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Suggested Books

We have found these books to be most useful in furthering our understanding of reading, thinking, and learning. They are not listed in any particular order. Enjoy browsing! We'll add more titles periodically.

Flurkey, A. D., Paulson, E. J. & Goodman, K.S., (2008). Scientific Realism in Studies of Reading. 

Significant, revealing research into the reading process that has often been overlooked.

Routman, R. (2018). Literacy Essentials: Engagement, Excellence and Equity for All Learners.

A great resource that will help K-12 teachers become the responsive, effective professionals they want to be.

Gopnik, A., Meltzoff, A.N., & Kuhl, P.K. (1999). The Scientist in the Crib:  Minds, Brains, and How Children Learn.

An excellent discussion of children's cognitive development from infancy that helps us understand the capacities with which children come to school.

Strauss, S.L. (2005). The Linguistics, Neurology, and Politics of Phonics: Silent "E" Speaks Out.

A detailed examination of the current science-of-reading perspective from an expert in linguistics and neurology.

Johnston, P.H. (2004). Choice Words: How Our Language Affects Children's Learning.

An insightful and highly useful discussion of teacher-student interactions.

Allington, R. L. (2002). Big Brother and the National Reading Curriculum: How Ideology Trumped Evidence.

A thorough discussion of the negative implications of the work done by the National Reading Panel in 2000.

Goodman, K.S., Fries, P.H., & Srauss, S.L. (2016). Reading: The Grand Illusion: How and Why People Make Sense of Print.

An informative look at the reading process from cognitive, linguistic, and neurological perspectives.

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