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Teaching Reading
A Playbook for Developing Skilled Readers Through Word Recognition and Language Comprehension

September 2022 | 312 pages | Corwin

The comprehensive guide you can trust for evidence-based reading practices

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.

Teaching Reading:  A Playbook for Developing Skilled Readers through Word Recognition and Language Comprehension is destined to become a “stock and trade” for teachers in preparation and practicing teachers who want an updated, easy-to-read, and practical guide for assessing and teaching reading.  The modules are predictably organized with practical classroom applications aplenty!  The style and tone are accessible for classroom practitioners while communicating the best and most applicable current research evidence available.  I would say this new “playbook” is just the right mix of tactics, strategy, and content to deliver a winning gameplan for teaching reading to all students.”

D. Ray Reutzel, Ph.D, Senior Research Fellow
Center for the School of the Future

“In their inimitable way Fisher, Frey, and Lapp have organized a great deal of practical, evidence-based information into a readable, accessible book! It will become a veritable “go-to” resource with its comprehensive information.”

Heidi Anne Mesmer, Ph. D, Professor
Reading Education

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