Summary: This text provides classroom teachers with information on developing a systematic procedure for assessing reading skill performance and offers prescriptive instruction. The first chapter addresses reading as a language process and establishes the basic conceptual framework. The remainder of the text is organized around five steps that should be followed to provide effective reading instruction. New to this edition : The latest research on teacher instruction for tech ...show morenologically advanced students.More emphasis on student assessment versus clinical diagnoses. The importance of assessing and guiding reading through language literacy development is stressed.