This accessible and reader-friendly book will help you assess and determine the foundational reading needs of each of your K – 5 students. Literacy leaders Jill Dunlap Brown and Jana Schmidt offer an easy-to-use data analysis tool called, "The Columns" for teachers at all levels of experience to make sense of classroom data for elementary readers. This book will guide you in using the tool to identify the root causes of foundational reading deficits and to plan appropriate interventions. Sample case studies allow you to practice identifying needs and matching interventions. Stories and examples throughout the book will encourage you as you help your students meet their full potential.
The book provides easy-to-use and printable versions of the data analysis columns that will enable you to put the authors‘ advice into immediate action. These tools are available for download on the book’s product page: www.routledge.com/9780367225070
Table of Contents
1. An Overview of The Columns
2. Kindergarten and The Columns
3. Grade One and The Columns
4. Column One for Grades 2-5
5. Column Two for Grades 2-5
6. Column Three for Grades 2-5
7. Column Four for Grades 2-5
8. Case Studies for each Grade Level
9. A Guide to The Columns Implementation
Jill Dunlap Brown has worked in the field of education for 20 years and now serves as Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education in a school district of 19,000 students.
Jana Schmidt has worked as an associate director in the Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis Department at the University of Missouri-Columbia and as an educational consultant. Jana has served as a language arts coordinator for kindergarten through eighth grade in a school district with approximately 19,000 students.