Click the flag
Meet our special
U.S. Publishers

U.S. Publishers
Differentiated Literacy Instruction for Struggling and Reluctant Readers

Back to Classroom Literacy Booklists

Featured Books in this Category / Main Booklist

Featured Books

Autism and Reading Comprehension: Ready-to-Use Lesson Plans for Teachers. Joseph Porter, $40.95

Autism and Reading Comprehension contains 90 hours of animal-themed, whole-group instruction. The book provides a detailed description of what the lessons will look and feel like in the classroom, complete with valuable, first-hand advice. In the back, you’ll find an appendix with numerous suggestions for complementary activities, so you can supplement on the “off” days with art projects, music, books, and videos.  The predictable format, repetition, and routine of these lessons will create a relaxed learning environment; while the variations in the topics will hold students’ attention and help them to generalize the reading skills they need to succeed. A companion CD contains all of the worksheets, lesson plans, visual tools, and assessment forms.

Becoming a Great Teacher of Reading: Achieving High Rapid Reading Gains with Powerful, Differentiated Strategies. Marie Carbo, $51.95

Literacy expert Marie Carbo pairs identifying each learner's unique reading style with a wide range of differentiated strategies to help all learners experience greater reading success. Using these research-based methods, both novice and experienced teachers can increase reading achievement with all learners, including those who are at-risk, older, or have special needs, as well as English Language Learners. This teacher-friendly resource includes recommendations for:

  • Closing the academic gap by focusing on learning strengths
  • Increasing readers' confidence and creativity
  • Accommodating students with special needs
  • Using reading labs with older students

A powerful tool for nurturing a love of reading, Becoming a Great Teacher of Reading not only strengthens students' reading comprehension and increases their reading motivation and enjoyment, but also helps ensure their continuing academic success.


The Big Book of Differentiated Reading Response Activities, Grades 2-3. Rhonda Graff, $18.99

75 engaging, tiered reproducibles to help you find the just-right activity for every reader.

Back to top

Book Buddies: a Tutoring Framework for Struggling Readers, 2nd Edition. Francine Johnston, et al, $42.50 Grades K-3

This popular, practical resource provides guidelines for setting up a successful tutorial program in grades K-3 and presents a field-tested lesson format for individualized instruction. Clear explanations and examples demonstrate how to use the book's wealth of activities and exercises to assess students and build specific reading, writing, and spelling skills. Also included are a 70-minute DVD depicting sample sessions with a beginning reader and a late beginning reader, a helpful glossary, a resource list, and more than two dozen reproducible tutoring tools.


Brain, Behavior and Learning in Language and Reading Disorders. Maria Mody & Elaine Silliman, $55.50

Grounded in cutting-edge research on brain/behavior relationships, this book explores how language and reading disorders develop, and presents exciting new approaches to examining and treating them. Experts from multiple disciplines investigate how children's learning trajectories in spoken and written language are shaped by the dynamic interplay of neurobiological, experiential, and behavioral processes. The volume includes innovative neuro-imaging applications and other techniques that help shed new light on childhood disorders such as dyslexia, language impairment, writing disabilities, and autism. Implications for evidence-based diagnosis, intervention, and instruction are discussed.


Bringing The Outside In: Visual Ways To Engage Reluctant Readers. Sara B. Kajder, $27.95

The reading that we value in school is becoming further and further distanced from the literacy students experience in their outside lives. Keying in on the visual aspects of literacy, and building upon students' growing interest in using words and images from their lives to read and write for authentic reasons and authentic audiences — integrating such strategies as digital storytelling, visual think-alouds, visual literature circles, and others into English class — this book redefines what it means to be literate in today's world. By adding visual components to class activities and projects integrating tools ranging from pencils and paper to “weblogs” and “wikis”, even reluctant students can become engaged and see themselves as readers and writers for the first time.

Back to top

Catching Readers Before They Fall: Supporting Readers Who Struggle, K-4.  Pat Johnson & Katie Keier, $31.95

Essential reading for anyone and everyone who works with struggling readers, this book contains a wealth of strategies, resources, and teaching ideas. From word-solving and prompting methods, to modeling and teaching strategies, to practical answers for parents, Catching Readers provides a picture of what it both looks and sounds like to help a child who struggles.


Challenging the Gifted Child: an Open Approach to Working with Advanced Young Readers. Margaret Stevens, $22.95

Gifted children are quick on the uptake, can be frustrated by repetition and easily become impatient when unchallenged. Challenging the Gifted Child outlines a tried and tested approach for encouraging able children to focus their active minds in a productive way and discover the joy and value of reading. The book encourages the development of independent learning skills and will help parents and educators to create a personalized reading programme for a gifted child at home or small groups of children in school.

Back to top

A Classroom Teacher’s Guide to Struggling Readers. Curt Dudley-Marling & Patricia Paugh, $24.00

Curt Dudley-Marling and Patricia Paugh provide quick, effective answers as they draw a roadmap that leads you away from a deficit-based approach toward child-centered practices that give you the time and space to meet every student’s needs. A Classroom Teacher's Guide to Struggling Readers is a humane approach that values all children equally and builds on successes, so that our most challenged readers get all the attention they need—and deserve.


Classrooms That Work: They Can All Read and Write, 6th Edition. Patricia Cunningham & Richard Allington, $65.75

Practical help for providing balanced, comprehensive literacy instruction for all students, particularly those from culturally diverse backgrounds and those who are struggling with reading and writing.

This popular resource provides comprehensive, balanced, practical literacy instruction for all students in today’s increasingly diverse classrooms, especially students from culturally diverse backgrounds and those struggling with reading and writing. Classrooms That Work helps educators meet the challenges by presenting lesson frameworks for providing reading and language arts instruction that helps all children achieve their highest literacy levels. In a clear, friendly writing style, the authors emphasize the importance of promoting the integration of phonics and literature-based process writing and reading instruction to enhance all students’ learning and reading skills.


