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12 Formative Assessments to Identify Secondary Students Struggling with Multisyllabic Words

Word IdWord ID: Assessment Across the Content Areas

This collection of 12 discipline-specific formative assessments can be used to easily identify secondary students who would benefit from instruction in multisyllabic word identification—a skill that’s critical for reading and understanding complex, academic texts. The book contains three uniquely constructed formative assessments for each content area: English Language Arts (ELA), Math, Science, and Social Studies.

Use Word ID with secondary students to:

  • Quickly and easily identify students who struggle with or cannot read multisyllabic words in their content-area texts
  • Support instruction in reading and comprehending complex texts
  • Determine where additional assessment, instruction, or intervention is needed in word identification
  • Identify students who need specific instruction in developing their college and career readiness skills

Determined by ground-breaking research analyzing approximately 4,500 content-area words, Word ID features targeted prefixes, suffixes, and Greek roots that were selected for their frequency of occurrence in each specific content area.

Learn more and view the table of contents at Academic Therapy Publications.



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