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ERIC Number: ED478848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy Portfolios: Looking Closely at Individual Learners. NCTE Reading Initiative.
Burke, Carolyn; Crafton, Linda; Egawa, Kathy; Long, Susi; Martens, Prisca; Mills, Heidi; Smith, Karen; Stephens, Diane
The final result of this inquiry study will be the compilation of a Literacy Portfolio on a targeted reader. The data included within the portfolio will come from strategies and tools teachers were introduced to in Year One of the Reading Initiative and for which teachers gathered data both on themselves and on younger learners. The study revisits the concepts of miscue analysis, kidwatching, close observation, and what some educators call "case study." The overarching concept of Literacy Portfolio is used to pull all of these together. Teachers will be challenged to extend their knowledge and use of assessment tools, to suspend judgment about what the behaviors they observe might mean, and to carefully plan for future instruction--a process known as "assessment as inquiry." Finally, each teacher will organize all this information in a thoughtful and useful way. Lists 24 professional resources selections. (NKA)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.