Teaching Reading Sourcebook, 3ed: CORE Literacy Library

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Bill Honig, Linda Diamond, Linda Gutlohn

  • Teaching Reading Sourcebook, 3ed

848 pages
ISBN: 9781634022354

With over 200,000 copies in circulation, The Teaching Reading Sourcebook is a top-rated, indispensable guide to evidence-based, comprehensive reading instruction. Combining the best features of an academic text and a practical, hands-on teacher’s guide, the Sourcebook explicitly covers all essential components of effective reading instruction as recommended by the National Reading Panel (2000): phonological awareness, phonics/decoding, reading fluency, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. An indispensable resource for teaching reading and language to both beginning and older struggling readers.

The Third Edition includes a completely new section on reading instruction within the MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support) framework: "MTSS for Reading Success."

The Sourcebook is a user-friendly and hugely comprehensive reference for reading instruction with content rich pages organised according to the elements of explicit instruction (what? why? when? how?):

  • Each chapter includes a graphic, easy-to-understand explanation of the subject matter (what?);
  • a concise summary of evidence-based research with a list of suggested readings (why?);
  • suggested instructional timelines, assessments, and interventions (when?); and
  • explicit, step-by-step lesson models that bridge the gap between research and practice (how?).


  • sample lesson models
  • lots of reproducible activity masters
  • a whole section on reading fluency
  • letter knowledge and multisyllabic word reading
  • comprehension strategies that good readers use
  • useful information about the three-tier model
  • authored by highly respected experts in the field of reading

"If you’re going to buy just one sourcebook for teaching reading, this must be the one!”“We can’t imagine a literacy coach, reading supervisor,school or Department of Education that would not wantto keep a copy of this comprehensive gem handy.”"We don't just need teachers, we need reading experts. The Sourcebook and Multiple Measures help us become experts who can teach to the standards no matter the curriculum and know exactly what students need to learn to be successful readers."
- Adria David, Instructional Coach, Vallivue School District, ID

"The Sourcebook provides both distilled theory and research, with lessons you can teach tomorrow morning. It is a keeper . . . a textbook that pre-service and classroom teachers will want to keep and pull off of their professional bookshelf quite often."
- Shane Templeton, Ph.D. University of Nevada, Reno

"The National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) analyzed 725 textbooks used in college reading courses to determine if they covered the science of reading. Results of their analysis, published in 2020 Teacher Prep Review: Program Performance in Early Reading Instruction, indicate that the Teaching Reading Sourcebook was one of the 10 textbooks (out of 725) found to comprehensively and rigorously cover the scientific basis and instructional elements of the five essential components of effective reading instruction: phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension."
- NCTQ Report