Developing Language and Literacy: Effective Intervention in the Early Years. Julia Carroll, Claudine Bowyer-Crane, Fiona Duff, Charles Hulme & Margaret Snowling, $59.95

Developing Language and Literacy describes successful intervention programmes to improve the phonological skills, vocabulary, and grammar of young children at risk of reading difficulties.

  • Presents two structured intervention programmes to provide support for young children with language and literacy difficulties
  • Describes clearly how to improve the language and foundation literacy skills of young children in the classroom
  • Includes information about how to assess research, and how to monitor and design intervention strategies for use with individual children
  • Helps teachers to develop an understanding of the intervention and research process as a whole

Back to top

Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems. Darrell Morris, $29.50

In this highly informative text, Darrell Morris demonstrates how to conduct a comprehensive diagnostic assessment; interpret reading scores; and provide individualized instruction that takes each student's specific strengths and weaknesses into account. Case studies bring to life the book's one-to-one strategies for struggling beginning readers, older remedial readers (second- to sixth-grade reading levels), and those with severe reading disabilities. Helpful appendices feature ready-to-use assessment tools, book lists, and other reproducibles.


Differentiated Reading Instruction: Strategies for the Primary Grades. Sharon Walpole & Michael McKenna, $28.95 (Grades K to 3)

All teachers recognize the importance of matching literacy instruction to the ability level and needs of each child - but how can this crucial goal actually be accomplished? This indispensable book provides a research-based framework and flexible, highly practical strategies for making differentiated instruction work.


Differentiating Instruction with Menus for the Inclusive Classroom: Language Arts, Grades 3-5. Laurie Westphal, $30.95

This book offers teachers everything they need to create a student-centered learning environment based on choice. The book provides numerous types of leveled menus that lower and on-level elementary-aged students can use to demonstrate learning through a method of their choice. Menus with similar formats but geared towards varying ability levels allow teachers to differentiate easily. Using creative and challenging choices found in these menus, students will look forward to sharing their newfound knowledge throughout the year. Also included are specific guidelines for products, rubrics for assessing student products, and teacher introduction pages for each menu.

Back to top

Drawing a Blank: Improving Comprehension for Readers on the Autism Spectrum. Emily Iland, $45.95

Although they may be fluent readers — indeed, many have very precocious reading skills — individuals with autism spectrum disorders often need support for comprehension. Comprehension difficulties in readers with ASD can be subtle and difficult to tease out. As a result, their substantial level of risk for reading comprehension problems is often overlooked or unaddressed, and many students struggle in silence. This is where Drawing a Blank comes in. This practical and well-researched resource provides educational professionals and parents with the tools to improve comprehension for good decoders who have reading comprehension difficulties, as well as readers who struggle with both decoding and comprehension. In keeping with current standards, the book emphasizes the importance of using evidence-based and promising practices based on thorough assessment of students’ needs.


Early Intervention for Reading Difficulties: the Interactive Strategies Approach.  Donna Scanlon, Kimberly Anderson & Joan Sweeney, $30.50

This book presents a research-supported framework for early literacy instruction that aligns with multi-tiered response-to-intervention (RTI) models. The book focuses on giving teachers a better understanding of literacy development and how to effectively support children as they begin to read and write. Detailed guidance is provided on ways to target these goals with K-2 students at risk for reading difficulties. Assessment and instructional strategies for whole-class, small-group, and one-to-one settings are discussed in depth.


Effective Instruction for Middle School Students with Reading Difficulties: the Reading Teacher’s Sourcebook. Carolyn Denton, et al, $53.50 (grades 6-8)

Resolve older students’ reading difficulties and increase their chances for success with these evidence-based strategies, and foundational knowledge for middle school reading and language arts teachers.

Back to top

Effective Instruction for Struggling Readers, K to 6. Barbara Taylor, $31.95

Featuring today’s most respected leaders in the field of reading interventions, this book examines what we have learned from the research to help struggling readers in grades K–6. Focusing on strategies that have been proven effective, the authors will help educators meet the demands placed on them to ensure that all students are making good progress toward becoming competent readers. Each chapter begins with a set of framing questions and ends with suggestions for action to foster discussion and help teachers translate research-based ideas into practice—perfect for teacher education courses and professional development workshops.


Empowering Struggling Readers: Practices for the Middle Grades. Leigh Hall, Leslie Burns & Elizabeth Carr Edwards, $38.95

This book provides classroom-tested methods for engaging struggling middle grade readers — even those who appear to have given up — and fostering their success. The emphasis is on constructing respectful, encouraging learning environments that incorporate students' diverse literacies, cultural interests, and prior knowledge and skills into instruction. Chapters outline effective, innovative strategies for instruction and assessment in comprehension, vocabulary, text-based discussion, critical reading, and other core areas. Realistic classroom examples are included throughout, including applications of nontraditional texts.


The ESL/ELL Teacher's Book of Lists, 2nd Edition. Jacqueline Kress, $35.95

This unique teacher time-saver includes scores of helpful, practical lists that may be reproduced for classroom use or referred to in the development of instructional materials and lessons. The material contained in this book helps K-12 teachers reinforce and enhance the learning of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and writing skills in ESL students of all ability levels. For easy use and quick access, the lists are printed in a format that can be photocopied. A complete, thoroughly updated glossary at the end provides an indispensable guide to the specialized language of ESL instruction.

Back to top

Executive Skills and Reading Comprehension: a Guide for Educators. Kelly Cartwright, $42.95

How do K-12 students become self-regulated learners who actively deploy comprehension strategies to make meaning from texts? This cutting-edge guide is the first book to highlight the importance of executive skills for improving reading comprehension. Chapters review the research base for particular executive functions — such as planning, organization, cognitive flexibility, and impulse control — and present practical skills-building strategies for the classroom. Detailed examples show what each skill looks like in real readers, and sidebars draw explicit connections to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). 


Extra Practice for Struggling Readers: High-Frequency Words, Grades 3-6. Linda Ward Beech, $16.99

Motivating practice packets that help intermediate students master 240 essential words they need to know to succeed in reading and writing.

Extra Practice for Struggling Readers: Phonics, Grades 3-6. Linda Ward Beech, $16.99

Motivating practice packets that help intermediate students build essential decoding skills.

