Next STEPS in Literacy Instruction: Connecting Assessments to Effective Interventions

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Susan Smartt, Deborah R Glaser

  • Next STEPS in Literacy Instruction
  • Next STEPS in Literacy Instruction
    Bridge the gap between literacy assessment and effective intervention with this must-have teaching guide for K-6 educators which directly links the indicators on today's popular assessments with proven interventions for struggling readers.

256 pages
ISBN: 9781598570960

What happens after a formative literacy assessment like DIBELS, TPRI, FAIR, or AIMSweb? How can educators translate the results into targeted interventions and improved reading outcomes? This reader-friendly teaching guide makes the next steps of literacy instruction clear and easy for K–6 educators. Developed by highly respected experts Smartt and Glaser, this book gives readers a specific breakdown of the indicators on today's most popular reading assessments and matches those items with interventions that make a real difference.

Next STEPS is everything educators want:

  • designed for use with response to intervention—gives explicit instructions on designing Tier II and Tier III small-group instruction and monitoring student progress
  • extensively field tested during the nationwide trainings the authors have conducted
  • organised by the "big five" ideas identified by the National Reading Panel: phonemic awareness, alphabetic principle, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension
  • packed with practice activities directly linked to each big idea
  • shows teachers how to integrate all five big ideas during instruction, so lessons are well-rounded and comprehensive
  • based on the latest, most reliable research and best practices
  • shows educators both how to teach and what to teach to make students better readers

All of the suggested interventions are quick and creative, get real results with minimal planning, use materials most teachers already have, and effectively target the specific "trouble spots" that literacy assessments have identified. And with the classroom vignettes and sample teacher-student dialogues, educators will have adaptable models for their own classroom interactions.

A must for every education professional who wants to do more with the valuable information they get from literacy assessments, this guidebook takes the guesswork out of intervention and helps transform struggling students into skillful readers.