Informal Assessment Strategies

Asking Questions, Observing Students, and Planning Lessons That Promote Successful Interaction with Text

Informal Assessment Strategies explores the power of informed assessment practices on teachers, on instruction, and, most of all, on the literacy success of students. Beth Charlton shows teachers how to use the results of assessment and how to find time to assess in an increasingly crowded school day. She challenges teachers to reflect on their own practice, encourages them to explore the why, what, and how of assessment, and presents techniques to help busy teachers listen, question, and observe students, and focus on student strengths and abilities.

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Informal Assessment Strategies explores the power of informed assessment practices on teachers, on instruction, and, most of all, on the literacy success of students. Beth Charlton shows teachers how to use the results of assessment and how to find time to assess in an increasingly crowded school day. She challenges teachers to reflect on their own practice, encourages them to explore the why, what, and how of assessment, and presents techniques to help busy teachers listen, question...read more

About the Author(s)

Beth was influenced by her father to become a teacher. She is a native of Toronto and has been a K–9 teacher, resource teacher, and Reading Recovery teacher. She is currently a literacy assessment consultant for the Nova Scotia Department of Education and a part-time lecturer at Mount St. Vincent University.

Table of Contents

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Introduction
1. Getting to Successful Lessons
2. Approaching Informal Assessment
3. Formative Reading Assessment
4. Observing and Recording How the Student Processes Text
5. Assessing Comprehension
6. Daily Opportunities for Classroom Assessment
7. Independent Reading as Time for Assessment
8. Using Assessment Results to Make Instructional Choices
9. Next-Steps Lessons
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 3-9
Media: 104 pp/paper
Year: 2008
Item No: 8181Item No: 8797Item No: B181
ISBN: 978-155138-181-7ISBN: 978-1-55138-797-0ISBN: 978-15513B-181-7

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