|Reading the Inventory:
So, what can you expect to find out from your
One, you know your students WPM rate. Gilmore and
Gilmore (1968) offer the following for representative reading rates:
Two, you know your students approximate independent-through
frustrational level. Thus, if your fourth grader frustrates at fourth-grade
reading material, than you know they will struggle in class.
Three, you know at what level of work to expect your child
to read assigned work.
Four, you can begin to detect pattern errors, by reviewing
The Informal Reading Inventory can be used in a variety of ways. Remember, it is a tool designed to help you help your students. It is NOT a precise diagnoses, but a good tool for gaining more insight into your student's reading, and in assigning work more appropriately.
The author hopes this was helpful.