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ERIC Number: ED497918
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 216
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8720-7621-1
Using Metacognitive Assessments to Create Individualized Reading Instruction
Israel, Susan E.
International Reading Association (NJ3)
Today more than ever, educators are challenged to meet the literacy needs of all learners in increasingly diverse classrooms. To help them meet this challenge, author Susan E. Israel, shows how to use metacognitive assessments to adapt literacy instruction to elementary students' individual needs. This book supplies teachers with easy access to different types of metacognitive assessments--assessments that reveal students' own thinking about the reading process and their use of before-, during-, and after-reading strategies. In addition, teachers will learn how to use the results of these assessments to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of their students' reading abilities and to more effectively create individualized reading instruction. The following special features will also aid understanding and successful administration of metacognitive assessments: (1) classroom scenarios; (2) goal-setting activities; (3) appendixes of assessments and reproducibles; and (4) suggested resources. After a Foreword, Preface, and Introduction ("Thinking Metacognitively"), this book is organized into the following chapters: (1) Understanding Metacognitive Assessments; (2) Using Goal-Setting Activities as an Introduction to Metacognitive Assessments; (3) Interviews as Metacognitive Assessment Tools; (4) Surveys and Inventories as Metacognitive Assessment Tools; and (5) Think-Alouds as Metacognitive Assessment Tools. The following are appended: (1) Reproducibles; and (2) Assessments. (Contains references and an index.)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel