Diagnostic Teaching of Reading:Techniques for Instruction and Assessment

Diagnostic Teaching of Reading:Techniques for Instruction and Assessment : Techniques for Instruction and Assessment

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For Reading, Assessment/Diagnosis, or Remediation courses. For future teachers of reading, this practical volume provides diagnostic information accompanied by explicit procedures for more than seventy instructional techniques drawn from multiple perspectives and applicable for use with all young learners. The text is constructed in two parts: Part One explains the diagnostic teaching process; Part Two delineates the instructional techniques. Each technique's presentation includes a description, step-by-step procedures, and detailed information on how and why to use it. The emphasis throughout is on encouraging teachers to continually reflect on their instructional practices and to tailor their instruction to the strengths and needs of the children they teach.show more

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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 137.16 x 238.76 x 30.48mm | 725.74g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 5th edition
  • 0131126466
  • 9780131126466

About Walker

Barbara J. Walker is professor of reading at Oklahoma State University where she teaches courses in reading difficulties and coordinates the Reading and Math Center. Dr. Walker received her Ed.D. from Oklahoma State University in Curriculum and Instruction, specializing in reading difficulty. Prior to returning to Oklahoma, Dr. Walker was a professor in the Department of Special Education and Reading at Montana State University, Billings, where she coordinated the Reading Clinic. She was a reading specialist in the elementary schools of Stillwater, Oklahoma; organized and taught the college reading program at Vernon Regional Junior College in Vernon, Texas; and coordinated the educational program at the Hogar Paul Harris in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Dr. Walker's research interests focus on teacher development, early literacy intervention, and reading difficulties. Her publications include Supporting Struggling Readers (2003), Tips for the Reading Team (1998) and The Reading Team: A Handbook for K-3 Volunteer Tutors (1997) with Lesley Morrow, and Interactive Handbook for Understanding Reading Diagnosis (1994) with Kathy Roskos. She is currently a coeditor for Literacy Cases Online, a publication of the College Reading Association. Dr. Walker received the College Reading Association's 1997 A. B. Herr Award for outstanding contributions to reading education and was a distinguished finalist for the International Reading Association's 1991 Albert J. Harris Award for research in reading disabilities. Dr. Walker is a state, national, and international professional leader, having served on the board of directors of the International Reading Association, the College Reading Association, and the Montana State Reading Council. Most important to her, however, is preparing teachers to work with struggling readers. In this capacity, she has helped more than 2,000 struggling readers improve their literacy.show more

Table of contents

1. What Is Diagnostic Teaching? 2. The Reading Event. 3. Roles of Diagnostic Teachers. 4. The Diagnostic Teaching Session: An Overview. 5. Gathering Diagnostic Data. 6. Formulating Diagnostic Hypotheses. 7. Assessment Using Diagnostic Lessons. 8. Assessment Using Portfolios. 9. Selecting Materials. 10. Selecting Techniques. 11. The Instructional Techniques. Epilogue. Appendix A: Administering an Informal Reading Assessment. Appendix B: Computer Programs. Appendix C: Predictable Book List. Appendix D: High Interest Series Books. Bibliography. Index.show more

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