AlphaAssess provides resources for assessing early literacy to enable specific teaching.
Two teacher resource books − The First Step: Assessing Early Literacy and The Next Step: Developing Early Literacy − are used in conjunction with 28 benchmark books.
The First Step: Assessing Early Literacy
- contains observational reading and writing record proformas linked to the 28 benchmark books
- enables teachers to confirm the reading level of each student and then to diagnose any difficulties so that teaching can be planned according to the needs of students
- includes a collection of assessment tasks based on concepts of print, phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension and fluency.
The Next Step: Developing Early Literacy
This companion book takes the next step by providing practical and explicit teaching strategies supported by blackline master activities for groups and individuals.