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ISBN-13 9780132732895ISBN-10 0132732890
ISBN-10 0132599945ISBN-13 9780132599948
Author(s): Joanne Rossi; Beth Schipper
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Copyright year: © 2012 Pages: 120

Pre-service and practicing teachers get practical help for preparing for the challenging California Reading Initiative Competency Assessment (RICA®) in a unique case study approach that covers all domains, concepts, strategies, and assessment required by RICA®.

This is the ideal resource for pre-service teachers who want practice in synthesizing and analyzing assessment and strategies for reading in the K—8 classroom, for credential candidates who need to prepare to succeed in taking the Reading Instruction Competence Assessment (RICA®), and for in-service teachers who want to enhance their assessment and instruction, while increasing students’ learning.

The book’s unique organization includes a set of case studies at each grade level, followed by a section to assist teachers with brainstorming their knowledge as a first step in writing responses in narrative form. Following this, teachers get a section of strategic ideas that should be covered in writing their plan, as well as a sample narrative. The cases cover the diversity of student profiles in California’s school population; represent all elementary grade levels; include a wide variety of scenarios for whole classes, groups, and individual students; cover the five domains required by the RICA®; and present a full range of ready-to-use instructional strategies.