Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center

Starting With Assessment: A Developmental Approach to Deaf Children's Literacy

Author: Martha M. French

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Based on the premise that effective instruction must be geared toward each student's learning needs, this landmark text provides in-depth discussion of research-based principles for assessing deaf children's skills and areas of need. Literacy instruction and planning are discussed. Reproducible checklists and assessment tools in such areas as reading, writing, conversational language competence, student self-assessment, and parental input are included. A must-read manual for administrators, teachers, teachers-in-training, literacy specialists, support staff, and parents.

Two-book set: Starting With Assessment (manual, 190 pages) and The Toolkit (appendices, 100 pages)