Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems, Second Edition

Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems, Second Edition

by Darrell Morris EdD

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This widely adopted text and teacher resource provides a comprehensive approach to assessing and remediating reading difficulties in grades K-6. Darrell Morris presents rich case studies of beginning and older readers struggling with different types of reading problems. He shows how to administer a thorough diagnostic battery and provide instruction tailored to each student's needs. In addition to one-to-one tutoring strategies, small-group and whole-class applications are discussed. Reproducible tools, book lists, and other user-friendly materials can be photocopied from the book or downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.

  New to This Edition *Detailed explanations of how to adapt the techniques for classroom use. *The latest research findings pertaining to reading diagnosis. *Updated and expanded book lists.*Chapter on historical and theoretical foundations.

See also the Morris Informal Reading Inventory: Preprimer through Grade 8, a complementary assessment tool that yields systematic data on K-8 students' reading abilities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462512348
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 10/29/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 305
File size: 8 MB
Age Range: 5 - 11 Years

About the Author

Darrell Morris, EdD, is Professor of Education and Director of the Reading Clinic at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. While at Appalachian State, he has directed the master's program in reading and helped school districts throughout the country set up early reading intervention programs. Recently, Dr. Morris and his colleagues have been studying children's (grades K-6) performance on informal reading inventories. He is the author of The Howard Street Tutoring Manual and a recipient of the International Reading Association's Dina Feitelson Research Award.

Table of Contents

I. Introduction
1. A Personal Perspective
2. A Brief History of Informal Reading Diagnosis
II. Diagnosing Reading Problems
3. Administering an Informal Reading Diagnosis
4. Interpretation of Reading Scores
5. Beyond the Initial Reading Diagnosis
III. Correcting Reading Problems
6. Preventing Reading Problems in the Early Grades
7. Correcting Reading Problems in the Later Grades:
I. Basic Teaching Strategies
8. Correcting Reading Problems in the Later Grades:
II. Case Studies
IV. Training Reading Teachers
9. Clinical Training for Teachers of Reading


Teacher educators; staff developers; reading specialists, coaches, and classroom teachers in grades K-6. Serves as a text in graduate-level courses such as Reading Diagnosis and Remediation, Diagnosis of Reading Problems, and Reading Assessment and Diagnosis, or as a supplement in advanced undergraduate courses.

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