Literacy Profiles: A Framework for Assessing, Recording and Developing Students’ Literacy Progress, K-4 is a diagnostic handbook for identifying each student’s literacy strengths and weaknesses. The Literacy Profiles framework names ten critical areas of literacy learning, describes the specific skills related to each of these strands, and correlates their development to the early, middle and late stages of grade level progress. Each of these strands is then covered in chapters that lead teachers to examine and improve on their own instructional practice. This book and the framework it presents will serve teachers as a valuable progress monitoring tool to not only assess and record students’ literacy progress but also impact students’ literacy learning specific to individual needs.
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I would like to let you know just how useful the literacy profile has been. I have been using it so far for just a few students who are a particular high risk, but will be using it soon for the majority of my students. The few instances though I wanted to let you know about how the profile has come into use in two separate ways.
The first was to show a set of kindergarten parents that their son does have control of most of the skills for where he is in terms of school, and has as good starting foundation.
The second, I was able to use the profile as part of an IEP meeting, resulting in a 2nd grade student receiving special education services. Since kindergarten she has made minimal progress. The profile showed that she was in the right place for most areas, but 3 where she was much lower. As another piece of evidence besides the special education testing, this helped to show that Title 1 services were just not enough for this learner and she would be better assisted in a special education setting.
For each of these instances I filled out the profile according to all evidence I had, and then passed it along to the classroom teacher who provided additional information on the profile. All teachers I have shown the profile have had very positive feedback. Our principal and special education teacher in particular have had more than positive feedback.
At our workshop on Friday, we had to set our professional goals for the year. The Title 1 Para-professional and I decided that our Title 1 goal would be to use the ‘profile’ for those students who are at particularly high risk due to multiple factors.
I look forward to using your book and the profile in the upcoming year. Thank you for such an insightful resource.
Pittston, MEFrom the Back Cover:
“Too often teachers are asked to simply report whether or not students are at grade level in reading or writing, based on single or narrow measures. Profiles, on the other hand, offer a wider lens, permitting the teacher to notice and record students’ development across different dimensions of literacy.”
Sue Biggam and Kathleen Itterly
Designed to serve teachers as a classroom handbook,Literacy Profiles: A Framework for Assessing, Recording and Developing Students’ Literacy Progress, K-4 serves as a practical tool to help you identify and evaluate the literacy strengths and weaknesses of each student in your classroom. The framework for the literacy profiles identifies ten critical areas of literacy learning and allows teachers to record the incremental steps individual students make as they become competent and confident readers and writers. Chapter content provides guidance for sharpening your instructional skills and scaffolding instruction based on both summative and formative assessment data. Literacy Profiles provides a valuable progress monitoring tool to tailor literacy learning to individual needs based on purposeful and appropriate assessment information.
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What do reviewers say?
“I’m impressed with the authors’ efforts to include background, assessment and instruction in one text. This is (a) major undertaking and one the field definitely needs.”
Diane Bottomley — Ball State University
“The author has chosen great strategies and concepts to introduce to the reader.”
Stephanie Grote — Texas A&M Corpus Christi
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Book Description Pearson, 2008. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Chapter 1 Phonological Awareness and Oral Language Development Underlying Principles of Phonological Awareness and Oral Language Development Assessing Phonological Awareness and Oral Language Development Instructional Approaches for Teaching Phonological Awareness and Oral Language Skills Looking Closely at One Child's Assessments from Strand 2 on the Literacy Profile Chapter 2 Concepts of Print, and Knowledge About Letters and Text Features Underlying Principles of Concepts of Print and Knowledge About Letters and Text Features Assessing Concepts of Print, Letter Recognition, and Knowledge of Text Features Instructional Considerations for Teaching Concepts of Print Concep[ts and Knowledge of Text Features Looking Closely at One Child's Assessments from Strand 1 on the Literacy Profile Chapter 3 Decoding Skills and Word Recognition Underlying Principles of Decoding and Word Recognition Assessing Decoding and Word Identification Instructional Approaches for Decoding and Word Recognition Looking Closely at One Child's Assessments Chapter 4 Reading Strategies and Dispositions Underlying Principles of Reading Strategies and Dispositions Assessing Reading Strategies and Dispositions Instructional Considerations for Reading Strategies and Dispositions Looking Closely at One Child's Assessments from Strand 4 on the Literacy Profile Chapter 5 Reading Accuracy and Fluency at Increasing Text Levels Underlying Principles of Reading Accuracy and Fluency at Increasing Text Levels Assessing Reader Accuracy and Fluency Instructional Approaches for Building Accuracy and Fluency at Increasing Text Levels for All Students Looking Closely at One Child's Assessments Chapter 6 Comprehension and Reading Response Underlying Principles of Comprehension and Reading Response Assessing Comprehension and Reading Response Instructional Approaches for Building Reading Comprehension and Reading Response Looking Closely at One Child's Assessments Chapter 7 Writing Strategies, Processes, and Dispositions Underlying Principles of Writing Strategies, Processes, and Dispositions Assessing Development of Writing Strategies, Processes, and Dispositions Instructional Approaches for Teaching Writing Strategies, Processes, and Dispositions Looking Closely at One Child's Assessments Chapter 8 Writing Effectiveness Underlying Principles of Writing Effectiveness Assessing Writing Effectiveness Instructional Approaches for Assessing Writing Effectiveness Looking Closely at One Child's Assessments Chapter 9 Spelling Underlying Principles of Spelling Assessing Spelling Instructional Approaches for Spelling Looking Closely at One Child's Assessments Chapter 10 Writing Conve. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_013238082X
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