Handbook of Individual Differences in Reading

Author: Peter Afflerbach
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135120927
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The central unifying theme of this state-of-the-art contribution to research on literacy is its rethinking and reconceptualization of individual differences in reading. Previous research, focused on cognitive components of reading, signaled the need for ongoing work to identify relevant individual differences in reading, to determine the relationship(s) of individual differences to reading development, and to account for interactions among individual differences. Addressing developments in each of these areas, this volume also describes affective individual differences, and the environments in which individual differences in reading may emerge, operate, interact, and change. The scant comprehensive accounting of individual differences in reading is reflected in the nature of reading instruction programs today, the outcomes that are expected from successful teaching and learning, and the manner in which reading development is assessed. An important contribution of this volume is to provide prima facie evidence of the benefits of broad conceptualization of the ways in which readers differ. The Handbook of Individual Differences in Reading moves the field forward by encompassing cognitive, non-cognitive, contextual, and methodological concerns. Its breadth of coverage serves as both a useful summary of the current state of knowledge and a guide for future work in this area.

Comprehensive Reading Intervention in Grades 3 8

Author: Lynn M. Gelzheiser
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462535593
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book provides innovative tools and strategies to support reading intervention for students in grades 3–8 who do not yet read with grade-level accuracy. Uniquely comprehensive, the Interactive Strategies Approach--Extended (ISA-X) has been shown to enhance intermediate and middle grade students' reading accuracy and comprehension as well as content vocabulary knowledge. Preservice and inservice teachers learn how to conduct assessments that help to identify instructional goals; monitor progress toward these goals; promote students' strategic thinking and motivation; and implement small-group instruction using thematic text sets on science and social studies topics. Numerous lesson examples and a thematic text set are included. Purchasers get access to a companion website where they can download and print reproducible materials from the book, as well as additional Web-only lesson templates and assessments, in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. See also Early Intervention for Reading Difficulties, Second Edition: The Interactive Strategies Approach, by Donna M. Scanlon, Kimberly L. Anderson, and Joan M. Sweeney, which focuses on supporting the literacy growth of beginning and struggling readers in grades K–2.

Understanding and Using Reading Assessment K 12 3rd Edition

Author: Peter Afflerbach
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416625046
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Why do we assess reading? What do we assess when we assess reading? How, where, and when do we assess reading? Reading instruction and assessment expert Peter Afflerbach addresses these questions and much more in the 3rd edition of Understanding and Using Reading Assessment, K–12. Using the CURRV model to evaluate reading assessment methods—including reading inventories, teacher questioning, performance assessment, and high-stakes reading tests—Afflerbach considers the consequences and usefulness of each method, the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders, and the reliability and validity of the assessments. In addition, he examines four important but often overlooked aspects of reading assessment: • Assessment accommodation for English-language learners and students with special needs • Assessment of noncognitive aspects of reading, such as motivation, engagement, self-concept, and self-efficacy • The use of formative and summative assessment • The importance of self-assessment in building reading independence The book provides detailed case studies from all grade levels to illustrate reading assessment done well. It also includes 15 reproducible forms and checklists that teachers and administrators can use to optimize their reading assessment efforts. Students are expected to read increasingly complex texts and to complete increasingly complex reading-related tasks to demonstrate their growth as readers. This book offers teachers and administrators alike a clear path to helping students meet those expectations. This book is a co-publication of ASCD and ILA. New to the 3rd edition: • New chapter “Formative and Summative Assessment” • Three significantly revised chapters—Performance Assessment; Assessment Accommodation for English Learners and Students With Special Needs ("Accommodation and Reading Assessment" in 2nd edition); Assessing "the Other": Important Noncognitive Aspects of Reading • Fifteen reproducible and downloadable forms and checklists

Early Reading Assessment

Author: Natalie Rathvon
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781572309845
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This indispensable resource offers a cutting-edge framework and practical tools for screening and assessing K-2 students at risk for reading problems. Provided are critical reviews of 42 specific measures, selected for optimal technical quality and presented in a clear, standardized format. Encapsulated are the scientific basis for each instrument; the components of reading acquisition measured; administration, scoring, and interpretation procedures; the instrument's psychometric soundness and usability; linkages to intervention; source; and cost. Detailed case examples drawn from the author's practice help the reader better understand the type of information generated by each measure and demonstrate how results can be written up in a variety of effective report formats.

