Assessment for Reading Instruction 4th Edition by Katherine A. Dougherty Stahl, ISBN-13: 978-1462541577


Assessment for Reading Instruction 4th Edition by Katherine A. Dougherty Stahl, ISBN-13: 978-1462541577

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  • Publisher: ‎ The Guilford Press; Fourth edition (December 9, 2019)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • 345 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 1462541577
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1462541577

Now in a revised and updated fourth edition, this accessible text has given over 100,000 preservice and inservice teachers vital tools for systematic reading assessment in grades K–8. The book explains how to use both formal and informal assessments to evaluate students’ strengths and needs in all components of reading. Effective, engaging methods for targeted instruction in each area are outlined. In a convenient large-size format, the book includes 30 reproducible tools, plus an additional multipage assessment in an online-only appendix. Purchasers get access to a companion website where they can download and print the reproducible materials.

New to This Edition:

– Expanded coverage of the middle grades (4–8), including a new chapter and case study, and explicit attention to this grade range throughout; new coauthor Kevin Flanigan adds expertise in this area.
– New and expanded topics: computer-based testing methods, assessing academic language, and how to use reading inventories more accurately.
– Additional reproducible tools: informal reading inventory summary form, comprehension retelling forms for narrative and informational text, computer-based comprehension test comparison worksheet, revised Informal Decoding Inventory, and more.

Table of Contents:

ONE Introduction to Reading Assessment 1
TWO General Concepts of Assessment 24
THREE Informal Reading Inventories and Other Measures of Oral Reading 42
FOUR Emergent Literacy 80
FIVE Word Recognition and Spelling 112
SIX Fluency 156
SEVEN Vocabulary 172
EIGHT Comprehension 195
NINE Strategic Knowledge 228
TEN Affective Factors 242
ELEVEN Assessing Readers in Grades 4–8: Guiding Concepts 265
TWELVE Preparing a Diagnostic Reading Report 287
APPENDIX Case Studies 295

Katherine A. Dougherty Stahl, EdD, is a literacy consultant and author who focuses on translating literacy research into practice. Formerly, she was Clinical Professor of Literacy at New York University (NYU), where she taught graduate courses and served as Director of both the Literacy Program and the NYU Literacy Clinic. Before entering academia, Dr. Stahl taught in public elementary and middle school classrooms for over 25 years. She is the coauthor or coeditor of several books, and her articles have appeared in the leading journals of research and practice. Dr. Stahl specializes in reading acquisition, comprehension instruction, reading intervention, and literacy assessment. Currently, she partners with educators as a consultant to support their efforts to improve reading achievement, especially for students with reading difficulties.

Kevin Flanigan, PhD, is Professor in the Literacy Department at West Chester University of Pennsylvania (WCU). He works in the WCU Reading Center along with master’s students to assess and teach children who struggle to read and write. A former middle-grades classroom teacher and reading specialist/coach, Dr. Flanigan researches and writes about developmental word knowledge and struggling readers. He is coauthor of several books, including Assessment for Reading Instruction, Fourth Edition, and Developing Word Recognition.

Michael C. McKenna, PhD, was Thomas G. Jewell Professor of Reading in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia until his death in 2016. He authored, coauthored, or edited more than 20 books, including Assessment for Reading Instruction, Fourth Edition; How to Plan Differentiated Reading Instruction, Second Edition: Resources for Grades K–3; and Organizing the Early Literacy Classroom; as well as over 100 articles, chapters, and technical reports on a range of literacy topics. Dr. McKenna also served as Series Editor, with Sharon Walpole, of The Essential Library of PreK–2 Literacy. He was a corecipient of the Edward B. Fry Book Award from the Literacy Research Association and the Award for Outstanding Academic Books from the American Library Association, and was a member of the Reading Hall of Fame.

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