THE CRITICAL READING INVENTORY
Assessing Students' Reading and Thinking


Mary DeKonty Applegate
Kathleen Benson Quinn
Anthony J. Applegate 




Authors email:   tapple1492@aol.com




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This is the only reading inventory on the market to support the treatment of reading as a thinking process through

questions and assessments that measure not only readers' ability to recall facts, but also whether they can draw logical

conclusions about those facts and respond critically to those conclusions. The text includes both narrative and expository

readers' passages for use with pre-K readers through readers in senior high school; and is written in an accessible,

inviting style. Through the use of longer passages, multi-level assessments, and case studies, the authors provide a truly

effective means to secure a differential analysis of a child's reading comprehension performance.





Related Online Resources

Online Tutorials          Scoring Guide          Pearson Education Website          Instructional Video and Slides



Case Studies

   Case Study I: Tamika (pdf format)               Case Study II: John (pdf format)



 
Documentation and Research:  Supplementary Materials


Introduction to the Critical Reading Inventory
Notes on Reading Diagnosis


Using The Critical Reading Inventory as a Research Tool: Fluency
The following is a research study accepted for publication in The Reading Teacher in 2009.
It illustrates one way in which the Critical Reading Inventory can be used to gather in-depth
data about the comprehension skills of students.
“She’s my Best Reader; She Just Can’t Comprehend”:
Studying the Relationship Between Fluency and Comprehension



Using the Critical Reading Inventory as a Research Tool:
State and National Assessments of Reading
The following is a research study accepted for publication in The Reading Teacher in 2009.
It illustrates one way in which the Critical Reading Inventory can be used to gather in-depth
data about the comprehension skills of students.



© 2008