In this highly informative text, Darrell Morris offers detailed, practical guidance based on decades of hands-on experience as a reading clinician and educator. He demonstrates how to conduct a comprehensive diagnostic assessment; interpret reading scores; and provide individualized instruction that takes each student's specific strengths and weaknesses into account. Case studies bring to life the book's one-to-one strategies for struggling beginning readers, older remedial readers (second- to sixth-grade reading levels), and those with severe reading disabilities. Small-group and whole-class applications are discussed, and a special chapter describes an exemplary teacher training approach. Helpful appendices feature ready-to-use assessment tools, book lists, and other reproducibles.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Part I: Diagnosing Reading Problems. Administering an Informal Reading Diagnosis. Interpretation of Reading Scores. Beyond the Initial Reading Diagnosis. Part II: Correcting Reading Problems. Preventing Reading Problems in the Early Grades. Correcting Reading Problems in the Later Grades: I. Basic Teaching Strategies. Correcting Reading Problems in the Later Grades: II. Case Studies. Part III: Training Reading Teachers. Clinical Training for Teachers of Reading.
Darrell Morris, EdD, Department of Language, Reading, and Exceptionalities, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC, USA