What does research tell us about how teachers can most effectively help young students learn to read? In Research-Based Methods of Reading Instruction, Grades K-3, Sharon Vaughn and Sylvia Linan-Thompson explore the research on reading, providing a comprehensive overview of the five core instructional areas and how each affects student achievement:

* Phonemic awareness
* Phonics and Word Study
* Fluency
* Vocabulary
* Comprehension

The authors include dozens of reading activities and lesson plans that teachers can use immediately, all of which have worked in actual classrooms and are grounded in solid research. A glossary and annotated resource lists will help you better understand key reading concepts and find reliable resources, including relevant Web sites.

Whether your students have special needs or show no apparent learning difficulties, this book will expand your repertoire of teaching strategies and help you put students on the road to literacy.

Sharon Vaughn is the director and H.E. Hartfelder/Southland Corporation regent’s chair of the University of Texas Center for Reading and Language Arts in Austin.

Sylvia Linan-Thompson is an assistant professor in special education at the University of Texas at Austin.

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January 10th, 2018

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  • C. Flores says:

    Excellent Resource! This is a simple, yet concise way to teach reading. I agree with one of the previous reviews in that experienced teachers might not need this book, but it’s an invaluable resource for preservice and novice teachers. The authors explain the five components of reading instruction: phonemic awareness, phonics/word study, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension, and offer several good mini-lesson ideas for each of them. Chapters are an easy-read (about 18 pages each). The font size isn’t small like…

  • Amazon Customer says:

    Love it!

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