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Teaching Reading Sourcebook - 3rd Edition

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

The Teaching Reading Sourcebook, Third Edition, is a top-rated, indispensable guide to evidence-based, comprehensive reading instruction. Combining the best features of an academic text and a practical, hands-on teacher’s guide, the Sourcebook explicitly covers all essential components of effective reading instruction as recommended by the National Reading Panel (2000): phonological awareness, phonics/decoding, reading fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. The Third Edition has a completely new section on reading instruction within the MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support) framework: “MTSS for Reading Success.” 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?).


  • Appropriate for elementary teachers, middle- and high-school teachers, school or district administrators, pre-service teachers, college instructors, providers of professional development, literacy coaches
  • An easy-to-understand overview of reading instruction within MTSS covers the basic components: multi-tiered levels of prevention and support, evidence-based programs with high-quality instruction, ongoing assessment, and data-based decision making and problem solving.
  • Content closely correlates with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, especially Foundational Skills (K–5).
  • Sample Lesson Models (how?) provide direct and explicit instruction for evidence-based strategies, practices, and activities.
  • Helpful graphics, definitions, and simple charts and tables make the subject matter immediately understandable.
  • Connect to Theory interactive activities for the reader provide opportunities to review and interpret content.
  • 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.

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: Word Structure
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

Connect to Theory Answer Key



Subject Index
Chart and Table Index
Sample Lesson Model Index
ELL Index

(CORE) Consortium On Reaching Excellence in Education


3rd Edition Sampler

Learning Objectives and
Key Vocabulary

If you are a College Instructor you may request an Exam Copy

Reviews & Comments:

The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) analyzed 725 textbooks used in college reading courses to determine if they covered the science of reading. Results of their analysis, published in 2020 Teacher Prep Review: Program Performance in Early Reading Instruction, indicate that the Teaching Reading Sourcebook was one of the 10 textbooks (out of 725) found to comprehensively and rigorously cover the scientific basis and instructional elements of the five essential components of effective reading instruction: phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
NCTQ Report



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