This book is effective as a classroom text to be used alongside an Informal Reading Inventory. It is equally effective as a classroom tool. The informal reading inventory examiner can use it to suggest specific instructional directions in his/her evaluation report. The classroom teacher can use this book to base instruction on informal reading assessment which s/he may or may not have conducted. The classroom teacher will also find many instructional suggestions that can be used with all students, not just those who are struggling with reading.