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Effective Intervention Using Data from the Qualitative Reading Inventory (QRI-5). Qualitative Reading Inventory (QRI-5). The QRI-5 has long led the field in offering teachers a reliable and easy-to-use informal assessment instrument.
*Time to Act: An Agenda for Advancing Adolescent Literacy for College and Career Success, Final Report from Carnegie Corporation of New York’s Council on Advancing Adolescent Literacy (2010).
and JoAnne Caldwell
“I have used previous versions of the QRI in my own teaching and research and found it a superb informal reading inventory...this inventory has allowed me to help teachers do their best with typically developing and striving readers.”
- Karen Jorgensen, University of Kansas
The QRI is a Qualitative Reading Inventory since it provides useful diagnostic assessment of reading difficulties.
Fall: Full administration (use easiest story at each level).
Winter: Partial administration (use next hardest story).
Spring: Use hardest story and administer whichever parts track progress toward the goals that were set.
Districts want to:
Improve student achievement in literacy
Screen and diagnose struggling readers
Help students struggling with phonics, spelling and vocabulary
Districts have purchased:
WTW Texts or professional development
SIOP and want to improve literacy skills
Participants will be able to:
To identify a student’s reading instructional level (usually in narrative text).
To analyze the student’s strengths in reading and find areas that need explicit instruction.
Explicit – answer is stated in text in same words.
Implicit- answer must be inferred from text material.
They don’t have phonological knowledge
They don’t know letter-sound connections
They don’t know enough sight words
They don’t generalize from words that they know to words that are spelled similarly.
They read very slowly
They don’t know basic concepts necessary to understand the text
They have trouble making meaning using the language from the text
Using the QRI to Diagnose Reading Issues
Provide a consistent lesson plan structure
Provide time for word study
Focus on fluency development
Emphasize reading and writing for meaning
Keep the groups as small as possible
Teach students the strategies that good readers use
This workshop will help educatorsteach students to understand: