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- ISBN: 9780325027128 | 0325027129
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 2/4/2010
The value of assessment is in its usefulness to the teacher and the student, not as an isolated mental activity. If we don't use the information we generate about our students to inform our instruction, we are simply "navel-gazing." -Frank Serafini Need to know more about your readers? Frustrated by test-driven assessments that merely mimic real reading behaviors. Classroom Reading Assessmentsreturns assessment to its simple, crucial essence: knowing students- reallyknowing them-so that your teaching addresses their individual strengths and needs. Frank Serafini helps you open windows into students' invisible mental processes as they select books, read and make sense of them, and respond to them. He gives you his best of the best-classroom-proven, research-based assessments for before, during, and after reading that meet four stringent requirements: They improve your students' reading They increase your effectiveness by pinpointing where students need help They maximize efficiency by avoiding unnecessary instructional interruptions