A Handbook for Literacy Instructional and Assessment Strategies, K-8provides a flexible, step-by-step approach to research-based assessment instruction.This easy-to-use handbook includes the most powerful instructional strategies organized around critical areas of literacy development, providing an invaluable resource for both pre-service and busy K8 classroom teachers.Addressing the significance of monitoring studentsrs" literacy development and providing documentation for reporting the results of their performances in an evidence-based education context, this handbook gives a prominent role to classroom assessment tools within each strategy. In addition to the step-by-step format, each instructional strategy is aligned to an assessment tool that facilitates the teachersrs" assessing and documenting studentsrs" progress using classroom performances that are part of the literacy program.Reviewers find this book highly practical. . ."Itrs"s refreshing to see a text that deals with strategies/lessons that are the real essence of literacy and being able to read." --Bruce Gutknecht, University of North Florida"A great resource for K8 teachers and an excellent text for higher ed reading/language arts professors to use in classes. [Offers] an excellent organizational format for each strategy -- user friendly: A Framework for Instruction; Learner Outcomes; Instructional Procedure; Application; Assessment Procedure; Professional Resources; & References -- the Table of Contents for each Section is also very helpful." --Jean Blomenkamp, Wayne State College"It would be a wonderful companion piece to be used. . .as a refresher in the field of reading strategies." --Sara Rung-Pulte, Northern Kentucky UniversityThe authors: Patricia A. Antonacciis a professor in the literacy education program at Iona College as well as chair of the Education Department. Her interest in literacy instruction and assessment accompanied her as a classroom teacher in the elementary school and as a reading specialist. Currently, she teaches at the college level where she prepares teachers for working in the classroom to develop young readers and writers.Catherine M. Ors"Callaghanis a literacy specialist with teaching experience across the grades. Dr. Ors"Callaghan began her career as an early childhood teacher and has now taught for over a decade in teacher education. Her research interests include teacher beliefs, critical literacy, and early interventions in literacy.Pierce Antonacci, Patricia A. is the author of 'Handbook for Literacy Instructional and Assessment Strategies, K-8', published 2005 under ISBN 9780205422173 and ISBN 0205422179.