Reading Success for All Students. Using Formative Assessment to Guide Instruction and Intervention

  • ID: 2209780
  • Book
  • 256 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Reading Success for All Students

Reading Success for All Students is a hands–on resource that makes it easy for classroom teachers and literacy coaches to administer formative reading assessments. These assessments can be used to evaluate key areas in students′ reading performance and plan instruction. The assessments, which are aligned with the Common Core State Standards, help evaluate students′ understanding of

  • Phonemic awareness

  • Letter knowledge

  • Developmental spelling

  • Phonics

  • Fluency

  • Vocabulary

  • Comprehension

Each assessment is accompanied by step–by–step explanations of research–based, classroom–tested teaching techniques that can bolster students′ skill levels and are designed to ensure success with even the most challenged learners.

"This book is a must–read resource on formative assessment in reading. Drawing on research and decades of experience, Thomas Gunning explains exactly which literacy elements K 8 teachers need to measure, provides the assessments, and indicates how to use the results to inform instruction."
Andrea Winokur Kotula, Ed.D., educational consultant and research scientist, Education Development Center, Inc.

"In Reading Success for All Students Thomas Gunning combines integrative and motivating strategies with dynamic assessment, while creating a virtual ′how–to′ for the classroom teacher, the reading specialist, and the university clinician. This user–friendly resource is a practical and comprehensive tool for designing effective, tiered interventions."
Karen C. Waters, Ed.D., Sacred Heart University

"Thomas Gunning′s experience and wisdom in reading diagnosis and instruction is unparalleled! His passion and knowledge are apparent throughout this text and are evidenced by his thorough explanations for the purpose and use of targeted reading assessments, his specific guidelines for matching assessment results to instruction, and his detailed account of accurate progress monitoring."
Kathleen Askintowicz, reading intervention consultant, Wethersfield, CT

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About the Book v

About the Author vi

Introduction 1

CHAPTER 1 Early Reading 9

CHAPTER 2 Phonics 41

CHAPTER 3 High–Frequency Words 85

CHAPTER 4 Syllabic and Morphemic Analysis 99

CHAPTER 5 Spelling 117

CHAPTER 6 Fluency 123

CHAPTER 7 Vocabulary 137

CHAPTER 8 Comprehension 161

APPENDIX: Basic Comprehension Cumulative Maze and Answer Key 205

References 231

Index 239

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Thomas G. Gunning, Ed.D., is professor emeritus in the Department of Reading at Southern Connecticut State University and adjunct professor at Central Connecticut State University, teaching a variety of courses on literacy. He is the author of more than a dozen books includingReading Comprehension Boosters. Active in the International Reading Association, Gunning serves as a consultant and is a frequent presenter at education conferences.
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