The most effective way to understand what a child knows about the reading process is to take a running record. In Running Records, Mary Shea demonstrates how teachers can use this powerful tool to design lessons that decrease reading difficulties, build on strengths, and stimulate motivation, ensuring that children develop self-sustaining learning strategies.

Special Features include:

  • a step-by-step outline for taking efficient running records
  • guidance in running record analysis: readers will learn how to use running record data to determine a child’s level of decoding skill, comprehension, fluency, and overall reading confidence
  • a Companion Website offering videos of the running record process, sample running records for analysis, and numerous other resources

In order to meet the multi-faceted needs of children in today's classrooms, teachers must be knowledgeable about literacy concepts. Running Records provides that invaluable knowledge, making it an ideal text for literacy courses for pre-service teachers and a key professional reference for in-service teachers.

part |2 pages

PART I Rationale for Running Records: Meeting the Diverse Needs of Learners

part |2 pages

PART II Running Records Step-by-Step: Assessment that Informs Differentiated Reading Instruction

chapter 3|30 pages

Assessing Reading Accuracy

part |2 pages

PART III Digging Deeper: Reading Performance Reveals Process and Product

chapter 4|12 pages

Assessing Reading Accuracy

chapter 5|10 pages

Assessing Reading Fluency

chapter 6|20 pages

Assessing Reading Comprehension

part |2 pages

PART IV Differentiating Instruction Based on Data from Authentic Curriculum-Based Measures (Running Records)

chapter 8|18 pages

Differentiating Instruction in Fluency

chapter 10|4 pages