Running Records for Classroom Teachers 2nd Edition Cover

Running Records for Classroom Teachers 2nd Edition

This accessible text explains how to accurately record what children say and do as they read any book, and how to score and interpret these records. When standard procedures are used, the New Zealand 2nd edition of Running Records for Classroom Teachers provide accurate and reliable information about young children's progress in learning to read.

The digital edition of this publication is intended for reference purposes only, we request that you have already purchased a print copy before ordering.

Only the print version of this text should be used with children.

Ages: 5-12 | Pages: 48 | Code: GE0205 | ISBN: 9781927293096

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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.


1 Reading continuous text6
Uses for Running Records7
2 Learning to take a Running Record9
What does skilled record-taking look like?9
Two things to avoid10
Finding an instructional text level12
3 Taking Running Records14
Conventions for recording15
How the reading sounds18
Assessment and comprehension19
4 Scoring of errors and self-corrections21
Conventions for scoring21
5 Quantifying a Running Record24
6 Interpreting a Running Record27
Processing the information in print30
Older readers: different signs of progress31
Records of individual and group progress32
8 Suggestions for using Running Records in classroom settings35
9 A theory of literacy processing38
Recommended reading40
Records sheets41
Running Records Sheets43
Change Over Time in Text Level45