An Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement 4th ED

An Observation Survey of Early Literacy Achievement, 4th 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, to monitor progress, guide instruction and reliably identify children for supplementary assistance.

Ages: 5-7 years

About the Author

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Marie Clay

For three decades Marie Clay has been acknowledged as a world leader in research on literacy learning, child development and the prevention of learning disorders.

Her early academic work as a child psychologist involved the observation and study of children as they acquire literacy. An outcome of this research was the development of reliable tools for assessing progress with literacy learning and these instruments have been published and are widely used around the world today.

Marie's decision to focus on struggling learners and the resulting development of the Reading Recovery early intervention changed how the education community worldwide viewed these children's chances of becoming literate.

There are many other publications by Marie Clay in the areas of writing, oral language and classroom learning.