Skip to main content
University of Southern MaineLibraries

EDU 565: Teaching Reading K-8: Background Reading

Use this guide to help find resources to complete assignments.

Professional Resource Books

Adams, M. (1998). Beginning to read:  Thinking and learning about print. Cambridge:  MIT Press.

Allen, J. (1999). Words, words, words: Teaching vocabulary in grades 4-12.  Portland, ME:  Stenhouse.

Allen, J. (2000). Yellow brick roads:  Shared and guided paths to independent reading 4-12.  Portland, ME:  Stenhouse. 

Allen, J. (2007). Inside words:  Tools for teaching academic vocabulary grades 4-12. Portland, ME:  Stenhouse. 

Allington, R. & Walmsley, S. (Eds.). (2007). No quick fix:  Rethinking literacy programs in America's elementary schools.  Newark, DE:  

     IRA and New York:  Teacher's College Press.

Allington, R. (2015).  What really matters for middle school readers. Boston, MA:  Pearson.

Atwell, N. (1988). In the middle. Portsmouth, NH:  Heinemann.

Atwell, N. (2007). The reading zone. New York, NY:  Scholastic.

Avery, C. (1993). With a light touch. Portsmouth, NH:  Heinemann.

Bean, R. M. (2004). The reading specialist:  Leadership for the classroom, school, and community.  New York, NY:  Guilford Press. 

Boushey, G. & Moser, J. (2014). The daily five:  Fostering literacy in the elementary grades. Portland, ME:  Stenhouse. 

Boushey, G. & Moser, J. (2009). The cafe book: Engaging all students in daily literacy and assessment. Portland, ME:  Stenhouse. 

Brozo,W. (2002).  To be a boy, to be a reader.  Newark, DE:  IRA.

Coles, G. (2003).  Misreading reading:  The bad science that hurts children. Portsmouth, NH:  Heinemann.

Culham, R. (2014). The writing thief:  Using mentor texts to teach the craft of writing. Newark, DE:  IRA.

Cunningham, P. (2002).  Classrooms that work:  They can all read and write. New York, NY:  Longman. 

Daniels, H. (1994). Literature circles:  Voice and choice in the student-centered classroom.  York, ME  Stenhouse.

Daniels, H. & Zemmelman, S. (2004). Subjects matter. Portsmouth, NH:  Heninmann.   

Fountas, I. & Pinnell, G. S. (1996). Guided reading. Portsmouth, NH:  Heinemann.

Freeman, Y. & Freeman, D. E. (1992). Whole language for second language teachers. Portsmouth, NH:  Heinemann.

Gallagher, K. (2003). Reading reasons:  Motivational mini-lessons for middle and high school. Portland, ME:  Stenhouse. 

Garan, E. (2003). Resisting reading mandates: How to triumph with the truth.  Portsmouth, NH:  Heinemann.

Harvey, S. & Goudvis, A. (2009). Strategies that work: Teaching comprehension for understanding and engagement. Portland, ME:


Hindley, J. (1996). In the company of children. York, ME:  Stenhouse. 

Holdaway, D. (1979). Foundations of literacy.  Portsmouth, NH:  Heinemann.

Keene, E. O. & Zimmerman, S. (2007). Mosaic of thought:  The power of comprehension strategy instruction. Portsmouth, NH:  


Keene, E. O. (2008). To understand: New horizons in reading comprehension. Portsmouth, NH:  Heinemann.

Kittle, P. (2008). Write beside them: Risk, voice, and clarity in high school writing. Portsmouth, NH:  Heinemann.

Miller, D. (2012). Reading with meaning: Teaching comprehension in the primary grades. Portland, ME:  Stenhouse.

Moore, P. & Lyon, A. (2005). New essentials for teaching reading in PreK-2. New York, NY:  Scholastic.

Morrow, L. (2001). Literacy development in the early years:  Helping children read and write. Boston, MA:  Pearson.

Opitz, M. & Rasinski, T. (2008). Good-bye round robin:  25 effective oral reading strategies. Portsmouth, NH:  Heinemann.

Robb, L. (2003). Teaching reading in social studies, science, and math:  Practical ways to weave comprehension strategies into your 

     content area teaching. New York, NY:  Scholastic. 

Routman, R. (2002). Reading essentials:  The specifics you need to teach reading well. Portsmouth, NH:  Heinemann.

Routman, R. (2004). Writing essentials:  Raising expectations and results while simplifying teaching. Portsmouth, NH:  Heinemann.

Sibberson, F. & Szymusiak, K. (2001). Beyond leveled books:  Supporting transitional readers in grades 2-5. Portland, ME: 


Sibberson, F. & Szymusiak, K. (2003). Still learning to read:  Teaching students in grades 3-6.  Portland, ME:  Stenhouse. 

Taberski, S. (2000). On solid ground:  Strategies for teaching reading K-3.  Portsmouth, NH:  Heinemann.

Tovani, C. (2000). I read it, but I don't get it:  Comprehension strategies for adolescent readers. Portland, ME:  Stenhouse. 

Young, T. A. (2004). Happily ever after: Sharing folk literature with elementary and middle school students. Newark, DE:  IRA.

Zemelman, S., Daniels, H. & Hyde, A. (2005). Best practice: Today's standards for teaching and learning in America's schools.

Portsmouth, NH:  Heinemann. 

Links to Educational Encyclopedias