Reading Diagnosis and Improvement: Assessment and Instruction (6th Edition)

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9780137056392: Reading Diagnosis and Improvement: Assessment and Instruction (6th Edition)

This best-selling guide to diagnosing and improving reading is based on the authors’ premise that when assessment and instruction are centric to a reading program, children’s reading improvement can occur. In Reading Diagnosis and Improvement: Assessment and Instruction, 6/e, well respected authors Dorothy Rubin, Michael Opitz, and James Erekson set the stage for effective reading diagnosis and improvement, describe various assessment measures teachers can use to assess and diagnose students’ reading performance, and present reading content and instruction. It’s an ideal blend of theory and practice, including many practical applications of the material covered; suggestions for constructing an informal reading inventory; and a complete, ready to use informal reading inventory.

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In the new edition of this widely popular resource, teachers of reading get the practical knowledge and tools they need to make diagnosis and improvement an integral part of their successful reading programs. The authors skillfully balance concepts and theory with assessment techniques, practical applications, and assessment measures teachers can use to assess and diagnose students’ reading performance and work effectively with their strengths and needs.  The book sets the stage for effective reading diagnosis and improvement, describes various assessment measures, and presents reading content and instruction. Comprehensive, practical, and highly comprehensible this new edition features:

  • Substantial revisions to every chapter focus on new discoveries related to reading assessment and reading instruction.
  • Updated references—plus updates to and additional new children’s literature titles—give teachers additional ways to engage students in reading.
  • References to over 100 web sites have been added help readers further explore the chapter topics.
  • New information on English Language Learners in Chapter 1 strengthens the book’s emphasis on multicultural needs.
  • Careful revisions to some assessment forms is based on teachers’ suggestions and the authors’ experiences with the forms.
  • This Sixth Edition is even more comprehensible than previous editions: when a technical term is used, it is defined and then used in an example. These terms also appear in a glossary.

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About the Author:

Michael F. Opitz

A former elementary school teacher and reading specialist, Dr. Michael F. Opitz is currently a professor of reading at the University of Northern Colorado where he teaches undergraduate and graduate literacy courses and works with doctoral candidates. He is the author and coauthor of several books on such topics as comprehensive and English language learners, ways to enhance listening comprehension, cross proficiency levels, means for reaching readers, strategies for guided reading, literature and language play for phonological awareness, and literacy instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Michael is also an author of a supplemental reading program aimed at engaging boys with reading, a supplemental literacy program, an intervention program tailored to children who need additional help with reading, and a reading program designed to help children who need additional help with reading among others. His articles appear in professional and trade journals. Dr. Opitz works in selected classrooms in the US and abroad planning, teaching and evaluating demonstration lessons focused on different aspects of literacy; provides in-service and staff development sessions; serves as a consultant; and presents at state and international conferences.

 

James A. Erekson

Dr. James A. Erekson is an assistant professor of reading at the University of Northern Colorado where he teaches undergraduate and graduate literacy courses and works with doctoral candidates. He has extensive K-12 classroom experience, including first through third grade literacy teaching, and running a middle school reading intervention program. Dr Erekson’s professional background in Learning and Development has helped him stay focused on the needs of learners in educational settings. He has also taught college-level language courses, with experience in five languages besides English. His research publications appear in national and regional literacy journals, he provides in-service and staff development sessions, serves as a consultant, and presents at state and international conferences.

 

Dorothy Rubin

Dorothy Rubin has a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree from Rutgers University, and she has a Ph. D. from John Hopkins University.  She has written many textbooks for teacher education and for student learning.  She has also taught reading through the elementary grades.  She is an authority in all aspects of reading instruction as well as vocabulary development.  Currently, she is a Professor Emerita with the College of New Jersey.

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