What kind of assessments would positively influence students that struggle with reading?
“Assessments must emphasize the skills, knowledge, and attitudes perceived to be most important”.
For children who can struggle with their reading, Denton suggested that they learn from teaching that is targeted towards particular intentions, allowing them to progress further in their learning and development. In further addition to this, Vygotsky’s theory about the ‘Zone of Proximal Development’, he suggested that when children are learning to read, the teacher can scaffold the learning in a variety of ways which is applicable to each individual child, to promote the best outcome from the child, however, the child should be given an opportunity to be able to apply their knowledge and develop their independence.
One of the assessments that I believe to be effective and has been used widely throughout my previous placements, is guided reading. Iaquinta depicts that guided reading is effective as it is completed with small groups of children, all with similar targets; therefore, this can allow the children to progress further as the learning is specific to their needs and how they need to develop.