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 — 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.

Why You Need the Sourcebook

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.

Included in This Edition

  • 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

2018 Teacher Prep ReviewNew! For college educators using the Sourcebook as a comprehensive textbook, visit the  Sourcebook companion website for tools to help you plan instruction.

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The National Council on Teacher Quality 2018 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.

What Educators are Saying About the Sourcebook

“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 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.”

~ Brenda Young, Leadership Coach, ODE/Education NW

“The 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.” 

~ Shane Templeton, Ph.D. University of Nevada, Reno

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. 

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