Ready-to-Use Reading Skills Competency Tests

Ready-to-Use Reading Skills Competency Tests : Sixth Grade Reading Level, Vol. 7

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Each level unit provides a sequential Reading Skills Checklist of the skills to be mastered at that grade/reading level for easy individual record keeping, plus 40-70 short, reproducible informal Reading Skills Competency Tests for measuring students' mastery of each skill on the Checklist at that level. Each also includes a Group Summary Profile for recording class progress and a separately printed wall chart that maps out the entire reading skills progression from Readiness through Advanced levels.
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  • Spiral bound | 172 pages
  • 211.58 x 277.88 x 14.73mm | 535.24g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130213322
  • 9780130213327

Table of contents

About the Competency Tests for Basic Reading Skills.How to Use the Competency Tests and Check List.Begin at the Beginning.Recording on the Check List.Conferencing with the Pupil.Conferencing with Parents.Conferencing with Professional Staff.Providing Check Lists to the Next Grade Level Teacher.Making a Group Summary Profile from Individual Check Lists.Ensuring the Sequential Presentation of Skills.Using the Sequential Skill Plan Chart.Reading Skills Check List-- Sixth Level . Group Summary Profile-- Sixth Level. Reading Skills Competency Tests: Sixth Level. I. VOCABULARY. A. Word Recognition .1. Uses Context Clues.2. Uses Configuration Clues.3. Uses Language Rhythms. B. Knows and Uses Prefixes and Suffixes . C. Word Meaning .1. Knows Multiple Meanings of Words.2. Can Associate Words and Feelings.3. Formal and Informal Language.4. Distinguishes Between Aided and Unaided Recall.5. Can Hyphenate Words.6. Can Provide Synonyms.7. Can Provide Antonyms.8. Understands Homophones.9. Understands Homographs.10. Can Write Metaphors.11. Can Write Similes II. WORD ATTACK SKILLS. A. Phonic and Structural Characteristics of Words .1. Knows Initial Consonants and Blends.2. Knows Short and Long Vowels. B. Vowel Sounds.1. Knows Vowel Rules. C. Syllabication.1. Knows Rules for Syllables. D. Knows Accent Rules.1. In a Word of Two or More Syllables, the First Syllable Is Usually Accented Unless It Is a Prefix.2. In Most Two--Syllable Words that End in a Consonant Followed by y, the First Syllable Is Accented and the Last Is Unaccented.3. Beginning Syllables de, re, be, er, in, and a Are Usually Not Accented.4. When a Suffix Is Added, the Accent Falls on or within the Root Word.5. Endings That Form Syllables Are Usually Unaccented.6. When a Final Syllable Ends in le, That Syllable Is Usually Unaccented.E. Knows Possessives.F. Knows Contractions.G. Knows Silent Letters.H. Knows Glossary.III. COMPREHENSION.A. Outlining.1. Takes Notes Effectively.2. Can Sequence Ideas or Events.3. Can Skim for Specific Purposes.4. Can Identify Main Ideas of Paragraphs.5. Can Interpret Characters' Feelings.6. Can Identify Topic Sentences.B. Following Directions.C. Drawing Conclusions.D. Reading for Verification.E. Locating Information.1. Reference Material.2. Library Skills.3. Periodical Reading.F. Can Read Proof Marks.IV. ORAL AND SILENT READING.A. Oral Reading.1. Reads Aloud with Expression.2. Read with Confidence and Correct Phrasing.B. Silent Reading.1. Reads Without Lip Movements.2. Adjusts Rate Depending on Material Being Read.3. Can Read 180 Words Per Minute in Fiction at Grade Level.Barbe Reading Skills Check List Sequential Skill Plan (Chart).
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About Walter B. Barbe

Dr. Barbe is a nationally known authority in the fields of reading and learning disabilities. For 25 years he was editor--in--chief of the widely acclaimed magazine Highlights for Children and adjunct professor at The Ohio State University. Dr. Allen is a former classroom teacher who has taught reading skills at both elementary and secondary levels and served in several administrative roles, including assistant superintendent of the Jackson, MS, Public Schools.
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