Grade(s): K - 3
Author(s): Marie M. Clay
An Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement, Fourth Edition provides teachers and school systems with essential information about how to assess young children’s progress in literacy learning.
The six tasks of the Observation Survey are used by teachers across the world to explore children’s knowledge of early reading and writing, monitor progress, guide instruction, and reliably identify children for supplementary assistance.
This fourth edition of Marie Clay’s seminal text includes two important new developments:
The observation procedures arose from a theory of how children learn to manage the complex task of learning to read and write continuous text. That process is described in Marie Clay’s other books: Becoming Literate: The Construction of Inner Control; By Different Paths to Common Outcomes; and Change Over Time in Children’s Literacy Development.
Additionally, the intervention described in Literacy Lessons Designed for Individuals makes use of these observation tasks.