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Ekwall/Shanker Reading Inventory (5th Edition)

Ekwall/Shanker Reading Inventory (5th Edition)
Author: James L. Shanker - Ward Cockrum
ISBN 13: 9780205388530
ISBN 10: 205388531
Edition: 5
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2009-03-28
Format: Spiral-bound
Pages: 320
List Price: $111.00

Rave Reviews


“The best phonics assessment around.  Exceptional assistance for examiners in deciding independent, instructional and frustration reading levels.  Extremely sensible discussion of phonics as it relates to reading ability.”

— Lee Dubert, Boise State University


Based on the time-tested criteria of the informal reading inventory, the research-based, clinically verified Ekwall/Shanker Reading Inventory, Fifth Edition, is the most coherent and comprehensive reading assessment instrument ever developed. It provides clear, easy-to-follow instructions that tell the examiner exactly how to go about conducting and interpreting the diagnosis. The instructions for both administering the test and formulating a diagnosis have been carefully refined in this edition to make them even more user-friendly!

Key Features:

  • Comprehensive inventory offers the greatest number of tests in the market and enables the user to identify individual students' abilities in all areas of decoding and comprehension.

  • Covers all areas critical to reading — including phonemic awareness, concepts about print, letter knowledge, basic sight words, structural analysis, fluency, and comprehension — making it the most thorough and accurate inventory available.

  • Provides complete instructions and specific examples for translating the diagnosis into a clear and complete, yet concise diagnostic report.

  • Basic sight vocabulary is tested in a quick test format as well as in isolation and in passage context.

New to the fifth edition:

  • New instrument for direct assessment ofcontext clue usage.

  • Crib sheets are provided for every assessment.

  • Reorganized to have crib sheets, test sheets and scoring sheets together for each assessment.

The Ekwall/Shanker Informal Reading Inventory is a great companion book to Locating and Correcting Reading Difficulties also published by this author team and Pearson Teacher Education.