The titles listed below are intended to provide a beginning
list of links to current and popular professional books relevant for classroom
teachers and instructional leaders working toward a better understanding
of what effective literacy instruction looks like across the curriculum.
Many have served as wonderful building blocks and discussion prompts during
faculty study groups. If you know of a "must-read" in any of
the areas listed below, please don't hesitate to email your recommendations
to The Literacy Web webmaster: NLRT@Uconn.edu
First off, Stenhouse
Publisher's Complete Books Online gives you access to more than 50
books (many of the most popular in the field of literacy right now) to
read and preview for FREE! You can't print them out, but you can read
them to your heart's content and can later order them for your own home
library if you'd like.
Beginning Reading and Phonics
- Cunningham, P.C., Hall, D.P. and Cunninghman, J.W.
(2000) Guided Reading, The Four Blocks Way
- Fountas, I.C. and Pinell, G.S. (1996). Guided
Reading: Good First Teaching For All.
- Fountas, I.C. and Pinell, G.S. (2001). Guiding
Readers and Writers (Grades 3-6): Teaching Comprehension, Genre, and
- Opitz, Michael P. (1999). Flexible
Grouping in Reading
- Opitz, M.F. and Ford, M.P. (2001). Reaching
Readers, Flexible & Innovative Strategies for Guided Reading
- Pinnell, G.S., Bird, L.B., and Fountas, I.C. (1999).
Books to Readers: Using Leveled Books in Guided Reading, Grades K-3.
- Brunner, C. and Tally, W. (1999). The
New Media Literacy Handbook: An Educator's Guide to Bringing New Media
into the Classroom (online
- ISTE (2000) National
Educational Technology Standards for Students: Connecting Curriculum
- Lamb, Annette and Smith, Nancy R. (2000). Newbery's
& The Net: Thematic Technology Connections
- Lamb, Annette (2002). Building
Treehouses for Learning: Technology in Today's Classrooms, 3rd Edition
- Leu, D.J. and Leu, D. (1998). Teaching
With the Internet : Lessons from the Classroom
- McKenzie,Jamie (2001). Planning
Good Change with Technology and Literacy
- Morton, Jessica G. (1998) Kids
on the 'Net: Conducting Internet Research in K-5 Classrooms
- Norton, P. and Sprague, D. (2000) Technology
for Teaching (online companion)
- Norton, P. and Wilburg, K. (1998). Teaching
- Rosen, E.Y., Quesada, A.P., and Summers, S.L. (1998).
the World Through Media Education
- Shelley, Cahman and Gunter (1999) Teachers Discovering
Computers (1999). Online companion)
and homepage to other technology
- Wepner, S.B., Valmount, W.J., and Thurlow, R. (2000)
Literacy and Technology, A Guide for K-8 Classrooms
- Lyons, Carol A. and Pinnell, Gay Su (2001). Systems
for Change in Literacy Education: A Guide to Professional Development
- Murphy, C.U. and Lick, D.W. (2001). Whole-Faculty
Study Groups: Creating Student-Based Professional Development, 2nd Edition
- Robb, Laura. (2000). Redefining
- Routman, Regie (1999) Conversations
: Strategies for Teaching, Learning, and Evaluating
- Walk, P.J. and Castelberry, M.S. (Eds). (2000). Educators
as Learners: Creating a Professional Learning Community in your School
Reading Theory and Research
- Block, C.C. and Pressley, M. Editors (2002). Comprehension
Instruction: Research-Based Best Practices.
- Gambrell, L., Morrow, L, Strickland, D., Wilkinson,
L., Neuman, S., and Pressley, M. Editors (1999) Best
Practices in Literacy Instruction
- Reinking,D., McKenna, M, Labbo, L, and Kieffer, R.
Editors (1998) Handbook
of Literacy and Technology: Transformations in a Post-Typographic World
Assessment and Evaluation in Reading
Links to Publishers of Literacy Books
This page last updated March, 2002.