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Finding resources to help and guide us as educators can sometimes be a challenge. These are certainly not all of the resources available for each of these categories, but rather, a wide variety that we thought you might find useful. Each publication includes a link to Amazon.com where you can find more detailed information.


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Allen, J. (2000). Yellow Brick Roads: Shared and Guided Paths to Independent Reading 4-12. York: Stenhouse Publishers.

Allington, R. L. (2005). What Really Matters for Struggling Readers: Designing Research-Based Programs (2nd Edition) (What Really Matters Series). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Bender, W. N., & Larkin, M. J. (2009). Reading Strategies for Elementary Students With Learning Difficulties: Strategies for RTI. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Calkins, L. M. (2000). Art of Teaching Reading, The. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Collins, K. (2004). Growing Readers: Units Of Study In The Primary Classroom. York: Stenhouse Publishers.

Collins, K. (2008). Reading for Real: Teach Students to Read With Power, Intention, and Joy in K-3 Classrooms. York: Stenhouse Publishers.

Cziko, C., Greenleaf, C., Hurwitz, L., & Schoenbach, R. (2002). Reading for Understanding. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Daniels, H., & Steineke, N. (2004). Mini-Lessons for Literature Circles. Chicago: Heinemann.

Daniels, H., & Zemelman, S. (2004). Subjects Matter: Every Teacher’s Guide to Content-Area Reading. Chicago: Heinemann.

Daniels, H. (2001). Literature Circles: Voice and Choice in Book Clubs & Reading Groups. York: Stenhouse Publishers.

Dorn, L. J., & Soffos, C. (2005). Teaching for Deep Comprehension: A Reading Workshop Approach. York: Stenhouse Publishers.

Ford, M. P., Opitz, M. F., & Zbaracki, M. D. (2006). Books and Beyond: New Ways to Reach Readers. Chicago: Heinemann.

Ford, M. P., & Opitz, M. F. (2001). Reaching Readers: Flexible and Innovative Strategies for Guided Reading. Chicago: Heinemann.

Fountas, I. C., & Pinnell, G. S. (1996). Guided Reading: Good First Teaching for All Children. Chicago: Heinemann.

Fountas, I. C., & Pinnell, G. S. (2005). Leveled Books, K-8: Matching Texts to Readers for Effective Teaching. Chicago: Heinemann.

Fountas, I. C., & Pinnell, G. S. (2006). Teaching for Comprehending and Fluency: Thinking, Talking, and Writing About Reading, K-8. Chicago: Heinemann.

Fountas, I. C., & Pinnell, G. S. (2007). The Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades K-2: A Guide to Teaching. Chicago: Heinemann.

Fountas, I. C., & Pinnell, G. S. (2007). The Continuum of Literacy Learning, Grades K-8: Behaviors and Understandings to Notice, Teach, and Support. Chicago: Heinemann.

Fountas, I. C., & Pinnell, G. S. (2008). When Readers Struggle: Teaching That Works. Chicago: Heinemann.


Gallagher, K. (2004). Deeper Reading: Comprehending Challenging Texts, 4-12. York: Stenhouse Publishers.

Gallagher, K. (2003). Reading Reasons: Motivational Mini-Lessons for Middle and High School. York: Stenhouse Publishers.

Giorgis, C., & Serafini, F. (2003). Reading Aloud and Beyond: Fostering the Intellectual Life with Older Readers. Chicago: Heinemann.

Goudvis, A., & Harvey, S. (2007). Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagement. Toronto: Stenhouse Pub.

Hiskes, D. G. (2007). Reading Pathways: Simple Exercises to Improve Reading Fluency (Jossey-Bass Teacher). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Howard, M. (2009). RTI from All Sides: What Every Teacher Needs to Know. Chicago: Heinemann.

Johnson, P. (2006). One Child at a Time: Making the Most of Your Time With Struggling Readers, K-6. York: Stenhouse Publishers.

Keene, E. O., & Zimmermann, S. (2007). Mosaic of Thought, Second Edition: The Power of Comprehension Strategy Instruction. Chicago: Heinemann.

Keene, E. O. (2008). To Understand: New Horizons in Reading Comprehension. Chicago: Heinemann.

Koch, L., Sibberson, F., & Szymusiak, K. (2008). Beyond Leveled Books: Supporting Early and Transitional Reading in Grades K-5. York: Stenhouse Publishers.

Laminack, L. L., & Wadsworth, R. M. (2006).Learning Under the Influence of Language and Literature: Making the Most of Read-Alouds Across the Day. Chicago: Heinemann.

Laminack, L. L., & Wadsworth, R. M. (2006). Reading Aloud Across the Curriculum: How to Build Bridges in Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Chicago: Heinemann.

Lyons, C. A. (2003). Teaching Struggling Readers: How to Use Brain-based Research to Maximize Learning. Chicago: Heinemann.

M.D.., & Willis, J. (2008). Teaching the Brain to Read: Strategies for Improving Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension. Alexandria, VA: Association For Supervision & Curriculum Development.

Miller, D. (2002). Reading With Meaning: Teaching Comprehension in the Primary Grades. Portland, Maine: Stenhouse.

Opitz, M. F., & Rasinski, T. (2008). Good-bye Round Robin, Updated Edition: 25 Effective Oral Reading Strategies. Chicago: Heinemann.

Pinnell, G. S., & Scharer, P. (2003). Teaching for Comprehension in Reading, Grades K-2. New York, NY: Teaching Resources.

Reis, S. M. (2009). Joyful Reading: Differentiation and Enrichment for Successful Literacy Learning, Grades K-8. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Routman, R. (2002). Reading Essentials: The Specifics You Need to Teach Reading Well. Chicago: Heinemann.

Caldwell, J. S. (2002). Where Have All the Bluebirds Gone? How to Soar with Flexible Grouping. Chicago: Heinemann.

Serafini, F., & Serafini-Youngs, S. (2006). Around the Reading Workshop in 180 Days: A Month-by-Month Guide to Effective Instruction. Chicago: Heinemann.

Serafini, F. (2004). Lessons in Comprehension: Explicit Instruction in the Reading Workshop. Chicago: Heinemann.

Serafini, F. (2001). The Reading Workshop: Creating Space for Readers. Chicago: Heinemann.

Sibberson, F., & Szymusiak, K. (2001). Beyond Leveled Books: Supporting Transitional Readers in Grades 2-5. York: Stenhouse Publishers.

Sibberson, F., & Szymusiak, K. (2003). Still Learning to Read: Teaching Students in Grades 3-6. York: Stenhouse Publishers.

Stead, T. (2008). Good Choice!. York: Stenhouse Publishers.

Stead, T. (2005). Reality Checks: Teaching Reading Comprehension With Nonfiction, K-5. York: Stenhouse Publishers.

Tatum, A. W. (2005). Teaching Reading to Black Adolescent Males: Closing the Achievement Gap. York: Stenhouse Publishers.

Thompson, T. (2008). Adventures In Graphica: Using Comics and Graphic Novels to Teach Comprehension, 2-6. York: Stenhouse Publishers.

Tovani, C. (2004). Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?. Portland: Stenhouse.

Tovani, C. (2000). I Read It, but I Don’t Get It: Comprehension Strategies for Adolescent Readers. York: Stenhouse Publishers.

(2007). Knowledge to Support the Teaching of Reading: Preparing Teachers for a Changing World (Jossey-Bass Education). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.