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Teaching Reading [Higher-Ed Version]
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Teaching Reading [Higher-Ed Version]
A Playbook for Developing Skilled Readers Through Word Recognition and Language Comprehension



304 pages | Corwin

Teaching Reading is the comprehensive guide you can trust for evidence-based reading practices.

This edition provides free access to teaching ancillaries including lesson launchers, facilitator's notes, discussion board prompts, test banks, storyboards, and embedded tasks and assignments.

It's settled science: developing skilled readers can enhance students’ lives. That’s why renowned educators Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Diane Lapp wrote this resource with the urgency of a code blue in an ER—because too many children, for many reasons, struggle with learning to become strong readers.

Designed to be a one-stop shop for best practices, Teaching Reading is concise, encyclopedic, and essential. Thirteen interactive modules provide easy to read ideas to support you teaching every child to read very well. You will learn how to:

  • Focus on two critical aspects of reading—word recognition and language comprehension.
  • Select the best activities to support students in grades K-6 to learn letters and sound relationships.
  • Provide developing readers with the most effective oral, written, and reading experiences.
  • Recharge your confidence and craft with uplifting new research findings from neuroscience, cognitive science, and child development.
  • Clear up confusions about phonics progressions, reading fluency, morphology, text selection, grammar, and more.
  • Develop background knowledge, vocabulary, and comprehension instruction.
  • Be up to date on how to help students attain deeper levels of comprehension by applying Theory of Mind and other cutting-edge ideas.

Reading is a thrilling but complex process. It involves a heady mix of skills, schema, self-concept, and social dimensions. To give all students the chance to reap its rewards, we need a go-big kind of resource. This is it.

Douglas Fisher

Douglas Fisher is professor and chair of educational leadership at San Diego State University and a leader at Health Sciences High and Middle College. Previously, Doug was an early intervention teacher and elementary school educator.  He is a credentialed teacher and leader in California.  In 2022, he was inducted into the Reading Hall of Fame by the Literacy Research Association. He has published widely on literacy, quality instruction, and assessment, as well as books such as Welcome to Teaching, PLC+, Teaching Students to Drive their Learning, and Student Assessment: Better Evidence, Better Decisions, Better Learning. More About Author

Nancy Frey

Nancy Frey is professor of educational leadership at San Diego State University and a leader at Health Sciences High and Middle College. Previously, Nancy was a teacher, academic coach, and central office resource coordinator in Florida.  She is a credentialed special educator, reading specialist, and administrator in California.  She is a member of the International Literacy Association’s Literacy Research Panel. She has published widely on literacy, quality instruction, and assessment, as well as books such as The Artificial Intelligences Playbook, How Scaffolding Works, How Teams Work, and The Vocabulary Playbook. More About Author

Diane K. Lapp

Diane Lapp, EdD, is a distinguished professor of education at San Diego State University where her work continues to be applied to schools. She is also an instructional coach and teacher at Health Sciences High & Middle College. Throughout her career, Diane has taught in elementary, middle, and high schools. Her major areas of research and instruction regard issues related to the planning and assessment of very intentional literacy instruction and learning. A member of both the California and the International Reading Halls of Fame, Diane has authored, coauthored, and edited numerous articles, columns, texts, handbooks and children’s... More About Author

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