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The most effective way to understand what a child knows about the reading process is to take a running record. In Running Records, Mary Shea demonstrates how teachers can use this powerful tool to design lessons that decrease reading difficulties, build on strengths, and stimulate motivation, ensuring that children develop self-sustaining learning strategies.

Special features of this website include:

  • An exclusive additional chapter on Response to Intervention (RTI)
  • Sample downloads of completed running records
  • Videos of running records
  • Teaching tips

In order to meet the multi-faceted needs of children in today's classrooms, teachers must be knowledgeable about literacy concepts.  Running Records provides that invaluable knowledge, making it an ideal text for literacy courses for pre-service teachers and a key professional reference for in-service teachers.