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Teaching Reading Sourcebook - 3rd Edition

Authors: Bill Honig / Linda Diamond / Linda Gutlohn
Publisher: Arena Press

With over 200,000 copies in circulation, the Teaching Reading Sourcebook continues to be an indispensable guide to evidence-based, comprehensive reading instruction for elementary teachers, middle and high-school teachers, pre-service teachers, college professors and students, providers of professional development, school or district administrators, literacy coaches, and new teachers. Combining the best features of an academic text and a practical hands-on teachers guide, the Sourcebook explicitly covers all essential components of effective reading instruction: phonological awareness, phonics/decoding, reading fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. It also contains a new section on reading instruction within the MTSS framework.

The Sourcebook is user-friendly. Its organization and design reflect the elements of explicit instruction (what? why? when? how?). Each chapter includes a graphic, easy-to-understand explanation of the subject matter (what?), a concise summary of evidence-based research with a list of suggested readings (why?), suggested instructional timelines, assessments, and interventions (when?), and explicit, step-by-step lesson models that bridge the gap between research and practice (how?).


  • Coverage of all essential components of reading instruction as recommended by the National Reading Panel: phonological awareness, phonics/decoding, reading fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
  • The Common Core State Standards are specifically referenced throughout.
  • Easy-to-follow informational text structure; chapters are clearly organized what? why? when? and how?
  • To make them easy to implement, sample lesson models for evidence-based strategies, practices, and activities are formatted as direct and explicit instruction with step-by-step instructions and explicit what to say scripts.
  • Sample lesson models include features such as teacher modeling, support for English-language learners, suggestions for corrective feedback, and informal assessment questions with benchmarks.
  • Throughout the Sourcebook, helpful graphics, definitions, and simple charts and tables make the subject matter immediately understandable.
  • The Resources section provides reproducible sample texts, activity masters, and teaching charts designed to be used in conjunction with sample lesson models.
  • Suggestions for teaching English-language learners appear throughout book
  • Suggested Online Sources appear throughout the book
  • Connect to Theory interactive activities for the reader provide opportunities to review and interpret content
  • Easy-to-understand overview of reading instruction within MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support) that covering four 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

    The Third Edition includes:
  • New MTSS for Reading Success
  • New Common Profiles of Reading Difficulties
  • Updated suggested reading materials
  • Updated statistics on English-language learners
  • Updated Oral Reading Fluency Norms

    About the Teaching Reading Sourcebook
    About the Common Core State Standards and the Teaching Reading Sourcebook
    Correlation: Sourcebook Sample Lesson Models to the Common Core State Standards

    The Big Picture

    Section I: WordStructure
    Chapter 1: Structure of English
    Chapter 2: Structure of Spanish

    Section II: Early Literacy
    Section Introduction
    Chapter 3: Print Awareness
    Chapter 4: Letter Knowledge
    Chapter 5: Phonological Awareness

    Section III: Decoding and Word Recognition
    Section Introduction
    Chapter 6: Phonics
    Chapter 7: Irregular Word Reading
    Chapter 8: Multisyllabic Word Reading

    Section IV: Reading Fluency
    Section Introduction
    Chapter 9: Fluency Assessment
    Chapter 10: Fluency Instruction

    Section V: Vocabulary
    Section Introduction
    Chapter 11: Specific Word Instruction
    Chapter 12: Word-Learning Strategies
    Chapter 13: Word Consciousness

    Section VI: Comprehension
    Section Introduction
    Chapter 14: Literary Text
    Chapter 15: Informational Text

    MTSS for Reading Success

    Sample Texts
    Activity Masters
    Teaching Charts

    The Consortium On Reaching Excellence in Education (CORE) works collaboratively with schools and districts to implement comprehensive, research-based literacy training programs. Call 1-888-249-6155 for information about CORE training.

  • New Edition

    3rd Edition Sampler

    Reviews & Comments:

    “If you’re going to buy just one sourcebook for teaching reading, this must be the one!”“We can’t imagine a literacy coach, reading supervisor,school or Department of Education that would not wantto keep a copy of this comprehensive gem handy.”"We don't just need teachers, we need reading experts. The Sourcebook and Multiple Measures help us become experts who can teach to the standards no matter the curriculum and know exactly what students need to learn to be successful readers." ~Adria David, Instructional Coach, Vallivue School District, ID

    "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



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    8 1/2x11, perfect bound softcover, 848 pp.


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