Teaching Reading Sourcebook, 3rd Edition

A best-selling, research-based guide to effective reading instruction, the Teaching Reading Sourcebook, 3rd Edition supports educators in bridging the gap between evidence-based reading research and actionable instructional strategies. Organized according to the elements of explicit instruction (what? why? when? and how?), the Sourcebook includes both a research-informed knowledge base and practical sample lesson models. It teaches the key elements of an effective reading program, based on the science of reading — phonemic awareness, decoding, vocabulary development, fluency, and comprehension — in a practical hands-on teacher’s guide. The newest edition includes a chapter on reading instruction within a MTSS framework.

The Sourcebook helps educators get a clear view of the current state of reading education and key literacy concepts. The teaching tips, intervention strategies, and suggestions for English learners make it a must-have for educators at every level. An analysis conducted by the National Council on Teacher Quality found that the Teaching Reading Sourcebook comprehensively and rigorously covers the scientific basis and instructional elements of the five essential components of effective reading instruction.

  • A new chapter on MTSS and the 4 components necessary for full implementation — Multi- tiered levels of prevention and support; Evidence- based programs with high- quality instruction; Ongoing assessment; Data-based decision making; and problem solving
  • Updated research references throughout
  • Updated NAEP results
    Updated assessment references
  • Common profiles of reading difficulties
  • Revised assessment table aligned to MTSS chapter
  • New statistics about English learners
  • Updated Suggested Readings
  • Newest Hasbrouck and Tindal Oral Reading Fluency Norms

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The National Council on Teacher Quality 2020 Teacher Prep Review listed the Teaching Reading Sourcebook as one of 10 textbooks that comprehensively and rigorously cover the scientific basis and instructional elements of the five essential components of effective reading instruction. Additionally, the report found that the Teaching Reading Sourcebook is used by more teacher prep programs than any other textbook in the top 10 ranking.

What Educators are Saying

Brenda Young

Leadership Coach, ODE/Education NW

“I would like to commend you for such a well written and cross referenced product. I appreciate that is so solidly based on research. After 40+ years in education, I found it to be one of the very best referenced and cross referenced, making it really usable for teachers. It truly is a working reference manual. At first, when handed out the [Teaching Reading] Sourcebook, teachers just lifted it and moaned, and then they began to get into it and learn what a toolbox it is. Thanks for such a comprehensive manual for understanding and teaching teachers HOW to teach reading.”

Shane Templeton

Ph.D. University of Nevada, Reno

“The [Teaching Reading] Sourcebook provides both distilled theory and research, with lessons you can teach tomorrow morning. It is a keeper . . . a textbook that pre-service and classroom teachers will want to keep and pull off of their professional bookshelf quite often.”

2nd Grade Teacher

Lake Elsinore Unified School District, California

“I plan to read the [the Teaching Reading] Sourcebook again over my summer break because each time I reread a section of the book, I noticed something new. I particularly want to pay attention to the sections which address the needs of English Language Learners as our school has a high population. The sections about teaching vocabulary development, fluency and information text gave me many great strategies.”

Literacy Coach

Madera Unified School District, California

“The CORE [Teaching Reading Sourcebook] is an excellent resource. There is great information as well as activities to support each section. It is well organized and lays out how reading should be taught step by step.”

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Pair the new 3rd edition of the best-selling Teaching Reading Sourcebook with Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures, a collection of tests for the comprehensive assessment of skills related to reading, for a complete educator toolkit to help all students become strong readers. Save 10% when you buy both books together.