Extra Practice for Struggling Readers: Word Study, Grades 3-6. Linda Ward Beech, $16.99

Motivating practice packets that help intermediate students learn key prefixes, suffixes and root words.


Finding the Right Texts: What Works for Beginning and Struggling Readers. Edited by E. Hiebert & M. Sailors, $32.95

Finding the Right Texts meets an important need by reviewing the best available research on the role of specific text features in supporting the development of proficient reading. Also explored are ways that teacher scaffolding can help students who have difficulties with particular aspects or types of texts. The book considers approaches to adapting the design and selection of texts to reinforce reading skills and provide well-paced challenges for K-6 students at a variety of ability levels.

Back to top

Helping Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Express their Thoughts and Knowledge in Writing: Tips and Exercises for Developing Writing Skills. Elise Geither & Lisa Meeks, $33.95

When it comes to academic work, students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often have the required knowledge but struggle to get their thoughts down in writing. This is a practical guide to teaching and improving writing skills in students with ASD to meet academic writing standards and prepare for the increased expectations of higher education.

The book covers key considerations for all educators teaching writing skills to high school and college students with ASD including how to address difficulties with comprehension, executive functioning, and motor skills, how to structure ideas into a coherent argument, and how to develop creativity and expression in writing, as well as how to successfully adapt these skills to meet university expectations. Each chapter includes teaching tips, insightful student perspectives, and ready-to-use writing exercises.


How to Plan Differentiated Reading Instruction: Resources for Grades K-3, 2nd Edition. Sharon Walpole & Michael McKenna, $45.50

The authors provide a detailed framework for implementing differentiated small-group instruction over multi-week cycles. Each component of the beginning reading program is addressed—phonological awareness, word recognition, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. In a large-size format with lay-flat binding for easy photocopying, the book includes dozens of reproducible lesson plans, instructional activities, assessment forms, and other tools. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials. New to This Edition:

  • Differentiation 2.0: the approach has been fine-tuned based on field testing, new research findings, and current standards and response-to-intervention frameworks
  • Many additional reproducible tools, such as coaching templates and the Informal Decoding Inventory
  • Beyond lesson plans and materials, the second edition offers more guidance for designing instruction and grouping students, making it a one-stop resource
  • Reproducible tools now available to download and print

How to Reach and Teach All Children Through Balanced Literacy. Sandra Rief & Julie Heimburge, $35.99 (Grades 3 to 8)

The balanced literacy method combines the best practices of phonics and other skill-based language instruction with the holistic, literature-based approach in order to help you teach reading, writing, and speaking in a clear and approachable format.

Back to top

“I Hate To Write!” Cheryl Boucher & Kathy Oehler, $34.50

Tips for helping students with autism spectrum and related disorders increase achievement, meet academic standards, and become happy, successful writers.


Instruction and Assessment for Struggling Writers: Evidence-Based Practices. Edited by Gary Troia, $33.50

This unique book focuses on how to provide effective instruction to K-12 students who find writing challenging, including English language learners and those with learning disabilities or language impairments. Prominent experts illuminate the nature of writing difficulties and offer practical suggestions for building students' skills at the word, sentence, and text levels. Topics include writing workshop instruction; strategies to support the writing process, motivation, and self-regulation; composing in the content areas; classroom technologies; spelling instruction for diverse learners; and assessment approaches. Every chapter is grounded in research and geared to the real world needs of teachers in general and special education settings.


Interventions for Reading Success. Diane Haager, Joseph Dimino & Michelle Windmueller, $61.95 (K to 3)

With an extensive menu of lessons that take just 20–30 minutes, this intervention guide is the key to helping students grasp the five ‘Big Ideas’ of early literacy: phonological awareness, the alphabetic principle, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. All activities come complete with clear guidelines and suggestions and are easy to tailor to students’ individual needs. Creative and versatile, this curriculum supplement will help struggling students become skillful, enthusiastic readers.

Back to top

Jasmine Can: Creating Self-Confidence. Bena Hartman, Mary Gregg Byrne, $14.75

Raising her hand to read in front of the class is something that Jasmine would never do. While other classmates breeze through the pages of books, Jasmine finds it difficult to read. But with the help of a special friend, Jasmine finds the confidence she needs to take a chance.


Joyful Reading: Differentiation and Enrichment for Successful Literacy Learning. Sally Reis, $29.95

An easy-to-implement program that encourages all students to read independently for a period of time during the school day on books of their own choice while supporting them in learning comprehension strategies.


A Land We Can Share: Teaching Literacy to Students with Autism. Paula Kluth, & Kelly Chandler-Olcott, $39.95

Teachers are going to love this book! Passionate and practical, it moves beyond "sight words" and other functional literacy skills and provides the know-how for bringing quality, meaningful literacy instruction to students with autism. The book focuses specifically on ways in which educators can improve literacy outcomes for students with autism spectrum disorders in Grades K–12 classrooms.

Back to top

Lift-Off for Early Literacy: Directed Reading Opportunities for Struggling Students. Charlene Iannone-Campbell & Susan Lloyd Lattimore, $48.95

As early as preschool, children who struggle with emergent literacy skills can benefit from effective response to intervention. Don't wait until later grades when they've already fallen behind—improve their literacy skills now with this evidence-based Tier 2 RTI curriculum, ready for any pre-K educator to pick up and use right away. Expertly organizing their lessons into one hands-on, step-by-step guide, the authors give teachers, SLPs, and paraprofessionals eleven complete units of small-group instruction.

Young children will love the engaging activity sets, filled with songs, stories, fingerplay, rhymes, and games that help increase their reading readiness while they have fun. And all adults involved in pre-K instruction—from teachers to classroom volunteers—will love how this curriculum helps them make the most of their classroom time and get real, measurable results. With this highly effective, teacher-friendly curriculum, pre-K educators will help struggling students achieve "literacy lift-off" as early as possible so they're ready for long-term reading success.


