Informal Tests for Diagnosing Specific Reading Problems

  • ID: 2213545
  • Book
  • 144 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This resource provides over 70 ready–to–use informal diagnostic tests and other evaluative aids to helps reading specialist and classroom teachers identify students′ individual reading problems in order to prescribe effective corrective or remedial instruction.

Each test is printed in a full–page format and is ready to duplicate as many times as needed for immediate use with individual students, small groups, or an entire class.

Sequenced in the order in which they would generally be used, these informal diagnostic aids cover the basic skill areas of phonic analysis (17tests), structural analysis (17tests), and comprehension (18 tests), at the primary and intermediate levels, as well as survival reading skills (14 tests), at the intermediate and upper levels.

Also included is a simple recordkeeping device, the "Individual Pupil Checklist of Reading Skills" problems or deficiencies, including:

  • The Child Interview Form and The Parent Interview Form, which can give you valuable clues to the causes of a childs reading problems through information about the family, home environment and after–school activities
  • Interest Inventories, primary and intermediate students, to help you selsct appropriate material for the particular child
  • Attitude Surveys, primary and intermediate levels, to assist you in analyzing the factors that may be interfering with a child′s reading progress
Easy adapted in any reading program, theses ready–to–use evaluative and recordkeeping aids offer a practical and effective means of helping each of your students learn to read to the extent of his or her ability.
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About This Book of Diagnostic Reading Aids.

Section 1: Informal Reading Inventories.

Informal Phonic Analysis Inventories.

Informal Structural Analysis Inventories.

Informal Comprehension Skills Inventories.

Informal Survival Reading Skills Inventories.

Section 2: Individual Pupil Checklist of Reading Skills.

Individual Pupil Checklist of Reading Skills.

Section 3: Interview Forms.

Child Interview Form.

Parent Interview Form.

Section 4: Interest Inventories.

Interest Inventory (Primary Grade Level)–– Oral or Written Form.

Interest Inventory (Intermediate Grade Level) –– Written Form.

Section 5: Attitude Surveys.

Incomplete Sentences Test (Primary Grade Level).

Incomplete Sentences Test (Intermediate Grade Level).
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Stephen A. Pavlak, Ph.D., has taught and supervised reading on both the elementary and secondary levels. As a reading supervisor, he organized a complete diagnostic and remedial reading program in his own school district.

Since 1971, Dr. Pavlak has been on the faculty of the California University of Pennsylvania, where he presently serves as a chairperson of the Elementary Education Department and teaches in the Reading Program. He also serves as a consultant to public and private schools on the development of reading programs and has participated in many reading and language arts programs on the local, state, and national levels.

Dr. Pavlak earned his M.Ed. degrees in Elementary Education and Reading from the California University and his Ph.D. with a major in Reading from the University of Pittsburgh.
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