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Reading for Teachers

This is a work in progress. If you have a question about a resource or would like me to consider making an addition to this list, please e-mail me to ask! If I am unfamiliar with a recommendation, I am likely to ask you to send me a sample to peruse. Please do not send unsolicited materials unless you do not want them returned.

Dyslexia & The Brain - Research & Background Information:

McCardle, Peggy & Vinita Chhabra. The Voice of Evidence in Reading Research. www.amazon.com

Moats, Louisa Cook & Karen E. Dakin. Basic Facts About Dyslexia. www.interdys.org

Shaywitz, Sally. Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level. www.amazon.com

Teaching Manuals & General Resources:

Gillingham, Anna and Bessie W. Stillman. Remedial Training for Children with Specific Disability in Reading, Spelling and Penmanship. www.epsbooks.com

Pincus, Arlene R. H., Editor. Tips From The Experts: A Compendium of Advice on Literacy Instruction from Educators and Researchers. www.interdys.org

Van Cleave, William. Everything You Want To Know & Exactly Where To Find It: A Reference Guide for Teachers of Orton-Gillingham & Other Multisensory Approaches. http://wvced.com

Van Cleave, William. Writing Matters: Developing Sentence Skills in Students of All Ages. http://wvced.com

Whitehead, Dorothy Blosser. Unlocking the Power of Print. http://wvced.com

Reading Readiness and Phonemic & Phonological Awareness:

Catts, Hugh & Tina Olsen. Sounds Abound: Listening, Rhyming, and Reading. www.linguisystems.com

Donah, Sandra. Improving Morphemic Awareness Skills in Struggling Readers of All Ages. http://wvced.com

Edwards, Ann & Karen Goldberg. BumpyBooks. http://wvced.com

Torgesen, Joseph K. & Bryan R. Bryant. Phonological Awareness Training for Reading. www.proedinc.com

The Motor Component (Manuscript & Cursive Writing):

Gillingham, Anna and Bessie W. Stillman. Chapter 9. Remedial Training for Children with Specific Disability in Reading, Spelling and Penmanship. www.epsbooks.com

Handwriting Doesn’t Have to be a Lost ArtMontessori Life. Fall 01.

King, Diana H. Chapter 9. Writing Skills - TeacherManual. www.epsbooks.com

Sheffield, Betty. Handwriting: A Neglected Cornerstone of Literacy Annals of Dyslexia. Vol. 46, 96.

Decoding & Spelling:

Henry, Marcia. Unlocking Literacy: Effective Decoding & Spelling Instruction. www.amazon.com

Moats, Louisa Cook. How Spelling Supports Reading: And Why It Is More Regular Than You May Think. American Educator. Winter 2005/06.

Van Cleave, William. Everything You Want To Know & Exactly Where To Find It: A Reference Guide for Teachers of Orton-Gillingham & Other Multisensory Approaches. http://wvced.com

Advanced Word Structure & History of the English Language:

Carreker, Suzanne. Word Detective: Discovering The History of The English Language. www.neuhaus.org

Fifer, Norma & Nancy Flowers. Vocabulary From Classical Roots, Books A-D. www.epsbooks.com

Follis, Margaret. Prefixes, Roots, Suffixes. e-mail: mfollis@telus.net

Kemmer, Suzanne. Words In English (website) www.ruf.rice.edu/~kemmer/Words04

King, Diana Hanbury. English Isn’t Crazy! The Elements Of Our Language And How To Teach Them. www.proedinc.com

Moats, Louisa C. How Spelling Supports Reading: And Why It Is More Regular and Predictable Than You May Think. American Educator. Winter 2005/06.

Morgan, Kenneth B. Dynamic Roots - Language Training Program. www.wvced.com

Van Cleave, William. Everything You Want To Know & Exactly Where To Find It: A Reference Guide for Teachers of Orton-Gillingham & Other Multisensory Approaches. http://wvced.com

Yoshimoto, Ron. Advanced Language Structures. (CD of word origin lists and worksheets exploring cognitive side of Orton-Gillingham). e-mail: ronaldy@hawaii.rr.com

Yoshimoto, Ronald. Phonemes, Phonetics, and Phonograms. e-mail: ronaldy@hawaii.rr.com

Written Expression (Grammar & Composition):

Anderson, Jeff. Mechanically Inclined: Building Grammar, Usage, and Style into Writer’s Workshop. Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers, 2005.

Coker, David. “Writing Instruction for Young Children: Methods Targeting the Multiple Demands That Writers Face.” Best Practices in Writing Instruction. New York, NY: The Guilford Press, 2007.

Fearn, Leif & Nancy Farnan. “When Is a Verb? Using Functional Grammar to Teach Writing.” Journal of Basic Writing, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2007.

Fearn, Leif & Nancy Farnan. “The Influence of Professional Development on Young Writers’ Writing Performance.” Action in Teacher Education, Vol. 29, No. 2. 17-28. 2007.

Graham, Steve, Charles A. MacArthur, and Jill Fitzgerald, Eds. Best Practices in Writing Instruction. New York, NY: The Guilford Press, 2007.

Graham, Steve & Dolores Perin. Writing Next: Effective Strategies to Improve Writing of Adolescents in Middle and High Schools. www.all4ed.org

Graham, Steve & Karen R. Harris. Writing Better: Effective Strategies for Teaching Students With Learning Difficulties. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 2005.