Literacy Beyond Picture Books: Teaching Secondary Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities. Dorothy Deny Smith, Jill Fisher DeMarco & Martha Worley, $47.50

Teaching literacy to middle school and high school students with significant disabilities can prove challenging when available reading materials often don't match students' reading levels and interests. This accessible, step-by-step guide shows teachers how to match students with appropriate texts and develop inventive themed units that encourage literacy learning. Teachers can build whole units around a selected text and create hands-on activities that engage multiple senses. This valuable resource includes sample activities and lesson plans, ideas for adapting general education materials.


Literacy Growth for Every Child: Differentiated Small Group Instruction K-6. Diane Lapp, Douglas Fisher & Thomas DeVere Wolsey, $36.95

Implementing differentiated small group instruction in K-6 classrooms — where students' abilities, needs, and interests vary widely — is challenging yet extremely important. This research based guide is packed with ideas about how to structure literacy lessons that incorporate both collaborative and needs-based small-group instruction in order to help all students succeed.

Back to top

Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners Pre-K-2. Diane Barone & Shelley Hong Xu, $29.50

Summarizing current research and weaving it into practical instructional strategies that teachers can immediately use with young English language learners (ELLs), covers all aspects of effective instruction for ELLs: oral language development and instruction, materials, word study, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, home-school connections and assessment. The volume is packed with realistic examples, lesson planning ideas, book lists, online resources, and reproducibles.


Literacy Instruction for Inclusive Classrooms. Paula Kluth & Kelly Chandler-Olcott, $13.95 (Laminated Reference Guide)

This laminated reference guide provides valuable information on how to enhance literacy instruction for all students within inclusive classroom environments. Packed with practical strategies, this guide addresses topics such as:

  • Selecting formal literacy assessments
  • Supporting family literacy
  • Building a library in your diverse classroom
  • Designing literacy stations for all students
  • Involving collaborators in literacy instruction
  • Making the most of peer support
  • Adapting the read aloud
  • Differentiating literature circles
  • Developing reading fluency

Back to top

Literacy Leadership to Support Reading Improvement: Intervention Programs and Balanced Instruction. Mary Kay Moskal & Ayn Keneman, $26.95

Packed with vivid examples from actual schools, this book explores specific ways that literacy leaders can partner with teachers to meet the instructional needs of every student. It provides a range of research-based strategies for implementing effective instruction in a response-to-intervention framework. It also describes innovative interventions—including schoolwide programs and family and community initiatives—that promote success for struggling readers. Practical ideas are presented for engaging particular populations, such as boys and middle and high school students, and for supporting teachers' professional development.


Make Writing Exciting, Grades 1-2. Kelly Gunzenhauser, $19.95

Motivating lessons, focused activities on specific skills and reproducible patterns to teach essential writing techniques.

Back to top

Making Assessment Matter: Using Test Results to Differentiate Reading Instruction. Nonie Lesaux & Sky Marietta, $27.95

All too often, literacy assessments are given only for accountability purposes and fail to be seen as valuable resources for planning and differentiating instruction. This clear, concise book shows K–5 educators how to implement a comprehensive, balanced assessment battery that integrates accountability concerns with data-driven instruction. Teachers learn to use different types of test scores to understand and address students' specific learning needs. The book features an in-depth case example of a diverse elementary school that serves many struggling readers and English language learners. 


Narrowing the Literacy Gap: What Works in High-Poverty Schools. Diane Barone, $31.95

This engaging book offers new insights and information on why students in high-poverty schools struggle with literacy achievement and what specific factors promote success. Findings from a unique study are translated into clear recommendations for enriching the classroom environment at different grade levels and helping all children, including English language learners, become highly skilled readers and writers. Packed with compelling observations and data, the book illustrates the realities of day-to-day life in the classroom, provides snapshots of exemplary instructional practices, and emphasizes the key role of teacher-student interactions in overcoming barriers to learning.


Next STEPS in Literacy Instruction: Connecting Assessments to Effective Interventions. Susan Smartt & Deborah Glaser, $45.95

This practical guide helps the educator do more with the valuable information gathered from literacy assessments. Next STEPS in Literacy Instruction takes the guesswork out of intervention and helps transform struggling students in to skillful readers.

Back to top

Now We Get It! Boosting Comprehension with Collaborative Strategic Reading, Grades 4-12. Janette Klinger, Alison Boardman, Elizabeth Swanson & Sharon Vaughn, $35.95

Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR) is an innovative new approach to teaching reading that weaves together two instructional programs: cooperative learning and reading comprehension strategy instruction. In small groups, students work through the four main CSR steps while helping each other improve comprehension and increase reading fluency. A proven program for improving reading skills in mixed-ability classrooms, this book offers a hands-on guide to implementing CSR in grades 4 through 12.

NOW WE GET IT includes sample dialogues for teachers to use during instruction, ready-to-use activities, a wealth of classroom-ready materials, and tips for training on CSR. Bonus web content includes a PowerPoint presentation on CSR and short video clips.


One Child at a Time: Making the Most of Your Time with Struggling Readers, K–6. Pat Johnson, $24.95

This straightforward book offers a four-step framework for working with struggling readers that will allow teachers to focus on and analyze specific behaviours and needs, design targeted instruction, and assess and refine teaching through conferences with the child. Packed with examples of real student-teacher conferences, the text also explores follow-up assessment and analysis over days and weeks, tracking how and when skills are developing. The book shows how to adapt its framework to use successfully with a range of readers, including young children, English language learners, and upper elementary students who are stalled in their literacy progress.


Reaching All By Creating Tribes Learning Communities: a New Way of Learning and Being Together. Jeanne Gibbs, $57.95

Jeanne Gibbs’ perspective on human development is a systems approach that encourages schools, families and communities to create healthy environments in which children can grow and learn. Her primary interest centers on the potential of cooperative learning for the redesign of educational systems. Tribes explains how to teach collaborative skills, design interactive learning experiences, work with multiple learning styles, foster the development of resiliency, and support school community change.

Back to top

Readers Front and Center: Helping All Students Engage With Complex Text. Dorothy Barnhouse, $25.95

How can you ensure that students are fully entering, absorbing, and experiencing the texts they read? Readers Front and Center answers your comprehension questions by framing instruction that starts with the student. Filled with examples of one-on-one conferences, small groups, and whole-class scenarios, this essential book provides an accessible and inspiring model of how and why we need to put students at the front and center of our teaching.


