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Are You Prepared to Teach Reading?: A Practical Tool for Self-Assessment, 1st edition

  • James J. Zarrillo

Published by Pearson (April 20th 2006) - Copyright © 2007

1st edition

Are You Prepared to Teach Reading?: A Practical Tool for Self-Assessment

ISBN-13: 9780132220514

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Are You Prepared to Teach Reading? will help students prepare for state certification examinations on reading instruction and self-regulate their own learning about teaching reading.


This book has been adapted from the RICA supplement, a test-prep booklet created for students in the California teacher prep program who must pass the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment.  Chapters in the book provide brief reviews of the components of reading instruction.  Added to this national version of the book are discussions addressing fluency and English Language Learners.  Case studies and thoughtful, diverse multicultural classroom scenarios allow readers to assess themselves with multiple choice decision-making questions, asking what readers know about reading practice.  The book will be useful for all students who want to self-assess their fundamental knowledge of reading instruction, adequately prepare for their own state reading certification exams, or assess their core knowledge of literacy instruction if they are engaged in alternative certification programs.

Table of contents



Chapter 1    Planning, Organizing, and Managing Reading Instruction

Chapter 2    Assessment of Reading Development

Chapter 3    Concepts About Print

Chapter 4    Phonemic Awareness

Chapter 5    Phonics and Other Word Identification Strategies

Chapter 6    Fluency

Chapter 7    Spelling Instruction

Chapter 8    Comprehension

Chapter 9    Vocabulary

Chapter 10  Content-Area Literacy

Chapter 11  Literary Response and Analysis

Chapter 12  Student Independent Reading

Chapter 13  Supporting Reading Through Oral and Written Language Development

Chapter 14  Structure of the English Language

Chapter 15  English Learners

Chapter 16  Test-taking Strategies


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