Watch phase observation in action as Richard Gentry demonstrates the power of looping assessment and instruction. Gentry's book, Breakthrough in Beginning Reading and Writing, and 57-minute DVD show how to pinpoint each child's phase of literacy development, tailor instruction to move the child forward, and set realistic expectations for growth.
Sample Clip #1: (2 min 49 sec.)
Notice how much information you can pick up as Kevin reads at levels expected for Phase 3: advanced decoding skills, self-correcting, and use of meaning-based clues. Gentry uses adult underwriting with Kevin.