Readers at Risk: 160 Activities to Develop Language Arts Skills in the Inclusive Classroom. Jack Umstatter, $32.95 (Grades 9-12)

Readers at Risk is designed to provide grade-level-appropriate material for struggling special education students and for students who are testing below their grade level. Many of the book's vocabulary building activities are designed to build students' confidence and include easy-to-identify answers in the form of questions or quotations. Readers at Risk focuses on nonfiction and testing prompts, taught with engaging crossword puzzles and fun magic squares. It makes the reading experience and word play more enjoyable for exceptional students without creating more paperwork for teachers.


Reading Conversations: Retrospective Miscue Analysis with Struggling Readers, Grades 4-12. Rita Moore & Carol Gilles, $24.95

Miscue analysis may be the single best tool for assessing readers' difficulties. With Reading Conversations, you can take this tool to a new level, moving beyond diagnosis and into developmental strategies that involve not only teacher-student explorations of how students make meaning with texts, but also peer-led discussions.

Grounded in scientific research, Reading Conversations includes chapters on using RMA (retrospective miscue analysis ) and CRMA (collaborative retrospective miscue analysis) at the elementary, middle, and high-school levels, reproducible self-assessment and teacher-assessment forms, and testimonials and vignettes from teachers who have successfully adopted RMA and CRMA in their classrooms.

Back to top

Reading Development and Difficulties. Kate Cain, $45.95

Reading Development and Difficulties is a comprehensive and balanced introduction to the development of the two core aspects of reading: good word reading skills and the ability to extract the overall meaning of a text.  Unique in its balanced coverage of both word reading and reading comprehension development, this book is an essential resource for comprehending literacy acquisition.


Reading Strategies for Elementary Students with Learning Difficulties: Strategies for RTI. William Bender & Martha Larkin, $71.95

This one-stop resource provides teachers with a ready reference of interventions to provide targeted reading instruction for students with learning difficulties.


Ready to Read: a Multisensory Approach to Language-Based Comprehension Instruction. Mary Lupiani Farrell & Francie Matthews, $27.50

Comprehension is the ultimate goal of reading: it makes learning possible and determines students' long-term success across all academic subjects. This book provides guidelines for basing comprehension instruction on students' language ability and to use the popular multisensory teaching approach to help educators teach comprehension skills in ways that complement each child's learning styles.  

The book follows case histories of three students with different learning challenges and shows teachers how to adapt instruction to meet diverse needs. Educators will also get helpful recommendations for conducting formal and informal assessment of student progress in each skill area. A straightforward, reader-friendly guide to teaching comprehension, this book prepares teachers for one of their most important tasks — helping all their students make the critical leap from "learning to read" to "reading to learn."

Back to top

Recipe for Reading: Intervention Strategies for Struggling Readers. Frances Bloom & Nina Traub, $42.50

This revised manual by Frances Bloom and Nina Traub contains comprehensive, multisensory, phonics-based reading program presents a skill sequence and lesson structure designed for beginning, at-risk, or struggling readers. Recipe for Reading can be used as the primary, beginning reading program for Tier 1 students, or can be a successful intervention for students in Tiers 2 and 3 who have not been successful with other reading strategies.


RTI from All Sides: What Every Teacher Needs to Know. Mary Howard, $23.25

RTI from All Sides points the way toward thoughtful and effective Response to Intervention (RTI)—and away from rigid implementations. Author Mary Howard offers suggestions for instructional design, collaboration, and troubleshooting—even for avoiding mediocre RTI products. The book demonstrates how to apply the principles you trust to RTI:

  • Teaching reading and writing in authentic ways to help students choose just-right books that set them up to read in and out of school
  • Using simple, ongoing assessments to know when to intensify instruction inside and outside the regular classroom
  • Differentiating reading instruction to maintain the flow between whole-class, small-group, and one-on-one instruction while meeting specific students’ needs
  • Designing interventions to amplify instruction instead of sidelining students to skill-and-drill that takes them further from engaged, proficient reading
  • Coordinating efforts within and between instructional supports to emphasize acceleration through the targeted instruction students need to succeed.

Back to top

School Success for Kids with Dyslexia & Other Reading Difficulties. Walter Dunson, $19.95

SCHOOL SUCCESS FOR KIDS WITH DYSLEXIA provides parents and teachers with goals that will meet the needs of students who are struggling with reading. It includes information, assessments, and techniques that parents, teachers, and school administrators can use immediately to foster reading success. Through an understanding of how English words are constructed, how the brain processes language, and the differences that exist between learning styles, parents and teachers will gain keen insight into the processes of reading, reading acquisition, and reading instruction.


Strategies and Lessons for Improving Basic Early Literacy Skills. Bob Algozzine, Mary Beth Marr, Tina McClanahan & Emme Barnes, $17.95 (K-3)

Addressing the needs of a diverse classroom, this book offers assessment guidelines and tools that inform instruction and help adjust teaching to support individual needs. The activities are designed to build proficiency in four key areas:

  • Recognizing and naming letters
  • Hearing and manipulating sounds in words
  • Associating sounds with letters and using them to form words
  • Reading words in connected text

Back to top

The Struggling Writer, Grades 3-6. Janet Angelillo, $22.95

Strategies to help kids focus, build stamina and develop writing confidence.


Taking On a Learning Disability: at the Crossroads of Special Education and Adolescent Literacy Learning.  Erin McCloskey, $50.95

In the United States, approximately 2.5 million students are diagnosed as having a learning disability and the majority of those children are placed in special education because of an inability to read as expected. As a result of this diagnosis, these children may be placed in special education classrooms — classrooms that are separate from the ‘mainstream’ population. For children with learning disabilities, there is likely no place, other than in school, where a student’s inability to read as expected leads to this separation from his/her peers. Once school is over, these children play alongside the kids in their neighborhoods, participate in sports teams, and attend community activities. This book looks at the impact of being labeled as learning disabled and separated from peers in school through the eyes of Samson, a middle school student described both as learning disabled and a non-reader. This qualitative case study explores how Samson, his family, his teachers and this researcher make sense of special education and the complexities of learning to read as an adolescent.

