ERIC Number: ED492060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Reading Assessment and Instruction for All Learners
Schumm, Jeanne Shay, Ed.
Weaving together the latest knowledge and best practices for teaching children to read, this indispensable text and professional resource provides a complete guide to differentiated instruction for diverse learners. Uniquely integrative, the book places the needs of English language learners and students with disabilities front and center instead of treating them as special topics. Accessible chapters on each of the core components of literacy clearly demonstrate how to link formal and informal assessment to evidence-based instruction. Special features include: Research Briefs; Tech Tips; Internet Resources; Reflection and Action Questions; and dozens of reproducible student activities and assessment tools. The book is divided into three parts containing fourteen chapters. Part I, Focus on the Learner, contains the initial chapters of the book: (1) Understanding Our Role as Teachers: Facing the Challenges of Helping All Students Learn to Read and Write (Jeanne Shay Schumm and Maria Elena Arguelles); (2) No Two Learners Learn Alike: The Importance of Assessment and Differentiated Instruction (Jeanne Shay Schumm and Maria Elena Arguelles); and (3) No Two Learners Are Alike: Learners with Linguistic and Cultural Differences (Mary A. Avalos). Part II, Focus on the Foundations of Reading, contains the next chapters: (4) In the Beginning: Phonological Awareness (Elizabeth D. Cramer); (5) The Alphabetic Principle, Phonics, and Spelling: Teaching Students the Code (Ana Maria Pazos Rego); (6) Toward Independence: Sight Words and Structural Analysis (Peggy D. Cuevas); (7) Practice Makes Permanent: Working toward Fluency (Jodi Crum Marshall and Yvonne C. Campbell); (8) Once Upon a Time: Comprehending Narrative Text (Adriana L. Medina and Paola Pilonieta); (9) Making Sense of Knowledge: Comprehending Expository Text (Michele Mits Cash and Jeanne Shay Schumm); (10) The Wonder of Words: Learning and Expanding Vocabulary (Lina Lopez Chiappone); (11) The Magic of Literature: Trade Books in the Classroom (Jeanne Bergeron); and (12) The Parallel Bar: Writing Assessment and Instruction (Adriana L. Medina). Part III, Focus on Connections, contains the final chapters: (13) The Digital Connection: An Exploration of Computer-Mediated Reading Instruction (William E. Blanton and Rita M. Menendez); and (14) Putting It All Together in Classroom and Resource Settings: Organizational Frameworks for Differentiated Instruction (Jeanne Shay Schumm). The following are appended: (1) Student Reading and Writing Profile; (2) Frequently Asked Questions about Informal Reading Inventories--Revisited; (3) Assessment References; (4) Children's Literature References; and (5) Research Skills. A glossary is also included.
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Research Methodology, Reading Skills, Literacy Education, Internet, Cultural Differences, Writing Evaluation, Writing Tests, Sight Vocabulary, Research Skills, Teacher Role, Computer Assisted Instruction, Childrens Literature, Reading Fluency
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
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