 1999).
Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Literacy, Language, and Communication Program.
This publication on reading assessment and evaluation is an outgrowth of the "Assuring Competency in Reading Advisory Conference." It features abstracts, presentations, handouts, and activities from the conference. Following a short introduction, Section One, "Promising Practices", includes the following articles: "Tips for Parents About Reading" (Deborah Davis); "Reading Comprehension: The Middle School Dilemma" (Sonja Grove); "Learning to Read and Write: A Place to Start" (Rebecca Novick); "The Traits of an Effective Reader: A Framework for Addressing State Standards in Reading" (Lesley Thompson); "Using the Curriculum Inquiry Cycle to Improve Teaching and Learning in Reading" (Jane Braunger and Maureen Carr); "Effective Practices for Utilizing Volunteer Reading Tutors" (Jana Potter and Nancy Henry); and "Para-education: Teamwork that Leads to Success!" (Karen A. Schmidt and Rose Miller). Section Two, "Master Teacher Talks," includes the following articles: "Using Multiple Intelligences to Meet Academic Needs and Achieve Student Success" (Kristen Dalpiaz and Lynn Nystrom); "If We Did It, You Can Do It Too! Changing Instruction to Meet Demands" (Karen Herinckx and Anna Lee James); "R.E.A.D. in Montana" (Callie Epstein, Shelly Wanty, Peggy Taylor, and Jetta Johnson); and "Developing Reading through Writing" (Susan Marchese). Section Three, "Successful School Shares/Comprehensive Reform," contains the following 4 articles: "Model Classroom Projects" (Kathy Porterfield, Mari Donohue, and Judi Johnson); "Successful School Share: Village Schools in Alaska" (Kathy Baldwin and Joan McGrath); "Toppenish High School 1998-1999 Reading Program" (Nancy Brulotte and Jenae O'Hara); and "Kennewick School District Comprehensive Reading Plan" (Ardis Sparks and Tracy Hamar). The document concludes with the section "Focus Group Conclusions and Survey Results" which presents feedback from conference participants. (EF)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. Literacy, Language, and Communication Program.