Teaching Reading Sourcebook, Updated 2nd Edition

SB2CoverMech_CSSEdition_FINALA best-selling, research-based guide to effective reading instruction, the Teaching Reading Sourcebook, Updated 2nd 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 version contains Common Core State Standards information, cross-references, and graphic explanations to identify how best practices in teaching reading align with the standards.

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.

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 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

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

Included in This Edition

  • Updated research, including information related to Response to Intervention (RtI) and Striving Readers
  • Revised content on early literacy, with greater emphasis on letter knowledge and new phonemic awareness models connecting sound to print
  • Revised content on phonics, high-frequency words, and irregular words, and expanded multisyllabic word instruction with the addition of a Corrective Feedback feature in the sample lesson models
  • New, separate section on fluency
  • In-depth and revised Vocabulary Development section with greater applicability for content-area teachers
  • Revised Comprehension section with emphasis on explicit strategies, monitoring of comprehension, and focused sample lesson models for narrative and informational text, with examples and resources expanded to include struggling adolescent readers
  • Comprehensive Reading Program conclusion with a description of the multi-tier model and RtI
  • New Common Core information, cross-references, and graphic explanations