Reading Instruction That Works

Fifth Edition
The Case for Balanced Teaching

Tim Pressley, Richard L. Allington, and Michael Pressley

HardcoverPaperbacke-bookprint + e-book
May 4, 2023
ISBN 9781462551859
Price: $115.00
472 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
April 18, 2023
ISBN 9781462551842
Price: $55.00
472 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
April 20, 2023
ePub and PDF ?
Price: $55.00
472 Pages
print + e-book
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Price: $110.00 $60.50
472 Pages
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Now in a revised and updated fifth edition, this gold-standard text and K–8 practitioner resource provides a roadmap for comprehensive literacy instruction informed by the science of reading. Rather than advocating one best approach, the book shows how to balance skills- and meaning-focused instruction to support all students' success. Chapters describe specific ways to build word recognition, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension, especially for learners who are struggling. The book explains the conceptual underpinnings of recommended strategies and techniques and shows how exemplary teachers actually put them into practice.

New to This Edition
  • Updated throughout with new coauthor Tim Pressley; incorporates the latest research about reading development and difficulties.
  • Chapter on instruction for emergent bilingual learners (EBs), plus an appendix on selecting texts for EBs.
  • Expanded discussions of dyslexia and the role of executive function in reading.
  • Application tables that translate key concepts into recommended classroom strategies.