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
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
About the Author vi
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