Classroom reading assessments

| January 18, 2011

Title: Classroom reading assessments : more efficient ways to view and evaluate your readers
Author: Frank Serafini
Publisher: Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, c2010.
Check it out! LB1050.46 .S47 2010
From the publisher: Frank Serafini helps you open windows into students’ invisible mental processes as they select books, read and make sense of them, and respond to them. He gives you his best of the best—classroom-proven, research-based assessments for before, during, and after reading that meet four stringent requirements:

  • They improve your students’ reading
  • They increase your effectiveness by pinpointing where students need help
  • They maximize efficiency by avoiding unnecessary instructional interruptions
  • They make sharing what you learn about students—with parents, other teachers, and instructional leaders—simple, direct, and useful. At, Frank even provides his most helpful customizable reproducible forms for assessment.

“We have to know the students in our rooms in deeper, more significant ways if we expect to be able to teach them more effectively and support their development as readers,” writes Frank Serafini. Whether you need flexible assessment tools for RTI, or you’re looking for clearer windows into your readers’ thinking, Classroom Reading Assessments is your guide to doable, high-quality assessments that help everyone in the classroom learn more—including you.

About the author: Frank Serafini is the author of the Heinemann title Classroom Reading Assessment. He is a leading voice on the reading workshop, whether the topic is implementation, planning, assessment, or comprehension. His passion for the workshop has helped tens of thousands of teachers find more effective and professionally satisfying teaching through Heinemann professional books such as Around the Reading Workshop in 180 Days, Lessons in Comprehension, and The Reading Workshop. Frank is an associate professor of Literacy Education at Arizona State University, and he brings his ideas, experiences, and deep understanding of reading instruction to teachers around the country as a member of Heinemann Professional Development Services.

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