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Theories of Meaning Making Woodard, R., & Kline, S. (2016). Lessons From Sociocultural Writing Research for Implementing the Common Core State Standards. Reading Teacher, 70(2), 207–216. Hoffman, J.

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Theories of Meaning Making

Woodard, R., & Kline, S. (2016). Lessons From Sociocultural Writing Research for Implementing the Common Core State Standards. Reading Teacher70(2), 207–216.

Hoffman, J. V., Sailors, M., & Aguirre, S. H. (2016). Thinking Globally in Literacy Instruction: Making a Difference in the World. Reading Teacher70(2), 143–148.

Moje, E. (2010) What is Disciplinary Literacy?

Literacy Research Association. Critical Race Theory.

Instructional Routines

Ciampa, K. (2016). Implementing a Digital Reading and Writing Workshop Model for Content Literacy Instruction in an Urban Elementary (K-8) School. Reading Teacher70(3), 295–306.

McClure, E. L., & King Fullerton, S. (2017). Instructional Interactions: Supporting Students’ Reading Development Through Interactive Read-Alouds of Informational Texts. Reading Teacher71(1), 51–59.

Hebert, F. (2013). Text Complexity Playlist

Scholastic. What is Guided Reading? (Beyond a Commercial Cash Cow).

Hoffman, J. V. (2017). What If “Just Right” Is Just Wrong? The Unintended Consequences of Leveling Readers. Reading Teacher71(3), 265–273.

Phonics and Spelling

Montelongo, J. A., Hernández, A. C., Herter, R. J., & Cuello, J. (2011). Using Congnates to Scaffold Context Clue Strategies for Latino ELs. Reading Teacher64(6), 429–434.

Bear, D. R., & Templeton, S. (1998). Explorations in developmental spelling: Foundations for learning and teaching phonics, spelling.. Reading Teacher52(3), 222. Retrieved from

Alderman, G. L., & Green, S. K. (2011). Fostering Lifelong Spellers Through Meaningful Experiences. Reading Teacher64(8), 599–605.


Academic Vocabulary

Gallagher, M. A., & Anderson, B. E. (2016). Get All “Jazzed Up” for Vocabulary Instruction: Strategies That Engage. Reading Teacher70(3), 273–282.

Picot, C. J. (2017). Using Academic Word Lists to Support Disciplinary Literacy Development. Reading Teacher71(2), 215–220.

Flynt, E. S., & Brozo, W. G. (2008). Developing Academic Language: Got Words? Reading Teacher61(6), 500–502.


McKee, L., & Carr, G. (2016). Supporting Beginning Readers in Reading to Learn: A Comprehension Strategy. Reading Teacher70(3), 359–363.

Cappello, M., & Lafferty, K. E. (2015). The Roles of Photography for Developing Literacy Across the Disciplines. Reading Teacher69(3), 287–295.

Roehling, J. V., Hebert, M., Nelson, J. R., & Bohaty, J. J. (2017). Text Structure Strategies for Improving Expository Reading Comprehension. Reading Teacher71(1), 71–82.

Wright, T. S., & Gotwals, A. W. (2017). Supporting Disciplinary Talk From the Start of School: Teaching Students to Think and Talk Like Scientists. Reading Teacher71(2), 189–197.

Hamilton, B. Supprting Young Readers Developing Reading Club Conversation Skills


Writing instruction

Roth, K., & Dabrowski, J. (2014). Extending Interactive Writing Into Grades 2-5. Reading Teacher68(1), 33–44.

Moser, S. (2017). Using Mentor Texts to Reach Reluctant Readers and Writers. Reading Teacher71(3), 371–372.

Zawilinksi, L. Hot Blogging.

Assessment Strategy

Philippakos, Z. A. (2017). Giving Feedback: Preparing Students for Peer Review and Self-Evaluation. Reading Teacher71(1), 13–22.

Fisher, D., & Frey, N. (2015). Checking for Understanding Digitally During Content Area Learning. Reading Teacher69(3), 281–286. 

Wixson, K. K., & Valencia, S. W. (2011). Assessment in RTI: What Teachers and Specialists Need to Know. Reading Teacher64(6), 466–469.


Creating a Home and Community Culture


Louie, B., & Davis-Welton, K. (2016). Family Literacy Project. Reading Teacher69(6), 597–606.

Protacio, M. S., & Edwards, P. A. (2015). Restructuring Sharing Time for English Learners and Their Parents. Reading Teacher68(6), 413–421.

Jensen, D. A. (2006). Using newsletters to create home-school connections. Reading Teacher60(2), 186–190.

Cognitive, Cultural, and Developmental Differentation

Stahl, K. A. D. (2016). Response to Intervention. Reading Teacher69(6), 659–663.

Teaching with Nonfiction

Duke, N. (2016). Using Informational Text to Build Literacy and Content Knowledge, Nell Duke, University of Michigan

Kersten, S. (2017). Becoming Nonfiction Authors: Engaging in Science Inquiry. Reading Teacher71(1), 33–41.

Young, T. A., & Miner, A. B. (2015). Guiding Inquiry With Biography Breaks and the C3 Framework. Reading Teacher69(3), 311–319.


Teaching with Novels

Ripp, P. Ideas for How to Do Better Book Clubs in Middle School

Larson, L. (2008) Electronic Reading Workshop

Cummins, S., & Quiroa, R. E. (2012). Teaching for Writing Expository Responses to Narrative Texts. Reading Teacher65(6), 381–386.

Teaching with Poetry

Ferguson, K. (2017). A Poetry Coffee House: Creating a Cool Community of Writers. Reading Teacher71(2), 209–213.

Timmermans, K. M., & Johnson, A. (2017). Introducing and Sustaining Close Reading and Writing Through Poetry. Reading Teacher71(3), 357–362.

Ciardiello, A. V. (2010). “Talking Walls”: Presenting a Case for Social Justice Poetry in Literacy Education. Reading Teacher63(6), 464–473.



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