Through the three years that Samson was in middle school, this book investigates his perspective on his classes, his interpretation of what it means to ‘be’ a student in special education, and the process by which he learns to read. How disability gets created, contested, and discussed is highlighted through the many contexts that allow disability to be recognized and to fade into the background.


Teaching Adolescents Who Struggle with Reading: Practical Strategies. David Moore & Kathleen Hinchman, $35.95

Teaching Adolescents Who Struggle with Reading presents practical classroom strategies for teaching middle and high school students who struggle as readers and writers.

Back to top

Teaching Reading Comprehension. Alison Davis, $59.99 (Grades 3 to 8)

Teaching Reading Comprehension brings together a metacognitive approach with the principles of formative assessment to show how the decisions a teacher makes affect student achievement. Educators working in grades 3-8 will find practical information on all aspects of teaching reading comprehension.


Teaching Reading Comprehension to Students with Learning Difficulties, 2nd Edition. Janette Klinger, Sharon Vaughn & Alison Boardman, $39.95

This practitioner resource and course text has given thousands of K-12 teachers evidence-based tools for helping students — particularly those at risk for reading difficulties — understand and acquire new knowledge from text. The authors present a range of scientifically validated instructional techniques and activities, complete with helpful classroom examples and sample lessons. The book describes ways to assess comprehension, build the skills that good readers rely on, and teach students to use multiple comprehension strategies flexibly and effectively. Each chapter features thought-provoking discussion questions. Reproducible lesson plans and graphic organizers can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8½" x 11" size. New to This Edition:

  • Chapters on content-area literacy, English language learners, and intensive interventions
  • Incorporates current research on each component of reading comprehension
  • Discusses ways to align instruction with the Common Core State Standards
  • Additional instructional activities throughout

Teaching Struggling Readers with Poetry, Grades 1-3. Maria Walther & Carol Fuhler, $26.99

Engaging poems with mini-lessons that target and teach phonics, sight words, fluency and more – laying the foundation for reading success.

Back to top

Teaching Struggling Readers to Tackle Math Word Problems, Grades 3-5. Audrey Trapolsi, et al, $12.99

Effective strategies and practice pages that help kids develop the skills they need to read and solve math word problems.


Teaching Tips for Kids with Dyslexia. Sherrill Flora, $21.50

This teacher/parent resource has a wealth of practical ideas and teaching strategies that can help children with dyslexia and other reading disabilities become successful readers.


Teaching Word Recognition: Effective Strategies for Students with Learning Difficulties, 2nd Edition. Rollanda O'Connor, $35.50

This highly regarded teacher resource synthesizes the research base on word recognition and translates it into step-by-step instructional strategies, with special attention to students who are struggling. Chapters follow the stages through which students progress as they work toward skilled reading of words. Presented are practical, evidence-based techniques and activities that target letter-sound pairings, decoding and blending, sight words, multisyllabic words, and fluency. Ideal for use in primary-grade classrooms, the book also offers specific guidance for working with older children who are having difficulties. New to this edition:

  • Incorporates the latest research on word recognition and its connections to vocabulary, reading fluency, and comprehension
  • Chapter on morphological (meaning-based) instruction
  • Chapter on English language learners
  • Instructive "Try This" activities at the end of each chapter for teacher study groups and professional development

Back to top

Teaching Writing: Differentiated Instruction with Leveled Graphic Organizers, Grades 1-3. Nancy Witherell & Mary McMackin, $21.99

Fifteen complete writing lessons, including a model lesson, literature links and reproducible organizers designed to support individual learning needs.


Teaching Writing in the Inclusive Classroom: Strategies and Skills for All Students, Grades 6 – 12. Roger Passman & Katherine McKnight, $35.99

Filled with fifty engaging activities, this hands-on resource is an important and valuable tool that can supplement any teacher's approach to writing instruction. Teaching Writing in the Inclusive Classroom offers strategies based on the proven TIP Writing Process that is designed to individualize the writing process by focusing on the specific needs of each student within the classroom.


Teaching Writing in Mixed-Language Classrooms, Grades K-5. Joanne Yatvin, $24.99

Powerful writing strategies to help all students develop the skills they need to write with confidence.

Back to top

Teaching Writing to Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Learners. Donovan R. Walling, $37.95

Are your picture-smart, music-smart, and body-smart learners lagging behind their word-smart and number-smart peers? Donovan Walling offers innovative new ways to help these learners become effective writers! With an emphasis on matching teaching method to learning style and developing both basic writing competencies and higher-level thinking skills, this resource offers instructional strategies, sample lessons, a learning styles self-assessment. This is an essential resource for teachers, literacy coaches, and curriculum designers who want to expand writing curriculum and incorporate more non-linear methods into their instructional repertoires.


25 Essential Language Arts Strategies to Help Striving Readers Succeed. Michael Opitz & Roland Schendel, $21.99

Strategies to engage your striving and uncertain readers and to provide the thoughtful scaffolding they need to achieve reading proficiency.


What Really Matters for Struggling Readers: Designing Research-Based Programs, 3rd Edition. Richard Allington, $50.65

What Really Matters for Struggling Readers delivers a concise and balanced introduction to reading remediation and intervention programs and the topic of struggling readers. This revised edition continues to focus on helping teachers design reading remediation and intervention programs around well-established reality and research-based components.

Back to top

The Word Book: Learning Words through Meaningful Connections. Elisabeth Wiig, Evelyn Freedman & Linda Schreiber, $69.00

THE WORD BOOK helps you plan and implement lessons on vocabulary content that support special education students in general education classes. It categorizes 12,500 high frequency words in easy-to-read charts. These charts are organized by subject and typically list related nouns, adjectives, and verbs in adjacent columns. This format helps students understand how different words are commonly used together.


