Ms. Leiker with young readers.

Laurie models instruction in a class of kindergarten students using descriptive prompts to create more elaborate and precise language about an ocean animal.

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Florida Center for Reading Research
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Reading A to Z (subscription required)
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Comprehension Resources

Block, C.C., Rodgers, L.L. & Johnson, R.B. (2004).  Comprehension process instruction. New York, New York. Guilford Press.

Harvey, S. & Goudvis, A. (2005). The comprehension toolkit: Language and literacy lessons for active literacy. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Harvey, S. & Goudvis, A. (2008). The primary comprehension toolkit: Language and literacy lessons for active literacy. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Harvey, S. & Goudvis, A. (2007). Strategies that work: Teaching comprehension for understanding and engagement (2nd ed.). Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Hoyt, L. (1999). Revisit, reflect, retell: Strategies for improving reading comprehension. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Keene, E.O. (2008). To Understand. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Keene, E.O. & Zimmerman, S. (1997). Mosaic of thought. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Keene, E.O. & Zimmerman, S. (2007). Mosaic of thought.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

McGregor, T. (2007). Comprehension connections. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Miller, D. (2002). Reading with meaning: Teaching comprehension in the primary grades. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

Oczkus, L. (2004). Super 6 comprehension strategies. Norwood, MA. Christopher-Gordon.

Raphael, T.E., Highfield, K. Au, K.H. (2006). QAR now. New York, NY: Scholastic.

Zimmerman, S. & Hutchins, C. (2003). 7 Keys to comprehension: How to help your kids read it and get IT! Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

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Fluency Resources

Bauer, C.F. (1987). Readers theater: Plays and poems to read aloud. New York, NY: H.W. Wilson.

Blevins, W. (2001). Building fluency: Lessons and strategies for reading success. New York, NY: Scholastic.

Hill, S. (1990). Readers theatre: Performing the text. Armadale, Victoria, Australia: Eleanor Curtain.

Hoberman, M.A. (2004). You read to me, I'll read to you: Very short fairy tales to read together. New York, NY: Little, Brown.

Rasinski, T. (2003). The fluent reader: Oral reading strategies for building word recognition, fluency, and comprehension. New York, NY: Scholastic.

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Language Resources

Evans, J. (2004). Oral language: A developmental continuum. Boston, MA: STEPS Professional Development.

Hart, B., & Risley, T.R. (1995). Meaningful differences in the everyday experience of young American children. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes.

Kagan, S. (1998). Cooperative learning smart card. San Clemente, CA: Resources for Teachers. www.KaganOnline.com.

Raphael, T., Pardo, L., Highfield, K., & McMahon, S. (1997). Book club: A literature-based curriculum. Littleton, MA: Small Planet Communications, Inc.

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Phonological and Phonemic Awareness Resources

Fitzpatrick, J. (1997). Phonemic awareness: Playing with sounds to strengthen reading skills. Cypress, CA: Creative Teaching Press.

Opitz, M.F. (2000). Rhymes & reasons: Literature and language play for phonological awareness. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Yopp, H.K., & Yopp, R.H. (2000). Supporting phonemic awareness development in the classroom. The Reading Teacher, 54(2), 130–143.

Zgonc, Y. (2000). Sounds in action: Phonological awareness activities and assessments. Peterborough, NH: Crystal Springs Books.

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Phonics Resources

Bear, D.R., Invernezzi, M., Templeton, S., & Johnston, F. (2004). Words their way: Word study for phonics, vocabulary, and spelling instruction (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Blevins, W. (1998). Phonics from A to Z. New York, NY: Scholastic.

Brown, S. (2001). All sorts of sorts 1. San Diego, CA: Teaching Resource Center.

Hasbrouck, J. (2006). Quick Phonics Screener. St. Paul, MN: Read Naturally.

Neuhaus Education Center. (1997). Reading readiness. Bellaire, TX: Author.

Stone, J. (2002). Animated literacy. La Mesa, CA: J. Stone Creations.

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Vocabulary Resources

Allen, J. (1999). Words, words, words. Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers.

Beck, I.L., McKeown, M.G., & Kucan, L. (2002). Bringing words to life: Robust vocabulary instruction. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.

Beck, I.L., McKeown, M.G., & Kucan, L. (2002). Bringing words to life: Robust vocabulary instruction. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.

Blachowics, C.L.Z., & Fisher, P. (2010). Teaching vocabulary in all classrooms. 4th ed. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.