ERIC Number: ED485205
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Toolkit for Professional Developers: Training Targets 3?6 Grade Teachers
McMunn, Nancy; Dunnivant, Michael; Williamson, Jan; Reagan, Hope
US Department of Education
The professional development CAR Toolkit is focused on the assessment of reading process at the text level, rather than at the word level. Most students in grades 3-6 generally need support in comprehending text, not just decoding words. While the assessment of reading methods in the CAR Toolkit will help teachers pinpoint difficulties at the word level, which is critical to being an effective reader, the RAT members felt that there are materials already available to teachers for this purpose. Instead, the CAR Toolkit engages teachers in thinking and acting through the assessment process in reading with appropriate assessments matched to the purpose of the intended learning. This process will reveal more than just word-level difficulties. It will provide ways to assess reading as a whole. In other words, it will help teachers to assess the complexities of reading that are generally associated with students in grades 3?6.
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Reading Processes, Reading Improvement, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Student Evaluation, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Elementary School Students
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Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: SERVE: SouthEastern Regional Vision for Education, Greensboro, NC.