This article discusses the values of using teacher observation as a diagnostic technique and illustrates how a teacher can be more effective in the diagnosis of reading problems. The article discusses using cumulative records and several different types of checklists as useful aids to teacher observation. Some of the checklists discussed are extremely valuable in locating a child's specific reading difficulties, but are not widely known by many elementary teachers.
Miller, W. H., & Womack, O. (1973). Using Teacher Observation for Diagnosing Reading Problems. Reading Horizons, 13 (2). Retrieved from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/reading_horizons/vol13/iss2/4