Dryden s Handbook of Individual Therapy

Author: Windy Dryden
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446227081
Format: PDF, ePub
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Seminars by Professor Windy Dryden. See the man live and in action. To find out more and to book your place go to www.cityminds.com ________________________________________ [This is] a book which accepts and even celebrates the diversity of ideas in the field. It stimulates interest and informs. It stirs up debates, and leaves the reader to continue to think about them an important book, not to be missed by any serious counselling student or practitioner' -"British Journal of Guidance and Counselling "Praise for the Fourth Edition [This] is a well-written, comprehensive core textbook that can be recommended not only to counselling psychology and psychotherapy trainees, to guide them through their training, but also to practising professionals to act as a reference textbook to draw upon when needed' - "Stefania Grbcic, Counselling Psychology Review "'Covering history, theory, primary client set and strengths and weaknesses for each of thirteen different approaches, the book makes an excellent starting point for exploring different schools of thought in more detail' - "Counsellingresource.com " This is a very well structured text with thorough coverage and interesting material. The text links theory to practice and offers invaluable knowledge to all professionals and students of various schools of psychotherapy' -" lecturer " A valuable resource for students' - "lecturer " At last! An informative text with some depth. Easily accessible. Extremely useful' -" lecturer " Dryden's Handbook of Individual Therapy is now a classic text for trainees in counselling and psychotherapy. This newly updated fifth edition presents a comprehensive overview of the key approaches to individual therapy practice, including three new chapters on narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy and integrative and eclectic approaches. Written by experts in their own therapeutic fields, the book introduces the principles and methods of individual therapy concisely and accessibly. Following a clearly defined structure, each chapter outlines one approach in detail and provides case examples to illustrate how that approach works in practice. Each form of therapy is described in terms of: - its historical context - the main theoretical assumptions - the mode of practice - which clients will benefit most - the general strengths and limitations of the approach Further chapters place counselling and psychotherapy in their social context, explore training and supervision and relate research to individual therapy practice. Dryden's Handbook of Individual Therapy, Fifth Edition is designed for those in training in counselling, psychotherapy, counselling psychology and other helping professions such as nursing, social work and education. It will be invaluable for novice therapists looking for an overall picture of individual therapy practice, as well as for experienced therapists interested in learning about alternative approaches. Windy Dryden currently works at Goldsmiths College where he is Professor of Psychotherapeutic Studies as well as being the programme co-ordinator of the MSc in Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and the Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Handbook of Research on Writing

Author: Charles Bazerman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135251118
Format: PDF
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The Handbook of Research on Writing ventures to sum up inquiry over the last few decades on what we know about writing and the many ways we know it: How do people write? How do they learn to write and develop as writers? Under what conditions and for what purposes do people write? What resources and technologies do we use to write? How did our current forms and practices of writing emerge within social history? What impacts has writing had on society and the individual? What does it mean to be and to learn to be an active participant in contemporary systems of meaning? This cornerstone volume advances the field by aggregating the broad-ranging, interdisciplinary, multidimensional strands of writing research and bringing them together into a common intellectual space. Endeavoring to synthesize what has been learned about writing in all nations in recent decades, it reflects a wide scope of international research activity, with attention to writing at all levels of schooling and in all life situations. Chapter authors, all eminent researchers, come from disciplines as diverse as anthropology, archeology, typography, communication studies, linguistics, journalism, sociology, rhetoric, composition, law, medicine, education, history, and literacy studies. The Handbook’s 37 chapters are organized in five sections: *The History of Writing; *Writing in Society; *Writing in Schooling; *Writing and the Individual; *Writing as Text This volume, in summing up what is known about writing, deepens our experience and appreciation of writing—in ways that will make teachers better at teaching writing and all of its readers better as individual writers. It will be interesting and useful to scholars and researchers of writing, to anyone who teaches writing in any context at any level, and to all those who are just curious about writing.

Handbook of Reading Research

Author: Michael L. Kamil
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135688958
Format: PDF, ePub
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In Volume III, as in Volumes I and II, the classic topics of reading are included--from vocabulary and comprehension to reading instruction in the classroom--and, in addition, each contributor was asked to include a brief history that chronicles the legacies within each of the volume's many topics. However, on the whole, Volume III is not about tradition. Rather, it explores the verges of reading research between the time Volume II was published in 1991 and the research conducted after this date. The editors identified two broad themes as representing the myriad of verges that have emerged since Volumes I and II were published: (1) broadening the definition of reading, and (2) broadening the reading research program. The particulars of these new themes and topics are addressed.

The Handbook of Individual Therapy

Author: Windy Dryden
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446293564
Format: PDF, ePub
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'[This] is essential reading for all who aspire to professional practice to ensure that knowledge and skills are up to date in order to best serve their clients.' Professor Sue Wheeler, University of Leicester '[It] continues to be the book that one turns to when looking for a clear introduction to the broad range of therapies that are offered in the UK today.' Dr Nick Midgley, Anna Freud Centre This classic text has helped over 50,000 students wishing to understand the key counselling and psychotherapy approaches. This sixth edition is the most comprehensive update since it was first published in 1984, with 15 newly contributed chapters and 8 updated chapters. Each approach now includes a new Research section summarising the research findings, an in-depth Case Study illustrating how that approach works in practice, and an extended Practice section. Also covered: · historical context and development · main theoretical assumptions · which clients will benefit most · strengths and limitations. New chapters include Compassion-Focussed Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness in Individual Therapy, Pluralistic Therapy and The Transpersonal in Individual Therapy. This is an ideal one-stop shop for trainees of counselling, psychotherapy, counselling psychology, psychology and other allied professions wanting to learn about the most commonly practised therapies today. Windy Dryden has worked in the fields of counselling and psychotherapy since 1975. He is author/editor of over 200 books. Andrew Reeves is a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist at the Univeristy of Liverpool and a freelance writer, trainer and supervisor. He is former Editor of the Counselling and Psychotherapy Research journal.

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging

Author: James E. Birren
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780121012632
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Handbook of the Psychology of Aging has become the definitive reference source for information on the psychology of adult development and aging. The Fifth Edition provides comprehensive reviews of research on biological and social influences on behavior and age-related changes in psychological function. In addition to covering environmental influences on behavior and aging and gender differences in aging, new chapters in the Fifth Edition discuss wisdom, creativity, and technological change and the older worker. This handbook is an essential reference for researchers in adult development and gerontology and suitable as an advanced textbook for courses on the psychology of aging.