Assessing reading behaviours

To help practise assessment exercises from Developing early literacy: Assessment and teaching, 2nd edn, videos of children reading in the classroom have been developed.

Drawing on information in the book and online support materials, assess the reading behaviours of children in the videos.

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1. Assess Thomas’s awareness of the spoken word, syllables, alliteration, rhyme and phoneme. More …

2. Assess Luke’s awareness of the spoken word, syllables, alliteration, rhyme and phoneme.
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3. Assess Ally’s awareness of the spoken word, syllables, alliteration, rhyme and phoneme.
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Detecting Phonemes - Harry

4. Assess Harry’s awareness of phonemes in 20 words read by the teacher.
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Detecting Phonemes - Jock

5. Assess Jock’s awareness of phonemes in 20 words read by the teacher.
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Detecting Phonemes - Priscilla

6. Assess Priscilla’s awareness of phonemes in 20 words read by the teacher.
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Concepts of Print - Luke

7. Assess Luke’s emerging concepts of print as he answers questions about a familiar book.
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Concepts of Print - Katie

8. Assess Katie’s emerging concepts of print as she answers questions about a familiar book.
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Records of reading behaviour - Harry

9. Take a record of reading behaviour as Harry reads and answers questions about I Like to Play (emergent). Completing a Reading behaviour analysis sheet will help analyse the results.
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Records of reading behaviour - Charlotte

10. Take a record of reading behaviour as Charlotte reads and answers questions about Sebastian Learns to Swim (early). Completing a Reading behaviour analysis sheet will help analyse the results.
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Records of reading behaviour - Ally

11. Take a record of reading behaviour as Ally reads and answers questions about The Bull and the Frog (transitional). Completing a Reading behaviour analysis sheet will help analyse the results.
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Reading Fluency - Declan

12. Calculate Declan’s reading fluency rate as he reads 100 words of The Mystery Trip.
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Reading Fluency - Cayden

13. Use a reading fluency rubric to assess Cayden’s reading fluency as he reads a narrative text, The Snake Olympics.
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