The purpose of this session is to help participants develop knowledge of the structure and content of the Reading Developmental Continuum and confidence in mapping. Participants will also have opportunities to reflect on their assessment practices.
Following are the materials that the facilitator and participants need for this session. The facilitator should:
(Handout 8.2 (new window) 38k consists of three pages which
|Pens/pencils and paper |
Reading assessment item for one student (Some beginning teachers may need advice
or support when collecting this data.)
Reading Developmental Continuum
Understanding the Key Indicators of Reading
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Derewianka, B. 1990, Exploring How Texts Work, Primary English Teaching Association, Newtown, New South Wales.
Derewianka, B. (ed.) 1992, Language Assessment in Primary Classrooms, Harcourt Brace, Sydney.
Early Years Literacy In-service Project 1994, Brisbane, Department of Education, Queensland.
A Guide to Teaching in English 1994, English in Years 1 to 10: Queensland Syllabus Materials, Department of Education, Queensland.
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