Diagnostic Teaching of Reading: Techniques for Instruction and Assessment (7th Edition) (Myeducationlab), Paperback, 7 Edition by Walker, Barbara J.
Paperback: 7 Edition
Publication Date: 2011-05-15
Paperback : 384 pages
Edition: 7 Edition
Author: Walker, Barbara J.
Product Description Diagnostic Teaching of Reading, 7/e, by renowned author Barbara J. Walker, is the ideal resource for pre-service and in-service educators, including teachers, reading specialists, literacy coaches, school psychologists, special education teachers, and Title I teachers. In it they see how to use a variety of instructional and assessment techniques to help plan lessons designed to improve literacy for all learners in their charge. Included are over 65 instructional techniques that meet the diverse learning needs of all students, including struggling readers and writers, English language learners, and culturally diverse learners. With the information presented here, teachers see how to continually reflect on their instructional practices and tailor their instruction to the strengths and needs of the diverse children they teach. Review “What I like about Barbara Walker's text is that it connects assessment to instructional techniques and materials. Most other books provide chapter overviews that are disconnected. This book brings everything together in a way that supports all readers and helps teachers make effective instructional decisions.” Eugenia Mora-Flores, University of Southern California From the Back Cover Featuring classroom-based, teacher-driven approaches to effective reading assessment and remediation, the new edition of this market-leading book provides up-to-date coverage of reading processes, their assessment, and their corrective instruction. The highly popular authors present thorough treatments of reading and writing at every stage of development and include assessments in their entirety for emergent literacy, including concepts about print and the concept of word, and many tests of phonological awareness, developmental spelling, word recognition, fluency, and phonics knowledge. The Eighth Edition of Understanding Reading Problems includes the following new features: · A comprehensive inventory for assessing emergent literacy, including several new assessments of phonological awareness (Chapter 3). · Detailed instruction for administering, scoring, and interpreting an informal reading inventory, plus sample sections of an IRI (Chapter 5 and in the supplements). · A thorough discussion of Response to Intervention (Chapter 2). · Extensive assessment of the often-neglected topic of narrative comprehension of early readers (Chapter 3). · New instruments for assessing phonological awareness. · New reading and spelling-based tests of phonics knowledge. · A new instrument for assessing students’ developmental spelling in K through 12 (Chapter 8). · A new chapter on teaching culturally and linguistically diverse students (Chapter 9). · The Eighth Edition is organized by developmental levels, with explanations of reading issues at each level, approaches to assessment, and teaching methods delivered at the point of need. About the Author Barbara J. Walker is professor of reading at Oklahoma State University-Stillwater/Tulsa where she teaches courses in reading difficulties and literacy coaching. Dr. Walker received her Ed.D. from Oklahoma State University in Curriculum and Instruction, specializing in reading difficulty. Prior to returning to Oklahoma, Dr. Walker was a professor in the Department of Special Education and Reading at Montana State University, Billings, where she coordinated the Reading Clinic. She was a reading specialist in the elementary schools of Stillwater, Oklahoma; organized and taught the college reading program at Vernon Regional Junior College in Vernon, Texas; and coordinated the educational program at the Hogar Paul Harris in Cochabamba, Bolivia. Dr. Walker’s research interests focus on teacher development, early literacy intervention, reading difficulties, and literacy coaching. Her publications include Literacy Coaching: A Collaborative Approach (2010), T
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