The Words Came Down! English Language Learners Read, Write and Talk Across the Curriculum. Emelie Parker & Tess Pardini, $27.95

This timely guide emphasizes a workshop structure for literacy studies that allows teachers to differentiate instruction to include all students, and affords students ample opportunity to collaborate with others as they learn to speak, read, writer, and comprehend. The book emphasizes oral language and communication as critical to successful teaching and learning.


Writing Assessment and Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities, Grades K-12. Nancy Mather, Barbara Wendling & Rhia Roberts, $41.95

Research-based, classroom-tested strategies to help students of all ability levels improve writing skills. Includes 100+ student writing samples with guidelines for analysis.

Back to top

Complete Booklist

Autism and Reading Comprehension: Ready-to-Use Lesson Plans for Teachers. Joseph Porter, $40.95

Balancing Reading and Language Learning: a Resource for Teaching English Language Learners K-5. Mary Cappellini, $44.95

Becoming a Great Teacher of Reading: Achieving High Rapid Reading Gains with Powerful, Differentiated Strategies. Marie Carbo, $51.95

The Big Book of Differentiated Reading Response Activities, Grades 2-3. Rhonda Graff, $18.99

Book Buddies: a Tutoring Framework for Struggling Readers, 2nd Edition. Francine Johnston, et al, $42.50 Grades K-3

Brain, Behavior and Learning in Language and Reading Disorders. Maria Mody & Elaine Silliman, $53.50

Bringing The Outside In: Visual Ways To Engage Reluctant Readers. Sara Kajder, $27.95

Catching Readers Before They Fall: Supporting Readers Who Struggle, K-4.  Pat Johnson & Katie Keier, $31.95

Challenging the Gifted Child: an Open Approach to Working with Advanced Young Readers. Margaret Stevens, $22.95

A Classroom Teacher’s Guide to Struggling Readers. Curt Dudley-Marling & Patricia Paugh, $24.00

Classrooms That Work: They Can All Read and Write, 6th Edition. Patricia Cunningham & Richard Allington, $65.75

Developing Language and Literacy: Effective Intervention in the Early Years. Julia Carroll, Claudine Bowyer-Crane, Fiona Duff, Charles Hulme & Margaret Snowling, $59.95

Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems. Darrell Morris, $29.50

Differentiated Learning: Language and Literacy Projects that Address Diverse Backgrounds and Cultures. Kathy Paterson, $24.95

Differentiated Reading Instruction: Strategies for the Primary Grades. Sharon Walpole & Michael McKenna, $28.95 (Grades K to 3)

Differentiated Small-Group Reading Lessons, K-3. Margo Southall, $26.99

Differentiating Instruction with Menus for the Inclusive Classroom: Language Arts, Grades 3-5. Laurie Westphal, $30.95

Drawing a Blank: Improving Comprehension for Readers on the Autism Spectrum. Emily Iland, $45.95

Early Intervention for Reading Difficulties: the Interactive Strategies Approach.  Donna Scanlon, Kimberly Anderson & Joan Sweeney, $30.50

Effective Instruction for Middle School Students with Reading Difficulties: the Reading Teacher’s Sourcebook. Carolyn Denton, et al, $53.50 (grades 6-8)

Effective Instruction for Struggling Readers, K to 6. Barbara Taylor, $31.95

Empowering Struggling Readers: Practices for the Middle Grades. Leigh Hall, Leslie Burns & Elizabeth Carr Edwards, $38.95

The ESL/ELL Teacher's Book of Lists, 2nd Edition. Jacqueline Kress, $35.95

Executive Skills and Reading Comprehension: a Guide for Educators. Kelly Cartwright, $42.95

Finding the Right Texts: What Works for Beginning and Struggling Readers. Edited by E. Hiebert & M. Sailors, $32.95

Helping Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Express their Thoughts and Knowledge in Writing: Tips and Exercises for Developing Writing Skills. Elise Geither & Lisa Meeks, $33.95

Back to top

How to Plan Differentiated Reading Instruction: Resources for Grades K-3, 2nd Edition. Sharon Walpole & Michael McKenna, $45.50

How to Reach and Teach All Children through Balanced Literacy. Sandra Rief & Julie Heimburge, $35.99 (Grades 3 to 8)

“I Hate To Write!” Cheryl Boucher & Kathy Oehler, $34.50

Instruction and Assessment for Struggling Writers: Evidence-Based Practices. Edited by Gary Troia, $33.50

Interventions for Reading Problems: Designing and Evaluating Effective Strategies. Edward Dalyl, $39.50

Interventions for Reading Success. D. Haager, J. Dimino & M. Windmueller, $61.95 (K to 3)

Jasmine Can: Creating Self-Confidence. Bena Hartman, Mary Gregg Byrne, $14.75

Joyful Reading: Differentiation and Enrichment for Successful Literacy Learning. Sally Reis, $29.95

A Land We Can Share: Teaching Literacy to Students with Autism. Paula Kluth, & Kelly Chandler-Olcott, $39.95

Lift-Off for Early Literacy: Directed Reading Opportunities for Struggling Students. Charlene Iannone-Campbell & Susan Lloyd Lattimore, $48.95

Literacy Beyond Picture Books: Teaching Secondary Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities. Dorothy Deny Smith, Jill Fisher DeMarco & Martha Worley, $47.50

Literacy Growth for Every Child: Differentiated Small Group Instruction K-6. Diane Lapp, Douglas Fisher & Thomas DeVere Wolsey, $36.95

Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners Pre-K-2. Diane Barone & Shelley Hong Xu, $29.50

Literacy Instruction for Inclusive Classrooms. Paula Kluth & Kelly Chandler-Olcott, $13.95 (Laminated Reference Guide)

Literacy Leadership to Support Reading Improvement: Intervention Programs and Balanced Instruction. Mary Kay Moskal & Ayn Keneman, $26.95

Make Writing Exciting, Grades 1-2. Kelly Gunzenhauser, $19.95

Making Assessment Matter: Using Test Results to Differentiate Reading Instruction. Nonie Lesaux & Sky Marietta, $27.95

Narrowing the Literacy Gap: What Works in High-Poverty Schools. Diane Barone, $31.95

