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Product Details

  • Paperback: 20 pages
  • Publisher: Heinemann; 1 edition (Jan. 1 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0435005561
  • ISBN-13: 978-0435005566
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.3 x 21.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 45 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #279,857 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Marie Clay, FRSNZ, FNZPsS, FNZEI(Hon),Emeritus Professor, taught in primary schools and then at the University of Auckland where, for the next 30 years she introduced educational psychologists to ways of preventing psychological problems. She did post-graduate study in Developmental Psychology at the University of Minnesota on a Fulbright Scholarship and completed her doctorate at the University of Auckland with a thesis entitled "Emergent Literacy." Her 'Reading (and writing) Recovery' is an early literacy intervention, which is now implemented in five countries, and three languages. Literacy Lessons Designed For Individuals integrates what has been learned from that innovation with new research and theoretical advocacies. Shifts in early literacy learning can be monitored by teachers using her Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement in English, Spanish and French. A series of individual lessons can be delivered in those languages to about 150,000 children worldwide annually using a guidebook called Reading Recovery: Guidelines for Teachers in Training. Literacy Lessons Designed for Individuals is a similar guidebook which aims to make accelerated progress possible for a wider range of problems. Marie Clay was past-President of the International Reading Association, served on the editorial committees of professional journals, was a research consultant at home and abroad including UNESCO, chaired a Social Science Research Committee advising government on policies and research allocations, and worked internationally with problem-solving related to early intervention research and practice.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By "the_one-and-only_alimcj" on Nov. 21 1997
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This book is designed for use with an observation survey determining a child's reading readiness and his/her concepts about print. Some pages have the words in strange order, some pages are upside-down, and so on, although superficially it looks like a "normal" book. It is illustrated and has big type, the illustrations facing the type pages. In line with the California Reading Initiative and the assembly bills requiring informed diagnosis of children's reading readiness and progress, and multiple assessments thereof, this is a valuable diagnostic tool for children entering school, to be used with the test script on page 47-48 of Marie Clay's An Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement.
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This tool is handsomely packaged but I do not think that it is at all a developmentally appropriate tool to assess early reading behaviours for Kindergarteners. It should be more simple and to the point. Marie Clay's CAP takes too long to administer ( 15-20 min. --- proof that this is already developmentally inappropriate) and is absolutely frustrating to some children even better readers especially when they come to the part where the images and text become upside down and they struggle to find where the story follows next. What exactly is being tested here? Higher scores as they progress does not necessarily indicate that they pay closer attention to text or the "deliberate" mistakes put in there (cmae (came), fwle(flew),rtee(tree). Ask them about quotation marks? There are better tests out there that are simpler to administer (using any primary book) and give you the same "look fors" and results. Check out this link:
Essential Kindergarten Assessments For Reading, Writing, and Math
Truth is, its really very simple to teach children how to read and pay attention to print without being bogged down by 20-minute assessments. I am a very busy Kindergarten teacher with at times, close to 30 students. I resent that some Boards "force" this assessment on teachers and even JK students on their second week of school. This is simply wholesale brainwashing.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Fast-track Diagnosis of Reading Readiness Nov. 21 1997
By "the_one-and-only_alimcj" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This book is designed for use with an observation survey determining a child's reading readiness and his/her concepts about print. Some pages have the words in strange order, some pages are upside-down, and so on, although superficially it looks like a "normal" book. It is illustrated and has big type, the illustrations facing the type pages. In line with the California Reading Initiative and the assembly bills requiring informed diagnosis of children's reading readiness and progress, and multiple assessments thereof, this is a valuable diagnostic tool for children entering school, to be used with the test script on page 47-48 of Marie Clay's An Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement.
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Excellent teacher tool! July 30 2012
By teachermommy - Published on Amazon.com
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I highly recommend this items for teachers of elementary students. I am a kindergarten teacher and use this book to assess my students' knowledge of Concepts of Print. This book makes it so easy to assess these skills in younger children.
Great Assessment Tool! Feb. 1 2014
By Danielle Desmond - Published on Amazon.com
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I love this story as well as the other Marie Clay stories to assess a students concepts of print. My students found the assessment fun, and I found it easy to use and informative.
Good to go with Clay Textbook Oct. 14 2012
By Erica T. - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is a good book to go along with the Clay Textbook and for assessing students knowledge of print concepts.
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Resource Sept. 28 2014
By Marie Rush - Published on Amazon.com
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Essential for Reading Recovery teachers


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