Reading Diagnosis for Teachers: An Instructional Approach by Rebecca BarrReading Diagnosis for Teachers: An Instructional Approach by Rebecca Barr

Reading Diagnosis for Teachers: An Instructional Approach

byRebecca Barr, Camille Blachowicz, Ann Bates

Paperback | March 7, 2012

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Reading Diagnosis for Teachers: An Instructional Approach, Sixth Edition, has what reading educators need to assess students’ reading and writing abilities and to plan appropriate instruction accordingly. Well-known author/educators Rebecca Barr, Camille L. Z. Blachowicz, Ann Bates, Claudia Katz, and Barbara Kaufman combine an unrivaled wealth of actual case studies with sound theoretical foundation; solid research; and a developmental, constructivist perspective of literacy to prepare reading practitioners to connect diagnosis with instructional planning.


Rebecca Barr was Professor of Education and Director of the Doctoral Program at National College of Education of National-Louis University, Chicago, Illinois.  She was also editor of the Handbooks of Reading Research, the past president of the National Reading Conference and Editor of the Journal of Reading Behavior.  She was a noted ...
Title:Reading Diagnosis for Teachers: An Instructional ApproachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9.1 × 7.5 × 0.9 inPublished:March 7, 2012Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:013269011X

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Table of Contents

c o n t e n t s


Preface iv

About the Authors viii

1 Ï Model for Reading Diagnosis and Instructional Planning 1

2 Ï Knowledge of Print: Its Development,

Assessment, and Instructional Support 34

3 Ï Knowledge of Print: Oral Reading Analysis

and Instructional Support 80

4 Ï Prior Knowledge and Vocabulary: Development,

Assessment, and Instructional Support 119

5 Ï Reading Comprehension: Its Nature and Development 169

6 Ï Reading Comprehension: Assessment

and Instructional Support 209

7 Ï Writing: A Window on Reading 247

8 Ï Using Informal Reading Inventories and Extended

Passages 275

9 Ï Decision Making: Organizing, Using, and Communicating

Assessment Information 322

appendix A Ï Dolch Basic Sight Vocabulary 359

appendix B Ï Blachowicz Informal Phonics Survey 361

appendix C Ï Complete Records of Performance

on an IRI: James 365

appendix D Ï Assessment Instruments 388

appendix E Ï Resources for Leveling Books 401

References 402

Name Index 418

Subject Index 421



Editorial Reviews

Carol D. Wickstrom, University of North Texas: “It looks at a wide range of readers and writers, is grounded in theory but does not over tax the reader with so much theory that it becomes impossible to negotiate so that it remains engaging.”   Lynn Saffer Domino, Florida Atlantic University: “Most chapters are easily read and by asking the reader to reflect, it gives them insightful skills into the reading process.”   Janet Towell, Florida Atlantic University: “It’s comprehensive (reading skills and strategies) and there are some good examples of case studies.”