Next Steps In Literacy Instruction: Connecting Assessments to Effective Interventions by Susan SmarttNext Steps In Literacy Instruction: Connecting Assessments to Effective Interventions by Susan Smartt

Next Steps In Literacy Instruction: Connecting Assessments to Effective Interventions

bySusan Smartt, Deborah GlaserEditorSusan Smartt

Paperback | April 9, 2010

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What happens after a formative literacy assessment 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 Kââ¬"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 response to intervention—gives explicit instructions on designing Tier II and Tier III small-group instruction and monitoring student progress
  • extensively field tested during the nationwide trainingsthe authors have conducted
  • organized by the"big five" ideasidentified by the National Reading Panel: phonemic awareness, alphabetic principle, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension
  • packed withpractice activities directly linked to each big idea
  • shows teachers how tointegrate all five big ideas during instruction, so lessons are well-rounded and comprehensive
  • based on the latest,most reliableresearch andbest practices
  • shows educators bothhow to teach and what to teachto 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 target the specific "trouble spots" that literacy assessments have identified. And with the classroom vignettes and sample teacher-student dialogues, educators will have adaptable models for their own classroom interactions.

A must for every education professional who wants to do more with the valuable information they get from literacy assessments, this guidebook takes the guesswork out of intervention and helps transform struggling students into skillful readers.

Susan M. Smartt, Ph.D., is Senior Research Associate, National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, Vanderbilt University. She also teaches reading courses and provides consulting and professional development services to states and local school districts.Deborah M. Glaser, Ed.D., is a national education consultant, trainer, and au...
Title:Next Steps In Literacy Instruction: Connecting Assessments to Effective InterventionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:April 9, 2010Publisher:Brookes PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:159857096X

ISBN - 13:9781598570960

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Table of Contents

About the Authors



I. Introduction

  1. Introduction to Next STEPS
  2. II. Steps to Reading Success

  3. Teaching Struggling Readers to Read
  4. Phoneme Awareness
  5. Phonics
  6. Fluency
  7. Comprehension
  8. Vocabulary
  9. III. Weaving It All Together

    1. Weaving Elements Together for a Lifetime of Reading