To help reading specialists get started, the CPS administration gave them a stack of books offering teaching strategies in each of the four areas of the CPS reading framework. Here they are, by area:

Word knowledge

“Phonemic Awareness in Young Children: A Classroom Curriculum,” by Marilyn Jaeger Adams, Barbara R. Foorman, Ingvar Lundberg and Terri Beeler. Paul H. Brooks Publishing Co., 1997.

“Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary and Spelling Instruction,” by Donald R. Bear, Marcia Invernizzi, Shane Templeton and Francine Johnston. Prentice Hall, 1999.


“Good-Bye Round Robin: Twenty-Five Effective Oral Reading Strategies,” by Michael F. Opitz, Timothy V. Rasinski and Lois Bridges Bird. Heinemann, 1998.


“Nonfiction Matters: Reading, Writing and Research in Grades 3-8,” by Stephanie Harvey. Stenhouse Publishers, 1998.

“Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension to Enhance Understanding,” by Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis. Stenhouse Publishers, 2000.


“The Art of Teaching Writing,” by Lucy McCormick Calkins. Heinemann, 1994.

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