Next STEPS in Literacy Instruction: Connecting Assessments to Effective Interventions. Susan Smartt& Deborah Glaser, $45.95

Now We Get It! Boosting Comprehension with Collaborative Strategic Reading, Grades 4-12. Janette Klinger, Alison Boardman, Elizabeth Swanson & Sharon Vaughn, $35.95

One Child at a Time: Making the Most of Your Time with Struggling Readers, K–6. Pat Johnson, $24.95

Quality Literacy Instruction for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Christina Carnahan & Pamela Williamson, Editors, $74.95

Reaching All By Creating Tribes Learning Communities: a New Way of Learning and Being Together. Jeanne Gibbs, $57.95

Readers Front and Center: Helping All Students Engage With Complex Text. Dorothy Barnhouse, $25.95

Readers at Risk: 160 Activities to Develop Language Arts Skills in the Inclusive Classroom. Jack Umstatter, $32.95 (Grades 9-12)

Reading Conversations: Retrospective Miscue Analysis with Struggling Readers, Grades 4-12. Rita Moore & Carol Gilles, $24.95

Reading Development and Difficulties. Kate Cain, $45.95

Reading Skills Problem Solver: Ready-to-Use Strategies & Activity Sheets for Correcting All Types of Reading Problems. Wilma Miller, $49.50

Reading Strategies for Elementary Students with Learning Difficulties: Strategies for RTI. William Bender & Martha Larkin, $71.95

The Reading Turn-Around: a Five-Part Framework for Differentiated Instruction. Stephanie Jones, Lane Clarke, Grace Enriquez, $27.95

Ready to Read: a Multisensory Approach to Language-Based Comprehension Instruction. Mary Lupiani Farrell & Francie Matthews, $27.50

Recipe for Reading: Intervention Strategies for Struggling Readers. Frances Bloom & Nina Traub, $42.50

RTI from All Sides: What Every Teacher Needs to Know. Mary Howard, $23.25

School Success for Kids with Dyslexia & Other Reading Difficulties. Walter Dunson, $19.95

Strategies and Lessons for Improving Basic Early Literacy Skills. Bob Algozzine, Mary Beth Marr, Tina McClanahan & Emme Barnes, $17.95 (K-3)

The Struggling Writer, Grades 3-6. Janet Angelillo, $22.95

Taking On a Learning Disability: at the Crossroads of Special Education and Adolescent Literacy Learning.  Erin McCloskey, $50.95

Back to top

Teaching Adolescents Who Struggle with Reading: Practical Strategies. David Moore & Kathleen Hinchman, $35.95

Teaching Reading Comprehension. Alison Davis, $59.99 (Grades 3 to 8)

Teaching Reading Comprehension to Students with Learning Difficulties, 2nd Edition. Janette Klinger, Sharon Vaughn & Alison Boardman, $39.95

Teaching Reading: Differentiated Instruction with Leveled Graphic Organizers, Grades 1-3. Nancy Witherell & Mary McMackin, $18.99

Teaching Reading to Struggling Learners. Esther Minskoff, $34.50

Teaching Struggling Readers with Poetry, Grades 1-3. Maria Walther & Carol Fuhler, $26.99

Teaching Struggling Readers to Tackle Math Word Problems, Grades 3-5. Audrey Trapolsi, et al, $12.99

Teaching Tips for Kids with Dyslexia. Sherrill Flora, $21.50

Teaching Vocabulary: Differentiated Instruction with Leveled Graphic Organizers, Grades 1-3. Nancy Witherell & Mary McMackin, $18.99

Teaching Word Recognition: Effective Strategies for Students with Learning Difficulties, 2nd Edition. Rollanda O'Connor, $35.50

Teaching Writing: Differentiated Instruction with Leveled Graphic Organizers, Grades 1-3. Nancy Witherell & Mary McMackin, $21.99

Teaching Writing in the Inclusive Classroom: Strategies and Skills for All Students, Grades 6 – 12. Roger Passman & Katherine McKnight, $35.99

Teaching Writing in Mixed-Language Classrooms, Grades K-5. Joanne Yatvin, $24.99

Teaching Writing to Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic Learners. Donovan R. Walling, $37.95

25 Essential Language Arts Strategies to Help Striving Readers Succeed. Michael Opitz & Roland Schendel, $21.99

What Really Matters for Struggling Readers: Designing Research-Based Programs, 3rd Edition. Richard Allington, $50.65

The Word Book: Learning Words through Meaningful Connections. Elisabeth Wiig, Evelyn Freedman & Linda Schreiber, $69.00

The Words Came Down! English Language Learners Read, Write, and Talk Across the Curriculum. Emelie Parker & Tess Pardini, $27.95

Writing Assessment and Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities, Grades K-12. Nancy Mather, Barbara Wendling & Rhia Roberts, $41.95

Back to top

Other Classroom Literacy booklists: Literacy Assessment & Evaluation; Literacy Instruction for Adolescent & Adult Learners; Multisensory & Activity-Based Literacy Instruction; Reading & Writing; Theory & Programming Resources.

Didn't find it...?
Not sure...?
Need a suggestion...?

There are over 10,000 titles listed on our website and more than 35,000 titles in our inventory. If you haven't found what you want on the website — and it's one of our specialties — chances are good that we carry it, or can get it for you. Just let us know what you're looking for.

Call us toll-free 1-800-209-9182 or e-mail

PARENTBOOKS is pleased to invoice institutions. Please inquire regarding terms and discounts. Shop in person, by phone, fax, mail or e-mail . VISA, Mastercard and Interac are welcome. We are open from 10:30 to 6:00 Monday through Friday and from 11:00 to 5:00 on Saturday.

Canadian flagAll prices are in Canadian dollars and are subject to change without notice.



Parentbooks Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

Address: 121 Harbord Street,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1G9

Phone: 416-537-8334

Fax: 416-537-9499

Toll-free: 1-800-209-9182

E-mail:   Inquiries    Sales

Open 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed Sunday

Copyright © 2002-2018 Parentbooks
E-mail questions or comments about this site


Finding Parentbooks