Ekwall/Shanker Reading Inventory

Spiral Bound | May 30, 2013

byJames L. Shanker, Ward Cockrum

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The Ekwall/Shanker Reading Inventory is a highly successful, research-based, and clinically verified reading inventory designed to help educators effectively assist students in developing their reading ability. It features a great number of tests and number of tests—40 in this edition—and is adaptable to most reading programs It fits well with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and can be used to assess a wide range of students’ reading abilities. Educators can use the tests to measure oral and silent reading ability, listening comprehension, phonemic awareness, concepts about print, letter knowledge, basic sight vocabulary, phonics, structural analysis, context clues, dictionary skills, fluency skills, vocabulary, reading comprehension, and reading interests.

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The Ekwall/Shanker Reading Inventory is a highly successful, research-based, and clinically verified reading inventory designed to help educators effectively assist students in developing their reading ability. It features a great number of tests and number of tests—40 in this edition—and is adaptable to most reading programs It fits w...

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This highly successful, research-based, and clinically verified reading inventory helps educators effectively assist students in developing their reading ability through a great number of tests. In it teacher candidates, classroom teachers, school psychologists, resource teachers, and reading specialists alike get valuable help for ide...

Ward A. Cockrum has been involved in literacy education for more than 30 years. His teaching experience includes his positions as a reading specialist in a K–4 school, a middle school reading/science teacher, a fifth-grade teacher and a Pre-first-grade teacher. Currently a professor at Northern Arizona University, he directs the Readi...

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Format:Spiral BoundDimensions:352 pages, 10.8 × 8.3 × 0.7 inPublished:May 30, 2013Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0132849968

ISBN - 13:9780132849968

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Table of Contents

Part I       Exploring the Ekwall/Shanker Reading Inventory              

Section 1 Description of the Ekwall/Shanker Reading Inventory  

What is the Ekwall/Shanker Reading Inventory?

Brief Descriptions of the Tests  

Informal Reading Inventory

Emergent Literacy/Prereading Skills    

Basic Sight Word Knowledge  

Phonics Skills

Structural Analysis Skills

Ability to Use Context Clues

Dictionary Use                       

Reading Interests

Quick Confirmation Assessments

Using the Tests

Additional Uses of the ESRI

Large Group Silent Reading Comprehension Level Assessment

Optional Questions

Quick Confirmation Tests

Who Should Use the Ekwall/Shanker Reading Inventory?         

Levels of Assessment

Reading/Listening Levels Measured by the Ekwall/Shanker Reading Inventory 

Independent Reading Level     

Instructional Reading Level     

Frustration Reading Level

Listening Comprehension Level           

Comprehension Levels Summary        

The Development of the Ekwall/Shanker Reading Inventory      

The Graded Word List (GWL) 

The Graded Reading Passages           

Other Tests 

Section 2  Implementation of the Ekwall/Shanker Reading Inventory  

 

Preparation for Administering the Ekwall/Shanker Reading Inventory   

Assembling Your Diagnostic Kit          

Coding Students’ Oral Reading Errors 

Creating an Appropriate Setting for Testing the Student           

Administering the Ekwall/Shanker Reading Inventory   

 

Tests 1 through 3 and 5: Which Should You Administer?          

Test 1: Emergent Literacy

Test 2: Basic Sight Vocabulary           

Format for Tests 3 and 5        

Test 3: Phonics

Test 4: El Paso Phonics Survey          

Test 5: Structural Analysis 

Test 6: Knowledge of Contractions      

Test 7: Quick Word List Survey           

Test 8: Context Clue Use

Test 9: Dictionary Use Assessment

Test 10: Graded Word List (GWL) or San Diego Quick Assessment      

Test 11: Reading Passages    

The Crib Sheet 

Reading Passages Tests Administration Chart: Tests 11a, 11b, and 11c

Test 12: Reading Interests Survey          

 

Section 3   Interpretation of Test Results       

Completing the Test Summary Sheet    

Information Gained from Maya’s Test Summary Sheet  

Information Gained from David’s Test Summary Sheet 

The Eight Major Skills or Abilities That Affect Reading Success

Which Tests Evaluate Which Skills?     