King, Diana H. Writing Skills - Teacher’s Manual. www.epsbooks.com

MacArthur, Charles A., Steve Graham, & Jill Fitzgerald. Handbook of Writing Research. New York, NY: The Guilford Press, 2006.

Mather, Nancy, Barbara J. Wendling, and Rhia Roberts. Writing Assessment and Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2009.

National Council of Teachers of English. Writing Now: A Policy Research Brief. 2008.

National Writing Project & Carl Nagin. Because Writing Matters: Improving Student Writing in Our Schools. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2006.

Kolln, Martha and Robert Funk. Understanding English Grammar, 7th Ed. New York, NY: Pearson Education, 2006.

Pick, Anthony C. Discourse and Function: A Framework of Sentence Structure. 2009.

Schlagel, Bob. “Best Practices in Spelling and Handwriting.” Best Practices in Writing Instruction. Eds. Charles A. MacArthur, Steve Graham, and Jill Fitzgerald. New York, NY: The Guilford Press, 2007.

Schleppegrell, Mary J. and Ann L. Go. “Analyzing the Writing of English Learners: A Functional Approach.” Language Arts, Vol. 84, No. 6. 529-538. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, July 2007.

Schleppegrell, Mary J. “Grammar as Resource: Writing a Description.” Research in the Teaching of English, Vol. 32, No. 2. 182-211. May 1998.

Schleppegrell, Mary J. “Subordination and Linguistic Complexity.” Discourse Processes, Vol. 15, No. 1. 117-31. Jan-Mar 1992.

Smith, Michael W., Julie Cheville, and George Hillocks, Jr. “‘I Guess I’d Better Watch My English’: Grammars and the Teaching of the English Language.” Handbook of Writing Research. Eds. Charles A. MacArthur, Steve Graham, and Jill Fitzgerald. The Guildford Press: New York, NY, 2006.

Strong, William. Sentence Combining: A Composing Book. New York, NY: Random House, 1973.

Strong, William. Sentence Combining and Paragraph Building. New York, NY: Random House, Inc., 1981.

Weaver, Constance. Grammar to Enrich and Enhance Writing. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2008.

Torrance, Mark and David Galbraith. “The Processing Demands of Writing.” Handbook of Writing Research. Eds. Charles A. MacArthur, Steve Graham, and Jill Fitzgerald. The Guildford Press: New York, NY, 2006.

Troia, Gary A. “Writing Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities.” Handbook of Writing Research. Eds. Charles A. MacArthur, Steve Graham, and Jill Fitzgerald. New York, NY: The Guilford Press, 2006.

Van Cleave, William. Writing Matters: Developing Sentence Skills in Students of All Ages. http://wvced.com

Word List Resources:

Anderson, C. Wilson. VAK, Books 1-3. www.etc-ne.com

Anderson, C. Wilson. VAK-Tasks For Vocabulary And Spelling. www.etc-ne.com

Bowen, Carolyn C. Angling For Words-Study Book. www.academictherapy.com

Fry, Edward B. & Jacqueline E. Kress The Reading TeacherBook of Lists, 5th Edition. www.amazon.com

Hoare, Robert. morewords.com (word list generating website).

Slingerland, Beth H. Phonetic Word Lists for ChildrenUse. www.epsbooks.com

Slingerland, Beth H. & Carol Murray. TeacherWord Lists for Reference. www.epsbooks.com

Van Cleave, William. Everything You Want To Know & Exactly Where To Find It: A Reference Guide for Teachers of Orton-Gillingham & Other Multisensory Approaches. http://wvced.com

Workbooks:

Bowen, Carolyn C. Angling For Words-Workbook. www.academictherapy.com

Carlson, Gwelda J. Reading Skills PLUS. http://wvced.com

Hall, Nancy & Rena Price. Explode The Code, Books 1-8. www.epsbooks.com

Hall, Nancy. Get Ready For The Code, Books A-C. www.epsbooks.com

Hall, Nancy. Spellwell, Books A-DD. www.epsbooks.com

Johnson, Kristen & Polly Bayrd. Megawords, Books 1-8. www.epsbooks.com

King, Diana H. Cursive Writing Skills - Right Handed Edition. www.epsbooks.com

King, Diana H. Cursive Writing Skills - Left Handed Edition. www.epsbooks.com

King, Diana H. Keyboarding Skills. www.epsbooks.com

King, Diana H. Writing Skills, Books A-3. www.epsbooks.com

Makar, Barbara W. Primary Phonics, Books 1-6. www.epsbooks.com

Montgomery, Dorothy B. & Linda M. Gipson. Basic Angling-Practice Book. www.academictherapy.com

Rak, Elsie T. Spell of Words. www.epsbooks.com

Rak, Elsie T. Spellbound. www.epsbooks.com

Rudginsky, Laura Toby & Elizabeth C. Haskell. How To Spell, Books 1-4. www.epsbooks.com

Steere, Amey, Caroline Z. Peck, Linda Kahn. Solving Language Difficulties. www.epsbooks.com

Multisensory Manipulatives & Games:

Elterbarry Press: Fun Tools for Effective Learning. www.elterbarry.com

Moose Materials. Janet Jones. www.moosematerials.com

W.V.C.ED Materials. William Van Cleave. http://wvced.com