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Assessing and Addressing Literacy Needs

Assessing and Addressing Literacy Needs
Cases and Instructional Strategies

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July 2012 | 296 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Assessing and Addressing Literacy Needs: Cases and Instructional Strategies is designed to help preservice and inservice teachers understand the problems that children encounter when learning to read and to provide key instructional strategies related to best practices in literacy instruction. The text promotes reflection and analysis that will provoke thoughtful responses and discussions to help teachers use assessments to identify problems and employ appropriate strategies to help their students become better readers.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Literacy Assessment and Instruction
Chapter 2: Focus on Emergent Literacy
Chatper 2: Focus on Word Identification
Chapter 3: Focus on Fluency
Chapter 4: Focus on Vocabulary
Chapter 5: Focus on Comprehension
Chapter 6: Focus on Engagement
About the Authors

“I would VERY LIKELY adopt this book…for the readability, comfort level, and wide-scope.”

Deborah Ferrar
California University of Pennsylvania

“Yes, I would like to adopt this book for a course, especially for the lab text for my reading methods course. I feel it provides important problem solving work that undergraduate students rarely get to be involved in an organized manner.”

Michael Martin
Eastern Kentucky University

“It is very likely I would adopt this text because it provides the opportunity to analyze data and plan for intervention.”

Leslie Marlow
Berry College

I will be using this text the next time I teach READ 5443 Literacy Instruction and Assessment. It is written from the theoretical stance that aligns with the course and provides excellent examples for discussion. It will be especially useful in generating online discussions with my students at a distance. It will provide common experiences for us to discuss.

Dr Patricia Watson
Reading Dept, Texas Woman'S University
April 22, 2015

Barbara E. Combs

Barbara Combs is Professor of Teaching & Learning and Associate Dean for Teacher Education in the College of Education and Human Development at University of North Dakota. She publishes regularly in leading Education journals (primarily in the area of literacy) and is author or editor of four books published by the Foxfire Fund, an educational and literary organization that advocates a learner-centered, community-based educational approach. More About Author

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