Using the Analysis Sheet        

Emergent Literacy

Basic Sight Vocabulary          

Phonics

Structural Analysis 

Context Clues

Fluency Skills 

Vocabulary (Meaning)/Capacity           

Comprehension          

Reading Interests

Remediation of Reading Difficulties      

Section 4   Preparation of Diagnostic Reports           

How to Write a Diagnostic Report          

General Suggestions for Preparing Diagnostic Reports

Form for Diagnostic Reports  

Sample Reports

Maya’s Diagnostic Report       

David’s Diagnostic Report      

       Notes       

Part II          Forms and Assessments of the Ekwall/Shanker Reading Inventory      

Section 1 Forms for Use in Conducting the Diagnosis           

Form 1: Reading Passages Tests Administration Chart 

Form 2: Test Summary Sheet    

Form 3: Analysis Sheet 

Form 4: Prescriptive Analysis of Phonics Skills Chart   

Section 2 Assessments for Conducting the Diagnosis

              Crib Sheets/Test Sheets/Scoring Sheets

Test 1 Crib Sheet: Emergent Literacy    

Test 1 Test Sheets: Emergent Literacy   

Test 1 Scoring Sheets: Emergent Literacy         

Test 2 Crib Sheet: Basic Sight Vocabulary        

Test 2 Test Sheet: Basic Sight Vocabulary        

Test 2 Scoring Sheets: Basic Sight Vocabulary 

Test 3 Crib Sheet: Phonics        

Test 3 Test Sheets: Phonics      

Test 3 Scoring Sheets: Phonics

Test 4 Crib Sheet: El Paso Phonics Survey       

Test 4 Test Sheet: El Paso Phonics Survey       

Test 4 Scoring Sheet: El Paso Phonics Survey 

Test 5 Crib Sheet: Structural Analysis   

Test 5 Test Sheets: Structural Analysis 

Test 5 Scoring Sheets: Structural Analysis        

Test 6 Crib Sheet: Knowledge of Contractions   

Test 6 Test Sheet: Knowledge of Contractions   

Test 6 Scoring Sheet: Knowledge of Contractions         

Test 7 Crib Sheet: Quick Word List Survey        

Test 7 Test Sheet: Quick Word List Survey        

Test 7 Scoring Sheet: Quick Word List Survey  

Test 8 Crib Sheet: Check of Context Clue Use        

Test 8 Test Sheet: Check of Context Clue Use        

Test 8 Scoring Sheet Test: Check of Context Clue Use       

Test 9 Crib Sheet: Dictionary Use

Test 9 Test/Scoring Sheet: Dictionary Use                                              

Test 10 Crib Sheet: Graded Word List (GWL) or San Diego Quick Assessment  

Test 10 Test Sheet: Graded Word List (GWL) or San Diego Quick Assessment  

Test 10 Scoring Sheet: Graded Word List (GWL) or San Diego Quick Assessment        

Test 11 Crib Sheet: Reading Passages                                                                   

Test 11 Test Sheets: Reading Passages, Forms A and B           

Test 11 Test Sheets: Reading Passages, Forms C and D           

Test 11 Scoring Sheets: Reading Passages, Forms A and B      

Test 11 Scoring Sheets: Reading Passages, Forms C and D      

Test 12 Crib Sheet: Reading Interests Survey    

Test 12 Scoring Sheets: Reading Interests Survey

 

Additional Uses of the ESRI

Large Group Silent Reading Comprehension Level Assessment

Optional Questions for the Graded Reading Passages

Quick Confirmation Tests

 

GLOSSARY

Editorial Reviews

“Ekwall/Shanker is more than just a reading inventory.  It contains many other assessments for assessing reading.  A reading specialist, classroom teacher, resource teacher or school psychologists have a wealth of reading assessments in one book.” – Catherine Shiel, Stevenson University   “Truthfully, I do not know of any real competition for this product. This book has so many worthwhile and useful assessments in one organized text. From what I can see, there are not really many other comprehensive assessment products like this book so far.” – Ilene Heller, Sanford Middle School, Seminole County, FL