Next STEPS in Literacy Instruction
Connecting Assessments to Effective Interventions
AUTHOR: Smartt, Susan/M and Glaser, Deborah R.
PUBLISHER: Brookes Publishing
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What happens after a formative literacy assesment like DIBELS, TPRI, FAIR, or AIMSweb? How can educators translate the results into targeted interventions and improved reading outcomes? This reader-friendly teaching guide makes the next steps of literacy instruction clear and easy for K - 6 educators. Developed by highly respected experts Smartt and Glaser, this book gives readers a specific breakdown of the indicators on today's most popular reading assessments and matches those items with interventions that make a real difference.
Next STEPs is everything educators want: designed for use with RTI; extensively field tested during the nationwide trainings the authors have conducted; organized by the "big five" ideas identified by the National Readig Panel; packed wth practice actvities directly linked to each big idea; shows teahers how to integate all five big ideas during instruction; and shows educators both how to teach and what to teach to make students better readers.
All of the suggested interventions are quick and creative, get real results with minimal planning, use materials most teachers already have, and effectively targes the specific "trouble spots" that literacy assessments have identified. And with the classroom vignettes and sample teacher-student dialgoues, educators will have adaptable models for their own classroom interactions.
PUBLICATION DATE: 4/9/2010
CATEGORY: Education, Language Arts & Disciplines