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ERIC Number: ED442084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 379
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-7872-1908-8
Basic Reading Inventory: Pre-Primer through Grade Twelve & Early Literacy Assessments. Seventh Edition.
Johns, Jerry L.
This book explains how to administer, score, and interpret the Basic Reading Inventory. Included are graded word lists and graded passages that can be used with students to help place them in appropriate reading materials, to assess their comprehension, and to determine their strategies for word identification. Significant additions to the seventh edition are the inclusion of early literacy assessments and the development of word lists and passages to extend the Basic Reading Inventory through grade 12. Part One of the book presents the manual for the Basic Reading Inventory and consists of 8 sections: (1) Introduction to the Basic Reading Inventory; (2) Regular Administration and Scoring Procedures; (3) Determining the Student's Three Reading Levels; (4) Instructional Uses of Inventory Results; (5) Timesaving Administration Procedures; (6) Helping Students Monitor Their Reading; (7) Extending Learning; and (8) Procedures Used To Revise the Basic Reading Inventory. Part Two presents five forms of the Basic Reading Inventory: an oral reading, silent reading, optional, narrative passages, and expository passages forms. Part Three contains appendixes that provide early literacy assessments, procedures for eliciting and evaluating passage retellings, extra passages, and assessor's aids. (Contains over 100 general references, approximately 110 references for history and development of the informal reading inventory, 13 figures, and 19 tables.) (RS)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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