The Teaching Reading Sourcebook, Third Edition, 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. The Third Edition has a completely new section on reading instruction within the MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support) framework: “MTSS for Reading Success.” The Sourcebook is user-friendly. Its organization and design reflect 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?).


  • Appropriate for elementary teachers, middle- and high-school teachers, school or district administrators, pre-service teachers, college instructors, providers of professional development, literacy coaches
  • An easy-to-understand overview of reading instruction within MTSS covers the basic components: multi-tiered levels of prevention and support, evidence-based programs with high-quality instruction, ongoing assessment, and data-based decision making and problem solving.
  • Content closely correlates with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, especially Foundational Skills (K–5).
  • Sample Lesson Models (how?) provide direct and explicit instruction for evidence-based strategies, practices, and activities.
  • Helpful graphics, definitions, and simple charts and tables make the subject matter immediately understandable.
  • Connect to Theory interactive activities for the reader provide opportunities to review and interpret content.
  • The Resources section provides reproducible sample texts, activity masters, and teaching charts designed to be used in conjunction with sample lesson models.
  • Suggestions for teaching English-language learners appear throughout book.