Suggested Readings: Assessment Section
Articles from The Reading Teacher are accessible online with a subscription to the journal.
* denotes books that are referenced in Suggested Readings for several sections.
|Schwartz, Robert M. Decisions, Decisions: Responding to Primary Students During Guided Reading. The Reading Teacher, Feb. 2005, p. 436-443||Although written about Guided Reading, the author’s discussion of effective prompts and teaching points is equally applicable to using running records in conferring during IR.|
|Chapter 8: Assessment – Finding Out What Each Struggling Reader Needs (pp. 153 – 170)||Johnson, Pat (2006). One Child at a Time: Making the Most of Your Time with Struggling Readers, K-6. Portland, ME: Stenhouse||This chapter gives a straight-forward explanation of what running records are, how to take and analyze them, and excellent tips on using them.|
|Section 1: We Can’t Nurture Intrinsic Reading Motivation Using Rewards/Punishment, and pp. 13 – 19 of Section 2.||*Marinak, Barbara A., & Gambrell, Linda B. (2016). No More Reading for Junk: Best Practices for Motivating Readers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.||Argument for limiting extrinsic rewards, based on both personal experiences and research.|
|From Section 3: “Monitor IR,” “Differentiate instruction and create accountability through conferring”, and “Invite students to reflect on and share their learning” – pp. 58-69||*Miller, Debbie, & Moss, Barbara. (2013). No More Independent Reading Without Support. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.||Helpful advice about monitoring, conferring, and sharing as means of accountability and assessment.|
|From Chapter 2: Structures and Routines (pp. 31-34)
From Chapter 5: Assessing Reading Growth (pp. 141-146, 150-156)
|*Reading with Power and Passion: Resources to Support Independent Reading.
https://www.weteachnyc.org/resources/collection/independent-reading/. Download “Independent Reading Collection” and the book will be included.
|Discussion of reading logs and other reading responses, with examples and references to blank forms in the Appendix.|
Independent Reading Module. https://readingrecovery.clemson.edu/home/k-2-literacy-resources/